About Dr. Rod Dubrow-Marshall
Rod Dubrow-Marshall, PhD, MBPsS, is Professor of Psychology and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Derby, Derby & Buxton, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. Prior to that he was Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Glamorgan (now University of South Wales). Rod is a Social Psychologist whose research specialties include the psychology of undue influence and cults or extremist groups (where he has developed the ‘Totalistic Identity Theory’ as an evidence-based theory to combat and reduce ideological extremism and ideologically driven violence), organizational behaviour and healthiness and the social psychology of identity and prejudice. A graduate member of the British Psychological Society, Rod is also Chair of the Research Committee and Network of the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA), serves on the ICSA Board and is co-Editor of the International Journal of Cultic Studies (since its inception in 2010). In 2006, he was awarded The Herbert L. Rosedale Award, jointly with Dr. Paul Martin, for their psychological research on undue influence. He co-founded RETIRN/UK in 2004, where he is a consultant, helping individuals and families who have been adversely affected by destructive cults and other extremist and high demand/manipulative groups, and attends as co-representative of RETIRN/UK as correspondent to the General Assembly of FECRIS (European Federation of Centres of Research and Education on Sects). Rod has served on more than a dozen Governing Boards of Schools, Colleges and Universities over the last two decades and as a member of the University’s Executive at Derby his portfolio includes, amongst other responsibilities, the University’s partnerships with Schools, Colleges and Universities locally, nationally and internationally. He is also a member of the Board of the homelessness charity the Wallich (headquartered in Cardiff, Wales) and is Chair of the Board of the Preston Guild Link charity (in Lancashire, England) which is fundraising for the next Preston Guild cultural festival in 2032!