Dr Pete Etchells is a psychologist and award-winning science blogger. He lectures in psychology and science communication at Bath Spa University, where he also studies the behavioural effects of playing video games. He writes regularly for the Guardian, where he is science blog network coordinator. His psychology blog Head Quarters, has twice been shortlisted for the Association of British Science Writers UK science blog award. He has previously written for Discover magazine, the Nature Network, the British Psychological Society's Research Digest, and Scientific American, and has been a science consultant for BBC's Horizon.
He is the author of two books: Lost in a Good Game: Why We Play Video Games and What They Can Do For Us (Icon, 2020) and Unlocked: The Real Science of Screen Time (and how to spend it better) which will be published by Piatkus in 2024. He lives in Bristol.