David Lewis Biography

David Lewis

David Lewis began by studying medicine but later switched to psychology and obtained a First-Class Honours degree (BSc Hons) from the University of Westminster followed by a doctorate from the University of Sussex. He lectured there in clinical psychology and psychopathology, before founding Mindlab International Ltd. an independent research consultancy. The company, of which he is now Chairman, investigates the role of unconscious motivations in everyday decision making (www.themindlab.co.uk)


A Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, he is also an award-winning broadcaster and the author of more than twenty books on popular psychology, the three most recent being Impulse: Why We Do What We Do Without Knowing Why We Do It (Random House 2014) The Brain Sell: When Science Meets Shopping (Nicholas Brealey 2015) and Fat Planet: The Obesity Trap & How to Escape It (With Dr Margaret Leitch, Random House 2015)