Bio

Viren Swami is Professor of Social Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, and Director of the Centre for Psychological Medicine at Perdana University, Malaysia. He is the author of Attraction Explained and his research is focused on body image and disordered eating, and separately the psychology of conspiracy theories. He joined us at Secret Garden Party and London’s Book Club in 2017 to explore how and why conspiracy theories spread so quickly, and got the audience to create their own conspiracy theories.