Peter Hancock is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Stirling. His PhD, also from Stirling, was in Computing Science. He has taken partial retirement in order to concentrate on research, which focusses on human face recognition, funded by EPSRC and ESRC. He originated the EvoFIT facial composite system, which is used by police to help witnesses to crime make a picture of the perpetrator.
He has previously served on University Court and Academic Council, representing the then Faculty of Human Sciences. He chaired Computer User Group and was a member of Information Services Committee prior to committee restructuring. He is now on the executive of the Stirling branch of the University and College Union, who nominated him to his current term on Court.