Personal profile


Professional Membership

2000 Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society

2000 Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

Jan 2009 Justice of the Peace for the Northampton Bench

Jan 2010 The Higher Education Academy Fellow Status

July 2009 Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management


External Examiner, Validation and Review experience

2029 - Validation of a BSc Hons Health Science Degree

2015 – 2019 External Examiner for Plymouth University 

2013 – 2014 External Examiner for Wolverhampton University 

2010 – 2013 External Examiner for Leeds Trinity University College

2010 – 2012 External Examiner for the University of Hull

May 2010 Panel member Validation of the MSc International Environmental Management

Oct 2009 External Examiner at Oxford Brooks University – overseas programmes

2008 Panel member for two Subject Periodic Reviews in Health Studies

2005 – 2008 Examiner for Edexcel in Psychology

2004 Internal Examiner for School of Health Periodic Subject Review

2000 Internal Examiner at the Exeter University

1998 – 2000 BPhil, BSc & MPhil/PhD programmes in S. E. Asia, University of Exeter

1994 – 1998 BSc & MSc in Hong Kong, Gloucester University

Old publications:

Banga. S & Freestone F. (2011). Nudge, Nudge. Recycle, recycle. The Chartered Institute of Waste Management. June 2-4.


Banga. S. & Downing. K. (1997). ‘Cognition and Crime: Uses and abuses of theory’ (Refereed) Social Work Education. Vol. 15 No. 4. 1996.


Downing. K. & Banga. S. (1997). ‘From Psychoanalysis to Cognition: A View of Criminal Justice in Transition’. Justice of the Peace. March.


Downing. K. & Banga. S. (1997). ‘A Critical Analysis of Psychological Perspectives on Crime and the Probation Service since 1950’. CORE (Collected Original Resources in Education) Vol. 21 Number 2.


Downing. K., Banga. S., Lewis. A. P., Dunn. L. B., & Cheung. E. (1999). ‘Meeting the Quality Challenge and Information Technology’. CORE (Collected Original Resources in Education) Vol. 23 Number 2.


Park-Lin Lee. P., Downing. K., Banga. S., & Cherrington. D., (1999). ‘New Arrival Child in Hong Kong post 1997: Education Counselling, Needs and Challenges’. CORE (Collected Original Resources in Education) Vol. 21 Number 2.


Banga. S. (1999). ‘Distance Leaning: The way forward for RDSU Education and Training’. RDSU News Vol. 1. Number 12.


Downing. K., Banga. S., & Lynch. R. (1999). ‘The Role of Personality and Coping Strategies in Violent Offending’. British Journal of Criminology.


Marshall. M., Sweeney. K., Cormack. M., Banga. S., Evans. P., Bradley. N., Dixon. M., &  Pereira Gray. D. (1999). ‘Dimensions of the Therapeutic Relationship in General Practice: A Qualitative Study of the Patient’s Perspective’. British Medical Journal.



Palombi., A., Banga., S., and Denaro., A. (2015) Establishing health indicators for a local population of individuals with PD to inform an occupational therapy intervention, CHCR conference, 09/12/15 at the Filton Hotel, Bristol


Palombi., A., Banga., S., and Denaro., A. (2015) The effectiveness of a community intervention occupational therapy program with Parkinson’s disease: “My Life in my Hands”, Poster presentation CHCR conference, 09/12/15 at the Filton Hotel, Bristol


Banga. S. (2011). Lessons from the West applied to the East . University of Madras, Chennai, India.


Banga. S. (2010). Environmental Psychology for Sustainable Environmental Management. University of Madras, Chennai, India.


Attendance at the British Psychological Society Conference, 1st - 4th April 2008 (Dublin)


Attendance at ‘Uncover Strengths and Build Resilience with CBT: A 4-Step Model with C A Padesky, Institute of Education, London 14-15th May 2007


Banga. S. (1997) ‘The importance of measurement” in Arad, Transylvania, Romania


Downing. K. & Banga. S. (1997). ‘The Role of Personality and Coping Strategies in Offending Behaviour: A Comparison of Three Groups’. Proceedings of Symposium on Probation and Criminal Justice, Arad, Transylvania, Romania. 14th – 16th  May


Downing. K., Banga. S., Lewis. A. P., Yiu. S., Dunn. L. B., & Cheung. E. (1999). ‘Developing Competitiveness in the 21st. Century: Implications for IT teaching in Universities in China’. University Reform Conference, Beijing, China, July 31st – August 1st


Banga. S. (1999) ‘Moving towards Global Education in the twenty-first Century’. Towards the Global University II: Redefining Excellence in the Third Millennium. South Africa 16-20th April 2000.


Research Interests

Environmental Psychology and sustainability, Stress and Coping, Cross Cultural Learning and Teaching and Psychological Impacts of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.


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