Letter from Social Psychologists around the World

Dear Professor Horrocks,

We are writing to you in relation to the recent suspension of Ian Parker from his post in your department.  This came as a considerable shock to us. It is a serious matter when a University takes such unusual disciplinary steps against one of its members, an academic with a world-wide reputation, who brings considerable credit both to UK psychology and to his own institution.

We hope that the matter can be resolved through discussions between all parties conducted in an open and collegial manner, preserving the good name of the University, and serving the academic community as a whole.

Yours,

Dr. Jackie Abell, School of Psychology, Lancaster University

Professor Charles Antaki, School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, University of Loughborough

Professor Martha Augustinos,  School of Psychology, University of Adelaide

Professor Manuela Barreto, Department of Psychology, University of Exeter

Professor Michael Billig,  School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, University of Loughborough

Dr. Nikos Bozatzis, Psychology, University of Ioannina

Dr. Peter Bramney, School of Social, Psychological and Communication Sciences, Leeds Metropolitan University

Dr. Virginia Braun, School of Psychology, University of Auckland

Dr. Jane Callaghan, Psychology, University of Northampton.

Professor Noam Chomsky, Department of Linguistics, Massachussets Institute of Technology

Professor Xenia Chryssochoou, Department of Psychology, Panteion University, Athens

Professor Susan Condor, School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, University of Loughborough

Colm Crowley, Department of Psychology and Counselling, University of Greenwich

Dr. John Drury, School of Psychology, University of Sussex

Emeritus Professor Derek Edwards, School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, University of Loughborough

Dr. Stuart Ekberg, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Australia

Lia Figgou, Department of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dr. Mick Finlay,  Department of Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University

Dr. Mike Forrester, School of Psychology, University of Kent

Dr. Leanne Franklin, Department of Applied Psychology, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Dr. Catherine Fritz, Psychology, University of Northampton

Dr. Nicola Gavey, School of Psychology, University of Auckland

Dr. Stephen Gibson, Department of Psychology, York St. John University

Professor Rosalind Gill,  Centre for Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London.

Dr. Simon Goodman, Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, University of Coventry.

Professor Brendan Gough, School of Social, Psychological and Communication Sciences, Leeds Metropolitan University

Professor Hanne Haavind, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo.

Dr. David Harper,  Department of Psychology, University of East London.

Professor Karen Henwood, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Dr. Alexa Hepburn, School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, University of Loughborough

Dr. Caroline Howarth, Institute of Social Psychology, London School of Economics

Dr. Tilemachos Iatridis, Lecturer in Social Psychology, Department of Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete

Professor Lupicinio Iniguez, Department of Social Psychology, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch, Institute of Social Psychology, London School of Economics.

Dr. David Kaposi,  School of Psychology, University of East London.

Professor Celia Kitzinger, Department of sociology, University of York

Dr. Tim Kurz, Department of Psychology, University of Exeter

Emeritus Professor Ivan Leudar, Department of Psychology, Manchester University.

Professor Mark Levine, Department of Psychology, University of Exeter

Dr. Andrew Livingstone, Department of Psychology, University of Stirling.

Professor Sonia Livingstone,  Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics

Dr. Russell Luyt, Department of Psychology, University of Winchester

Dr. Rachel Manning, Department of Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University.

Professor Tony Manstead, Department of Psychology, Cardiff University

Professor Chris McVittie, School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

Professor Peter Morris, School of Psychology, Lancaster University

Dr. Joanna Motzkau, Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University.

Dr. Charlie Owen,  Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London.

Dr. Pavlos Pantazis, Lecturer in Social Psychology, Department of Film Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Professor Ann Phoenix, Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London.

Dr. Kim Peters, Department of Psychology, University of Exeter.

Professor Nick Pidgeon, School of Psychology, Cardiff University

Professor Jonathon Potter, School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, University of Loughborough

Professor Stephen Reicher, School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St. Andrews.

Dr. John Richardson, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University

Dr. Poul Rohleder, Department of Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University

Professor Constantine Sedikides, Department of Psychology, University of Southampton

Dr. Bruna Seu, Department of Psychosocial studies, Birkbeck College, University of London

Dr. Brett Smith, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Loughborough.

Professor Russell Spears, Department of Psychology, University of Groningen.

Professor Corinne Squire,  Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London.

Emeritus Professor Wendy Stainton-Rogers,  Psychology, The Open University

Dr. Steven Stanley, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Professor Paul Stenner,  Psychology, The Open University

Dr. Clifford Stephenson, Department of Psychology, Queens University Belfast.

Professor Thomas Teo, Department of Psychology, York University, Canada.

Dr. Christian Tileaga,  School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, University of Loughborough

Dr. Viv Vignoles, School of Psychology, University of Sussex.

Dr. Chris Walton, Department of Psychology, Lancaster University

Lauren Ward, Psychology, University of Northampton

Professor Margaret Wetherell, School of Psychology, University of Auckland

Dr. Sally Wiggins, School of Psychological Sciences and Health, Strathclyde University

Professor Sue Wilkinson,  School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, University of Loughborough

Martin Willis, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Loughborough