Michael Murray University of Keele, UK
is Emeritus Professor of Social & Health Psychology at Keele University, UK, where he was Head of the School of Psychology. Previously, he was Professor of Social & Health Psychology at Memorial University, Canada, and held positions at St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School (King’s College), London, UK and at theUlster University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. He has also held visiting positions at Durham University, UK and Massey University, New Zealand and honorary positions at Staffordshire University, UK and City, University of London. He has published many books, chapters, journal articles and reports on various issues in social and health psychology, especially usingnarrative and participatory approaches. His previous books include Smoking AmongYoung Adults (1988, with L. Jarrett, A.V. Swan and R. Rumen), Qualitative Health Psychology: Theories and Methods (1999, with K. Chamberlain) and Critical Health Directions in Health Psychology (Vols 1–5) (2015) and with Liz Peel and Carol Holland Psychologies of Ageing: Theory, Research and Practice (2018). Michael has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Health Psychology and of Psychology and Health and an editorial board member of Health Psychology Open, Health Psychology Review, Psychology, Health and Medicine and Arts and Health. He was Chair of the Health Psychology Section of the Canadian Psychological Association for which he edited Canadian Health Psychologist/Psychologue Canadien de la Santé and a founding member of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Canadian Psychological Association and the Academy of Social Sciences. In 2017, he was elected an Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society for his innovative qualitative and community-based research. His current research interests include the use of participatory and arts-based methods to promote social engagement among older people.