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 attraction, body image and disordered eating, and separately the psychology of conspiracy theories. He joined us at Secret Garden Party, Citadel festival, Shambala festival, and London’s Book Club in 2017 and 2018 to explore how and why conspiracy theories spread so quickly and the science behind attraction.