Professor Rusi Jaspal

Ph.D., CPsychol, FBPsS, FRSPH, FRSA, FHEA

Professor of Psychology

Rusi Jaspal is Professor of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom. He is a Chartered Psychologist and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Professor Jaspal is an Ambassador for the Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM) in recognition of his research into forced marriage in British South Asian communities.

Prof Jaspal's research cuts across the fields of psychology and public health, focussing particularly on social psychological approaches to preventing HIV and to enhancing wellbeing in HIV patients. Additionally, he has conducted extensive research into aspects of psychological wellbeing among gay men, the management of identities in conflict, prejudice and discrimination, and public understanding of science, technology and medicine. Rusi Jaspal is the author or editor of six books, over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and several reports for the Department of Health. He continues to supervise and examine PhD students in his areas of expertise.

Rusi Jaspal studied at the University of Cambridge, the University of Surrey, and Royal Holloway, University of London. After his PhD, he completed an ESRC post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Nottingham. In 2015, Rusi Jaspal was awarded a personal chair in Psychology and Sexual Health at De Montfort University Leicester and became the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research at the same institution in 2018. From 2016 until 2019, he was Adjunct Professor of Minority Research at Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland. Professor Jaspal has also served as Social Isolation Advisor to Wandsworth Borough Council, London.

Prof Jaspal serves on the following editorial boards:


Prof Jaspal is a member of many national committees and boards, including:


Rusi Jaspal has won awards for his research, including:

  • British Psychological Society, Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section’s Outstanding Research by an Early Career Scholar Award. Read more here

  • nOSCARS 2019 for his research into HIV prevention in the British South Asian community. Read more here

  • Ten Out of Ten Award for research into HIV prevention in BAME communities. Read more here