Psychologist, writer and mathematician: born 2 February, 1950; son of Peter Meredith  and Bettina Primrose Williams; married Brigitte Johanna Strater, 4 July, 1980; (dissolved, 18 September, 2012); children: Conrad Meredith, Stella Gael. BA with honours in Psychology-Philosophy, University of Cambridge, 1972; MA, 1977; DPhil in Experimental Psychology, University of Sussex, 1980. Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Chartered Psychologist, 1988.  E-mail address:

Stephen Meredith Williams on ResearchGate


Researcher, Open University Milton Keynes, England, 1978-79
Lecturer in Psychology:
1. University of Ulster, Coleraine, N. Ireland, 1979-90
2. North East Essex Health Authority, Colchester, England, 1990-94
Self-employed private practice in psychology, etc., 1994-2013.

Author (for more details visit Publications from sidebar)

Psychology on the Couch, 1988. Environment and Mental Health, 1994. Psychology: The Study of Mind, 1996. Key Articles in Psychology, 1997. Social Psychology (Introduction), 2002. Social Psychology (Further), 2005. Social Psychology (Advanced), 2008. Which Hand, Which Ear?, 2012. Contributed over 50 articles to learned media and over 20 articles to other media. Recent work is published on this website (see Downloads) or ResearchGate.


Editor: Laterality Newsletter (1986 - ); Cognitive Systems (associate, 1991 - 2006); British Federation for Correspondence Chess Information Circular (2008 - 2012); Lion Talk (newsletter of Lion Walk URC, Colchester, 2015 - 2018). Member: Council of the Social Democratic Party, 1989. Governor of Myland School, Colchester, 1992 - 1996.


The English Federation for Correspondence Chess, (Life)

The British Psychological Society, (Associate Fellow)

The University of Sussex Alumni Association,

The English Chess Federation. (Gold)

The Society of Authors (Associate) 

Leisure interests

Getting exercise; Applications of computers; Chess; Books.   

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