Peter Smith is Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Unit for School and Family Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His research interests include social development in the home and school; play; aggression and bullying in childhood; cyberbullying; and the similarities and differences between bullying in western countries, Japan, and South Korea. His publications include Bullying in Schools: How Successful can Interventions be? (Cambridge UP, 2004), the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, 2nd ed. (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell) and Bullying in the Global Village: Research on Cyberbullying from an International Perspective (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). His co-edited book Cyberbullying through the new media: Findings from an international network is in press with Psychology Press, and his authored book Understanding School Bullying: Its Nature and Prevention Strategies was published in 2014 by Sage Publications.
He was the Chair of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology Cyberbullying Action (COST ACTION IS0801) from 2008-2012, and is a member of the International Cyberbullying Think Tank. He is PI of a project Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Pupil Safety and Wellbeing, financed by the Indian-European Research Networking in the Social Sciences initiative (2012-2015).
Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Fellow of the Association of Psychological Sciences. Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.