Steve Newstead is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Plymouth, where he worked for most of his career, latterly on the management side (including a spell as Vice-Chancellor).
His research interests include cognitive psychology (mainly thinking and reasoning) and the psychology of higher education (including academic dishonesty and biases in assessment).
He has served as President of the BPS, and has chaired various BPS committees and other national committees, including the group which drew up the initial benchmarking statement for psychology.
He retains a strong interest in education and since retiring has served as an academic consultant (mostly unpaid) to psychology programmes both in the UK and abroad.
He currently holds a number of trusteeships, including one at the Daphne Jackson Trust, a charity supporting scientific researchers returning to research careers following a career break.