Professor of Health Psychology - Faculty of Science
The University of Nottingham
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Eamonn Ferguson is a professor of health psychology at The University of Nottingham. He is a chartered health and occupational psychologist, a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and co-founding president of the British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences ( He is currently a Committee Member of Scientific Pandemic Influenza Advisory Committee Behaviour & Communication Sub-Group for the UK Department of Health. His research focuses on the relationship between personality and a number of health and occupational outcomes. In particular he is interested in how personality and motivation influences pro-social behaviour both in field (blood and organ donation) and laboratory (public goods games) settings. Feguson also has a longstanding interest in how personality traits influence learning during medical training and its implications for medical selection and training. Outside of these areas he has an interest in symptom reporting and how it is influenced by health anxiety and personality.

Ferguson received a B.Sc. in Psychology from York University in 1985, and a Ph.D. from Nottingham University in 1992.

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