Rusi Jaspal

Brigitte Nerlich


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 has been appointed Adult Social Services & Public Health Advisor to Wandsworth Borough Council, London and is an Ambassador for the Honour Abuse Research Matrix in recognition of his research into forced marriage in British South Asian communities.

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. He joined Nottingham Trent University in 2020.



Brigitte Nerlich is Emeritus Professor of Science, Language, and Society at the Institute for Science and Society (School of Sociology and Social Policy). She studied French and philosophy in Germany and gained a DrPhil in French linguistics. After a postdoc in general linguistic at Oxford she moved to Nottingham. Her current research focuses on the cultural and political contexts in which metaphors and other framing devices are used in the public, policy and scientific debates about synthetic biology and climate change. She has written books and articles on the history of linguistics, semantic change, metaphor, metonymy, polysemy and, more recently, the sociology of health and illness and the social study of science and technology. In 2011 the University of Nottingham awarded her a DLitt for my research and publications relating to the social study of metaphor. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.