Dennis Bromley (1924–2015)

Dennis Bromley, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Liverpool, died on 27 April 2015. He spent his entire academic career at Liverpool University and became Head of Department in 1974. His prolific research produced books including The Psychology of Human Ageing in 1966, Personality Description in Ordinary Language in 1977, Behavioural Gerontology in 1990 and Reputation, Image and Impression Management in 1993. There were also journal articles and chapters in several text books on ageing.

In 1968/9 Dennis took sabbatical leave to work in the Jewish Geriatric Centre in Philadelphia. In 1979/80 he again took sabbatical leave to work in the University of Calgary and the Fanning Centre.

Dennis enjoyed his academic persona and was first and foremost a scholarly person with a strong belief in learning.

He always maintained his interest in flying after time in the RAF before university. He was a keen member of the University Air Squadron and gained his private pilot’s licence after he retired. He maintained an extraordinary level of fitness in the University Sports Centre and by jogging in local parks and home environs. The fact that he lived to the age of 91 is testimony to this.

Dennis died after only two days in hospital after a long period of physical and mental decline. He leaves his wife Roma and their son Damian, and also his daughter Ruth from a previous marriage.

Roma Bromley

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