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John A Parkinson

John A Parkinson

Professor in Behavioural Neuroscience, Bangor University

John Parkinson has held an academic position at Bangor University since 2004 and was appointed Head of School in October 2013. He completed his BSc in Durham and PhD in Cambridge and is a psychologist and neuroscientist. His research expertise is in the interactions between motivation, cognition and behaviour with a particular focus on positive psychology and the promotion of optimal functioning and resilience. John is a founder of the Wales Centre for Behaviour Change a joint project of the Wales European Funding Office and Bangor University. A primary remit of the Centre is to promote innovation, economic activity and social regeneration in convergence regions of Wales using behavioural science. John also acts to facilitate interdisciplinary research at Bangor University promoting communication, collaboration and engagement both within and without the University

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May 22, 2017 12:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

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