Dr Mitch Waterman

Dr Mitch Waterman

Senior Lecturer in Emotion & Cognition, Faculty Pro-Dean for Student Education

+44(0)113 343 5733 / 4219 / 4721

Summary: Mitch’s foci are questions associated with inhibition; emotional and behavioural problems following traumatic brain injury; self-harm and aggression; dissociation, trauma and psychosis.

Location: Room 1.10, Psychology Building / Room 10.110, Wors


Mitch Waterman has a BSc from the University of Lancaster, and a PhD from Keele University, where he worked with Professor John Sloboda.

Mitch is currently Pro-Dean for Student Education in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Leeds, the largest of the University's Faculties, with more than 6000 students. Mitch has responsibility for a diverse range of vocational and academic programmes, working with 14 professional bodies and closely with NHS partners. His background is in cognitive neuropsychology and the psychology of emotion, though in recent years his psychological research interests have focused mainly on forensic populations, pioneering objective assessments of deviant interest, and involvement in the development of new treatment programmes to reduce reoffending. His interest in pedagogy has several related origins; working with Bradford Education Authority on a large-scale intervention to address boys' underachievement in primary and secondary education, the experiences of offenders in prisons, his time as Director of Learning and Teaching for the School of Psychology at the University of Leeds, and seven years as a member of the British Psychological Society's Accreditation Committee, and latterly as a core member of the BPS's drafting group for new accreditation criteria for all undergraduate and postgraduate professional programmes of study. As one of the principal investigators of the University's M.A.R.K Project he now chairs the University's Assessment and Feedback Group, and is the chair of the University's Enhancing our Practice Network. As Pro-Dean, he chairs the University's Curriculum Enhancement Project's Working Group on Research-Based Learning, and also chairs the University's Taught Student Appeals Committee (the Committee on Applications).