Elizabeth Stokoe is a Professor in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at London School of Economics and Political Science.

She conducts conversation analytic research to understand how talk works - from first dates to medical communication and from sales encounters to hostage negotiation. She has worked as an industry fellow at SaaS companies Typeform and at Deployed.

In addition to academic publishing, she is passionate about science communication, and has given talks at TED, New Scientist, Google, Microsoft, and The Royal Institution, and performed at Latitude and Cheltenham Science Festivals.

Her books include Talk: The Science of Conversation (Little, Brown, 2018) and Crisis Talk (Routledge, 2022, co-authored with Rein Ove Sikveland and Heidi Kevoe-Feldman). Her research and biography were featured on BBC Radio 4’s The Life Scientific.

During the Covid-19 pandemic she participated in a behavioural science sub-group of the UK Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and is a member of Independent SAGE behaviour group.

She is a Wired Innovation Fellow and in 2021 was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the British Psychological Society.