Professor of Psychology and Sexual Health, De Montfort University

Dr Rusi Jaspal has received degrees from the University of Cambridge, University of Surrey and Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Psychologist and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Rusi Jaspal is Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Professor of Psychology and Sexual Health at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. He has published widely on sexual health, sexuality, identity, intergroup relations, and media representations.

He is the author of Enhancing Sexual Health, Self-Identity and Wellbeing among Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Guide for Practitioners (Jessica Kingsley, 2018), Antisemitism and anti-Zionism: representation, cognition and everyday talk (Ashgate, 2014), co-editor (with Dame Glynis Breakwell) of Identity process theory: identity, social action and social change (Cambridge University Press, 2014).


  • 2018–present
    Pro Vice-Chancellor Research, De Montfort University, Leicester
  • 2017–present
    Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor, De Montfort University, Leicester
  • 2015–present
    Professor of Psychology & Sexual Health, De Montfort University, Leicester
  • 2013–2015
    Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University, Leicester
  • 2011–2013
    Research Fellow, University of Nottingham


  • 2011 
    Royal Holloway, University of London, Ph.D
  • 2008 
    University of Surrey, M.Sc.
  • 2007 
    Clare College, University of Cambridge, M.A. (Cantab)