Honorary graduates

2005

Professor Tony Gale

HonDSc in recognition of his outstanding contribution to psychology teaching and learning.

Professor Tony GaleProfessor Tony Gale is one of the leading figures in the British psychological community. Emeritus Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Portsmouth since 1995, Professor Gale is renowned for his research expertise in psychophysiology, especially the biological basis of personality. In a wide-ranging research career he has developed techniques for studying the electrical activity of the brain and has engaged in qualitative studies on themes like the behaviour of families in their homes.

His views on the development of psychology as a discipline have been highly influential. Indeed, he has played a pivotal role in the flagship BSc (Hons) in Psychology at NTU, providing generous advice and acting as external examiner.

Professor Gale has also made a significant contribution to the British Psychological Society. Since being elected Fellow of the Society in 1974, he has served on various roles and became its President in 1989. Four years ago he won the Society’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Teaching of Psychology. In addition, he has become a member of the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences.

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