Professor Robert Bor

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Clinical Co-Lead, Psychological Services
Consultant Clinical, Health, Counselling and Aviation Psychologist & Systemic Psychotherapist


DPhil CPsychol CSci FBPsS HonFRAeS UKCP Reg EuroPsy

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Phone number: 020 7830 2442

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Professor Robert Bor is a Chartered Clinical, Counselling, Health and Aviation Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and European Association for Aviation Psychology. He is also a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a UKCP Registered Systemic Psychotherapist. Rob's clinical and specialist training was undertaken at the Tavistock Clinic, University of Rochester, New York, University of South Africa, Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy, New York and the Milan School of Family Therapy. He has published more than 30 books and 200 academic papers and chapters in books.
Rob is an honorary civilian consultant to the Royal Air Force.  He is a Liveryman of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators and also holds the Freedom of the City of London and is a Churchill Fellow. He is recognised as one of the world’s leading authorities on pilot wellbeing, pilot mental health, and air crew selections. He is the 2017 recipient of the highest award in aviation; an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society as well as the Boothby-Edwards Award by the US Aerospace Medical Association for ‘Outstanding research and/or clinical practice directed at the promotion of health and prevention of disease in professional airline pilots’. He was awarded Freedom of the City of London, and is a Winston Churchill Fellow. He has advised the UK Civil Aviation Authority, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, European Aviation Safety Authority as well as the UN aviation agency, the International Civil Aviation Organisation, on matters relating to his expertise. Rob consults to British Airways, easyJet, Virgin Atlantic, Swiss, TAP, Air Tanker and numerous other airlines and organisations.​


Bor, R., Eriksen, C., King, R. and Hubbard, T. (2020) Pilot Selection. London. Taylor and Francis.
Bor, R., Eriksen, C. and Quarterman, L. (2019) Life After Work: A Psychological Guide to a Healthy Retirement. London. Routledge.
Lloyd, M., Bor, R. and Noble, L. (2018) Clinical Communications Skills for Medicine. (4th Edition). Edinburgh. Elsevier.
Bor, R., Eriksen, C., Oakes, M. and Scragg, P. (2017) Pilot Mental Health Assessment and Support. London. Taylor and Francis.
Bor, R, Watts, M. (Eds.) (2016) The Trainee Handbook: A Guide for Trainee Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Counselling Psychologists. 4th Edition. London. Sage.
Smith, F., Eriksen, C. and Bor, R. (2015) Coping with the Psychological Effects of Illness: Strategies to Manage Anxiety and Depression. London. Sheldon Press. HIGHLY COMMENDED at 2015 BMA Book Award
Bor, R., Eriksen, C and Chaudry, S. (2014) Coping with Stress. London: Sheldon Press.
Oakes, M., Bor. R. and Eriksen, C. (2012) Overcoming Shyness and Social Anxiety. London: Sheldon Press.
Eriksen, C., Bor, R. and Oakes, M. (2012) The Panic Attack Workbook. London: Sheldon Press. 
Bor, R. and Stokes, A. (2011) Setting up in Independent Practice: a Handbook for Counsellors, Therapists and Psychologists. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
Bor, R, Watts, M. (Eds.) (2011) The Trainee Handbook: A Guide for Trainee Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Counselling Psychologists. 3rd Edition. London. Sage.
Bor, R., Gill, S. and Stokes, A. (2011) Therapy for Beginners. London: Sheldon Press.
Bor, R., Eriksen, C. and Staplekamp, C. (2010) Coping with the Psychological Effects of Cancer. London: Sheldon Press.
Lloyd, M. and Bor, R. (2009) Communication Skills for Medicine. (3rd ed.) Edinburgh. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. HIGHLY COMMENDED, BMA Book Award.
Bor, R., Gill, S., Miller, R. and Evans, A. (2009) Counselling in Health Care Settings: A Practitioner’s Handbook. Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan.
Bor, R., Eriksen, C. and Oakes, M. (2009) Overcome your Fear of Flying. London: Sheldon Press. 
Palmer, S. and Bor, R. (eds.) (2008) The Practitioner’s Handbook: A Guide for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Counselling Psychologists. London: Sage. 
Bor, R. and Watts, M. (Eds.) (2006) The Trainee Handbook: A Guide for Trainee Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Counselling Psychologists. 2nd Edition. London. Sage.
Bor, R. and Hubbard, T. (Eds.) (2006) Aviation Mental Health. Hampshire. Ashgate.
Bor R, Gill S, Miller R. and Parrott C. (2004) Doing Therapy Briefly. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 
Lloyd, M. and Bor, R. (2004) Communication Skills for Medicine (2nd ed.) Edinburgh. Churchill Livingstone.
Bor, R. (Ed.) (2003) Passenger Behaviour. Hampshire. Ashgate.