Dr Peter Banister is the British Psychological Society's new President

Dr Peter Banister is the new Society President for 2012-13, following our Annual General Meeting which took place on 15 June 2012.

On his appointment, he said: “I am honoured to be the new President of the British Psychological Society and am very excited about the next twelve months.

“I am grateful to my predecessor, Dr Carole Allan, for all her hard work during her successful tenure.”

Dr Banister has previously been Head of Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he taught Criminology, Social Psychology and Qualitative Methods. He was also Director of its Society accredited MSc in Forensic Psychology.

He has chaired the Association of Heads of Psychology Departments and the Society’s Membership Standards Board. He continues to lecture in Social Psychology for the Open University.

Dr Banister’s first President’s Column will appear in the July issue of The Psychologist. You can read more about him on our Trustees webpage.