David Lewis abandoned medical studies to become a photojournalist. After training at the Regent Street School of Photography, he worked through a leading Fleet Street features agency, covering assignments in Belfast at the height of the Troubles, Berlin, Paris, New York, and the Middle East. His pictures appeared in major magazines such as Life, Paris Match and Stern.
Returning to the academic world, he earned a First-Class Honours degree in the Life Sciences from the University of Westminster and a D.Phil. from the University of Sussex, where he lectured in clinical psychology. He later left to set up award-winning research consultancy Mindlab International.
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, he is ranked twenty-eight on the University of Arizona’s list of the world’s most influential psychologists.
He has authored many books on psychology for the general reader. They include Impulse! Why We Do What We Do Without Knowing Why We Do It (Random House & Harvard University Press), Fat Planet (with Dr Margaret Leitch. Random House), Brain Sell (Nicholas Brealey Publishing) and People I Shot (MLI Publishing).
A Sony Award-winning broadcaster, David’s work has been featured on numerous television programmes, including Secret Eaters and Embarrassing Bodies (Channel 4), Red Mist (LWT), Sporting Partnerships and The Colour Eye (BBC).