Re-thinking Human Behaviour: critical perspectives on the psychology of COVID-19

Hosted by the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

Online public event


Dr Rochelle Burgess

Dr Rochelle Burgess

Professor Ama de-Graft Aikins

Professor Ama de-Graft Aikins

Professor Helene Joffe

Professor Helene Joffe

Professor Stephen Reicher

Professor Stephen Reicher


Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch

Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch

This event will focus on the social and community based aspects of human behaviour and health, and the importance of going beyond a purely individual or top-down paternalistic approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rochelle Burgess (@thewrittenro) is a community health psychologist who specialises in the socio-political economy of mental health. She is Deputy director of the UCL Center for Global Non-Communicable Diseases and a lecturer in Global Health at UCL’s institute for Global Health.  

Ama de-Graft Aikins (@adegraftaikins) is a British Academy Global Professor at UCL Institute of Advanced Studies and a social psychologist whose research focuses on chronic illness representations, experiences and care in African context. 

Helene Joffe is Professor of Psychology in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at UCL.

Stephen Reicher (@ReicherStephen) is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of St Andrews and member of SAGE.

Sandra Jovchelovitch is Professor of Psychology at LSE.

The Department of Psychological & Behavioural Science (@LSE_PBS) is a growing community of researchers, intellectuals, and students who investigate the human mind and behaviour in a societal context. Our department conducts cutting-edge psychological and behavioural research that is both based in and applied to the real world.

This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECOVID19

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