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Thusha Rajendran

Professor of Psychology, Heriot-Watt University

Thusha graduated with undergraduate and masters degrees in Psychology from the University of Birmingham, followed by a PhD in Developmental Psychology at the University of Nottingham. He was an ESRC Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, before becoming a Lecturer at the School of Education, University of Edinburgh, and then a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the Dept. of Psychology at the University of Strathclyde. Thusha joined the Dept. of Psychology at Heriot-Watt University in 2012 as a Reader and was promoted to Professor in 2020. His specialism is in cognitive and social development, digital education, and social robotics.


  • 2012–present
    Reader in Psychology, Heriot-Watt