Janet Stockdale studied Psychology (BSc and PhD) at University College London before joining LSE. She has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley and at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and has always been interested in studying issues which are of theoretical interest and practical importance. A recurrent theme in her research has been the analysis of contemporary social problems and policy issues. Janet has recently contributed to research examining reactions to the threat of global terrorism, the public's responses to asylum seekers and perceptions of anti-social behaviour.
Janet has combined her career as a social psychologist with a number of School-wide roles. These include: Adviser to Women Students; Dean of Recruitment; Dean of Undergraduate Studies; and, Dean of the University of London International Programmes (UoLIP) at LSE. She continues to be involved with UoLIP committees and, recently, has become a member of the Bar Standards Board’s Advisory Panel of Experts (APEX) as well as acting as a lay examiner for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Having now retired from the School, Janet shall be a visiting fellow in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science (PBS) from 1 October 2017.