Professor David Canter

PhD, AcSS, FAPA, FBPsS(Hon), FRSM, CPsychol
Director International Centre for Investigative Psychology
at The University of Huddersfield
President Int. Academy for Investigative Psychology
Emeritus Professor of The University of Liverpool


Although best known for his theory of the Psychology of Place, David Canter has published widely on varied aspects of Environmental Psychology. He was founding Editor of the Journal of Environmental Psychology and established the MSc in Environmental Psychology at Surrey University. David was President of the Environmental Psychology division of the International Association of Applied Psychology from 2003–2006.

Professor Canter has pioneered the ongoing development of a theory of place experience that is directly relevant to architectural design. He has consulted extensively on issues of environmental design, safety and energy efficient design and architectural psychology.

For publications by David in this discipline, please refer to the relevant section of the Selected Works page.