Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Psychologists who Tweet - first major update

This list was updated again in September 2011. We've updated our list of psychologists (plus a few stray neuroscientists, therapists, students and psych-bloggers) who Tweet. Follower counts were correct as of Friday 4 March 2011. Compare with the previous list compiled in November 2010. The Digest feeds and editorial team are in purple highlight.

Laura Kauffman. Child psychologist. Followers: 86444
Richard Wiseman. Parapsychologist. Followers: 68001
George Huba. Psychologist. Followers: 20628
Aleks Krotoski. Psychologist, tech journalist. Followers: 16043
Marsha Lucas. Neuropsychologist. Followers: 14462
Jonah Lehrer. Writer, blogger. Followers: 11080
Dan Ariely. Behavioural Economist, author. Followers: 10314
Jo Hemmings. Celebrity psychologist. Followers: 9735
Steven Pinker. Psycholinguist, evolutionary psychologist, author. Followers: 8978
David Ballard. Psychologist, Head of APA marketing. Followers: 6737
Graham Jones. Internet (cyber) psychologist. Followers: 6603
BPS Research Digest. The BPS Research Digest! Followers: 5417
Melanie Greenberg. Clinical health psychologist. Followers: 4723
Petra Boynton. Psychologist, sex educator. Followers: 4686
Ciarán O'Keeffe. Parapsychologist. Followers: 4603
Vaughan Bell. Clinical neuropsychologist, blogger. Followers: 4109
Mo Costandi. Writer, blogger. Followers: 4072
Jeremy Dean. Blogger. Followers: 3335
John Grohol. Founder of Psychcentral. Followers: 3182
Bruce Hood. Cognitive scientist. Followers: 2602
Rita Handrich. Psychologist, editor. Followers: 2435
David Eagleman. Neuroscientist, author. Followers: 2422
Daniel Levitin. Psychologist, author. Followers: 2419
Brian MacDonald. Clinical psychologist. Followers: 2371
David Webb. Psychology tutor, blogger. Followers: 2320
Sandeep Gautam. Blogger. Followers: 1952
Jay Watts. Clinical psychologist, Lacanian. Followers: 1567
Maria Panagiotidi. Grad student. Followers: 1562
Wendy Cousins. Psychologist and skeptic. Followers: 1473
Anthony Risser. Neuropsychologist, blogger. Followers: 1416
Chris Atherton. Cognitive psychologist. Followers: 1315
G. Tendayi Viki. Social psychologist. Followers: 1267
Ana Loback. Psychologist. Followers: 1244
Alex Linley. Positive psychologist. Followers: 1237
Mark Changizi. Cognitive psychologist, author. Followers: 1221
Jesse Bering. Psychologist, blogger. Followers: 1214
Rolfe Lindgren. Psychologist, personality expert. Followers: 1187
Cary Cooper. Occupational psychologist. Followers: 1093
Jason Goldman85. Grad student, blogger. Followers: 1082
Joseph LeDoux. Neuroscientist, rocker. Followers: 1033
Sophie Scott. Neuroscientist. Followers: 982
Chris French. Anomalistic psychologist. Followers: 973
Dorothy Bishop. Developmental neuropsychologist. Followers: 882
The Neurocritic. Blogger. Followers: 880
Jon Sutton. Editor of The Psychologist. Followers: 796
Karen Pine. Psychologist, author. Followers: 783
Uta Frith. Developmental neuropsychologist, autism expert. Followers: 730
Claudia Hammond. Radio presenter. Followers: 715
John Cacioppo. Psychologist, social neuroscientist. Followers: 705
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. Cognitive neuroscientist. Followers: 691
Mark Batey. Creativity expert. Followers: 682
Rob Archer. Organisational psychologist. Followers: 680
Ben Hawkes. Psychologist, comedian. Followers: 679
Monica Whitty. Cyberpsychologist. Followers: 663
Charles Fernyhough. Developmental psychologist, author. Followers: 662
Marco Iacoboni. Neuroscientist, mirror neuron expert. Followers: 615
James Neill. Psychology lecturer. Followers: 590
Eran Katz. Grad student (tweets in Hebrew). Followers: 549
Rory O'Connor. Health psychologist, suicide researcher. Followers: 526
Tom Stafford. Psychologist, author. Followers: 494
Christopher H. Ramey. Psychologist. Followers: 485
Bruce Hutchison. Clinical psychologist. Followers: 465
Rachel Robinson. Child psychologist. Followers: 447
Manon Eileen. Clinical psychologist and criminologist. Followers: 442
Rebecca Symes. Sports psychologist. Followers: 427
Wray Herbert. Writer for APS, author. Followers: 417
Hilary Bruffell. Social psychologist. Followers: 412
Atle Dyregrov. Psychologist, expert in crisis psychology. Followers: 405
Steven Brownlow. Clinical and forensic psychologist. Followers: 405
Mike Garth. Sports psychologist. Followers: 402
Victoria Galbraith. Counselling psychologist. Followers: 389
Daniel Simons. Cognitive psychologist, author. Followers: 355
Daryl O’Connor. Health psychologist. Followers: 352
David Matsumoto. Psychologist and judoka. Followers: 326
Karen Franklin. Forensic psychologist. Followers: 299
Patrick Macartney. Psychologist and sociologist. Followers: 297
Caroline Watt. Parapsychologist. Followers: 296
Ciarán Mc Mahon. Psychologist. Followers: 283
Tim Byron. Music psychologist. Followers: 275
Voula Grand. Psychologist and writer. Followers: 273
Lorna Quandt. Grad student. Followers: 267
Alex Fradera. Psychologist and editor. 267
Bex Hewett. PhD student in occupational psychology. Followers: 261
Kevin McGrew. Intelligence expert. Followers: 259
Daniela O'Neill. Developmental psychologist. Followers: 245
Sean Nethercott. Psychologist. Followers: 243
Romeo Vitelli. Psychologist in private practice. Followers: 233
Andy Fugard. Cognitive scientist. Followers: 229
Erika Salomon. Grad student. Followers: 217
CoertVisser. Psychologist. Followers: 217
Jenna Condie. Environmental psychologist. Followers: 216
Astrid Kitti. Grad student. Followers: 203
Margarita Holmes. Psychologist and sex therapist. Followers: 203
BPS Occupational Digest. The BPS Occupational Digest. Followers: 194
Sue Hartley. Psychologist. Followers: 194
Johnrev Guilaran. Clinical psychologist trainee. Followers: 185
Janet Civitelli. Counselling psychologist. Followers: 175
Jon Simons. Cognitive scientist. Followers: 174
Ken Gilhooly. Cognitive psychologist. Followers: 166
Adrian Wale. Cognitive scientist, writer. Followers: 162
Sanja Dutina. Psychologist. Followers: 161
Gareth Morris. Grad student. Followers: 155
Talya Grumberg. Mental health counsellor. Followers: 155
Lila Chrysikou. Psychologist. Followers: 151
Ruthanna Gordon. Psychologist, sustainability expert. Followers: 151
Alex Birch. Business psychologist. Followers: 136
Craig Bertram. Grad student. Followers: 135
Suzanne Conboy-Hill. Clinical psychologist. Followers: 135
Christian Jarrett. Psychologist and writer. Followers: 131
Simon Dymond. Behavioural neuroscientist. Followers: 130
Marc Scully. Social psychologist. Followers: 127
Mark Hoelterhoff. Experimental existential psychologist. Followers: 127
Nancy Hoffman. Neuropsychologist. Followers: 117
Valeschka Guerra. Psychology lecturer. Followers: 116
Emma Dunlop. Grad student. Followers: 115
Deb Halasz. Research psychologist. Followers: 112
Matteo Cantamesse. Social psychologist. Followers: 112
Catriona Morrison. Experimental psychologist. Followers: 107
Dylan Lopich. Clinical psychologist. Followers: 106
John Houser. School psychologist. Followers: 106
Arvid Kappas. Emotion researcher. Followers: 89
Andrew and Sabrina. Psychological scientists. Followers: 84
Simon Knight. Psychologist. Followers: 84
Peter Kinderman. Clinical psychologist. Followers: 83
Paul Hanges. Organisational psychologist. Followers: 83
John Hyland. Experimental psychologist. Followers: 82
Chelsea Walsh. Family and marriage therapist. Followers: 81
Kevin Friery. Psychologist, psychotherapist. Followers: 80
Gerald Guild. Psychologist, autism specialist. Followers: 78
Gillian Smith. Alcohol and drug researcher. Followers: 75
Jen Lewis. Grad student. Followers: 74
Scott Kaufman. Cognitive psychologist. Followers: 69
Jui Bhagwat. Child psychologist. Followers: 63
Tom Walton. Grad student. Followers: 61
Chris Brand. Cognitive psychologist in training. Followers: 59
Odette Beris. Psychologist and coach. Followers: 59
David Hughes. Psychologist. Followers: 53
Barry McGuinness. Psychologist, writer. Followers: 47
Caitlin Allison. Trainee counselling psychologist. Followers: 47
Philip Collier. Sport and positive psychologist. Followers: 40
David Yates. Grad student. Followers: 36
Alison Price. Occupational psychologist. Followers: 35
Sian Jones. Grad student. Followers: 31
Helen Jones. Clinical psychologist. Followers: 29
John Taylor. Cognitive psychologist. Followers: 23
Kathryn Newns. Clinical psychologist. Followers: 21
Lorraine Hope. Cognitive psychologist. Followers: 10
Victoria Mason. Psychology lecturer. Followers: 9

Thanks to Ben Watson for updating the follower counts. If you'd like to be added to future iterations of the list please add your full name and Twitter tag to comments. Future additions to the list must be fully-qualified psychologists. Also, we're restricting the list to individuals, so no organisations please. 


Disgruntled PhD said...


Given that additions to the list must be fully qualified psychologists, why are there grad students on the list?

Honey Langcaster-James said...

I've just started tweeting which is very exciting! I'm tweeting articles on psychology, coaching and self-empowerment, daily TAPPs (based on ACT and NLP) and general psychological inspiration.

It's time I joined the party I think so please add my Twitter account to the list! My details are below.

Twitter Tag: HoneyLJames

Connect on Facebook

Honey Langcaster-James
Psychologist & Coach

Best known in the UK as Resident Psychologist on Channel 4's Big Brother and ITV's Love Island. University Lecturer and Coaching Psychologist.

Manon Eileen said...

Thanks a bunch for including me! :D

Kaimana said...

Peter M Forster petermforster Peripatetic psychologist and scuba instructor

Sarah Rose said...

Sarah Rose Cavanagh

Psychologist studying affective science, blog on positive psychology for WholeLiving.



thanks! great list!

Jonathan Ramsay said...

Echoing the sentiments of disgruntled PhD above. However, if you decide to be all nice and go back to including the grad student community, here are my details:

Jonathan Ramsay
Studying implicit motivation

Susan Weinschenk said...

I feel left out!
Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D.

Christian Jarrett said...

sorry Disgruntled and Jonathan - there are just too many of you to continue including grad students. I thought it would be churlish to remove those already on the list.

Katie Alcock/Lancaster Psychology said...

Can we be added - though I am the editor, so strictly speaking we are "a Psychology department that tweets, via an editor" rather than "a psychologist who tweets".


Amy Hogan said...

Please add me to the list: Dr_Hogan

I tweet mainly about cyberpsychology issues, HCI, usability and anything Internet related

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am on Twitter too, and would like to be added to the list! I'm Linda Kaye, an academic tutor and postgraduate researcher, mainly interested in Cyberpsychology


Marc Smith said...

Oh I see, no teachers!! ;)

Tom Hartley said...

Tom Hartley @tom_hartley Cognitive Neuroscientist.

Chris said...

Chris Pawluk, School Psychologist @chrispawluk

Yogzotot said...

Sven Rudloff, Business Psychologist & PhD student on risk perception, @yogzotot

Jon Brock said...

A few I follow who you seem to have missed:

Oh and me: Jon Brock @drbrocktagon - CogNeuro Researcher with a magnificent 110 followers

David A Ellis said...

Maybe there should be a separate list for Ph.D./grad students


bren said...
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bren rooney said...

Research methods, film, emotion

Lucy Hamer-Knight said...

Good work compiling the list!
Any chance of being included in future amendments?

Chartered/HPC Registered Counselling Psychologist

Darrell said...

Darrell Rudmann, Ph.D.
Educational Psychologist

Melissa McCreery said...

I'm a Clinical Psychologist missing from the list

Anonymous said...

I would like to be added to the list. My name is Els Blijd-Hoogewys, PhD, clinical psychologist & psychotherapist, head of Autism Team North Netherlands. Tweets in Dutch and English.


Dr. Leah said...

Please add me to the list. Leah Klungness. I tweet @Singlemommyhood. I have 20,650 followers.

I'd also like to add that mental health counselors are NOT psychologists.

Looking forward to connecting with other psychologists via this list. Thanks!

Pam said...

I'd love to be added to the list. I'm a Ph.D. organizational psychologist.



Christine Allen said...

Please add me to your list also. I am a Ph.D. licensed clinical psychologist with a therapy practice and executive coaching business. I am a twitter newbie!


Anonymous said...

Clinical psychology doctoral student (just got my masters!)

Jill said...

I am just getting started with my twittering (tweeting) but would love to be included on your list; Jill Caffrey, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist (Neuropsychology); @soaznp (Southern Arizona Neuropsychology Associates). I am the owner/director of my private practice but tweet as an individual


Dr Ioannis Nikolaou said...

@nikolaou Organizational Psychologist from Greece

Ruth said...

Can the BPS divisions be represented on the list? If so the Division of Counselling Psychology is @dcopuk

There are also a number of counselling psychologists on twitter who are not on your list, one of which is me;

Ruth Schumacher (Counselling Psychologist in Training)

I will try and get a list of some others together...

DrMiriam said...

I've only recently joined twitter (254 followers), but can I also request to be added to your list of psychologists:

Miriam Law-Smith, PhD
Evolutionary Psychologist

Jonathan Ramsay said...

Hi Christian - yes I appreciate your point. That said, I think @davidaellis suggestion regarding a separate list for grad students is a good one!

Dave Brodbeck said...

@dbrodbeck Dave Brodbeck, comparative cognition and evolutionary psychology. Oh and I play a lot of xbox 360...

dangerous mouse said...

David O'Halloran PhD and psychologist in clinical training @dangerous_mouse

Rolf Marvin Bøe Lindgren said...

It's news to me that Steven Pinker is a fully qualified Psychologist … :)

Dr. Andrea Dinardo said...

-Please add my name and username to your list of Psychologists who "tweet":

Registered Psychologist
Ontario Canada

-Twitter Username:

"First time Twitter'er and Long time Psychologist"

John Gibson said...

Another psychologist for your list...


Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Another psychologist for your list

Michael Hogan, School of Psychology,
NUI, Galway, Ireland


Dr. Andrea Dinardo said...

-Please add my name and username to your list of Psychologists who "tweet":

"First time Twitter'er and Long time Psychologist"

Registered Psychologist
Ontario Canada

-Twitter Username:

Anonymous said...

See also @b_m_hughes (

Brigitte MINEL said...

I'm twitting from!/lesdepechespsy from my blog
It's new and in French.

Your blog is great !

Dave Smith said...


Trainee Counselling Psychology - particular in interest in relationships and sexual dynamics in therapuetic work.

Carlos Rivera said...

Hey! And what about me?!!

Carlos Rivera. (Political Psychology. University of Essex).


Marien Gadea said...

Marien Gadea PhD (Department of Psychobiology, University of Valencia, Spain)

VERY interesting blog and list :)

Would you please include me?

Absolute beginner in twitterland

@MarienGadea , introduced as Neuroscientist with a sexy tatoo Professor at Psychobiology Department (UV) Research on brain laterality Member of the CIBERSAM Reader of other scientists blogs

Neezes said...

Wow, what a useful lists, and some great additions in the comments.
I blog/tweet on the links between Psychology and creativity (I'm a psych graduate, schoolteacher and BPS member btw!)


Alice J said...

Might also add:


Dr B said...

Lyle Becourtney, Psychologist & Certified Anger Management Professional, @DrB_AngerMgt
I would love to be added to the list. Thanks so much!

drcmallen said...

Christine M. Allen, Ph.D., Psychologist and Executive Coach @chrisallencoach

I tried to be added once before. Thank you.

Caspar Addyman said...

Hi Christian,

I have two:
Caspar Addyman - Developmental Psychologist
@kazparr (102 Followers) - personal
@BrainStraining (193 followers) -Drugs and alcohol research

dreig said...

Two of them

@psicologos, from Gabriela, youth psychologist

@dreig, from Dolors, social psychologist

deborah said...


Please add me if ye have time...



Anonymous said...


Please add me am a chartered psychologist in a business.

Portia Hickey @innovaire



Epecho said...

Please add me, I am a Chartered/HPC Registered Counselling Psychologist

Gina Langley @mrsginalangley

Many thanks

Harley Therapy said...

We're a collective group of psychologists - would we count?


Thanks for the list Christian, we have now been able to follow more professionals in our field.

Ian Patterson said...

Would you please add me to the list of Psychologists who Tweet? Thank you.

Ian Patterson


Chartered and HPC Registered Psychologist
Aberdeen, Scotland

Amanda Callen said...

Please add me to your list of psychologists who tweet. I am an occupational pyschologist tweeting about Customer Service Psychology.


Many thanks
Amanda Callen
Chartered Occupational Psychologist and HPC registered

Simon Hunter said...

I tweet on issues relating to bullying and aggression in childhood and aggression (mainly). My twitter id is SimonCHunter.

I also have a blog which reviews published research relating to aggression and peer-victimisation. This is aimed at lay audiences, but is also useful for academics too:

Simon Hunter

Laura said...

In case a new list of psychology PhD students who "tweet" manifests itself:

Laura K. Schenck


Blog about mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, stress management, and more:

LauraC said...

I've just today started tweeting:


Laura Caulfield, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Birmingham City University

Nikki Botting said...

And me please
Developmental psychologist specialising in communication disorders

Todd Finnerty, Psy.D. said...

I'm happy to join the party too :) I'd be happy to connect with other psychologists and I'm @DrFinnerty

Emily Hutchinson said...

I'm also a fairly recent tweeter

especially interested in leadership, strengths and healthy organisations

James Hardie said...

Please add me to the list:
Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology

Paul Hutchings said...

can you add me to the list as well please - @paulbhutchings

I'd be very happy to add to my 30 followers!! ;-)

Matt Wall said...

Can you add me too? Neuroscientist and fMRI-specialist, UCL: @m_wall


g4rethjohn said...

So if that student list appears here and/or you decide to include us again, I'm in: @g4rethjohn

Oh, and with zero followers, I'm a serious bargain.

lesposen said...

Les Posen FAPS

Michael S Guttridge said...

New to twitter but been blogging for a while. Please add me to list. Independent Business and Coaching Psychologist interested in applying psychology wherever I can. @bizpsycho

Anonymous said...

PhD student at Northumbria University looking at the role of technology in motivating behaviour change to promote healthier lifestyles. QMiP @PsyPag Rep.

Michael said...

Michael Newman
- Psychologist at Sigmund Freud Psychology Research Center

Psychology blog writer at

Twitter: 2,490 followers @SigmundFreudPsy

Anonymous said...

@JeremyHouska Experimental Psychologist tweeting Cognitive/ Social/ Teaching and Learning

Dr. Janet Scarborough Civitelli said...

I now tweet under my own name only: @JanetCivitelli
My old account @VocationVillage is inactive and will be deleted soon

I'm a vocational psychologist.

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