Professor Pam Maras re-elected

Professor Pam Maras, of the University of Greenwich, has been re-elected to the International Union of Psychological Science Executive Committee.

This is her second term of office on this committee, which is central to the work of this important international organisation.

The International Union of Psychological Science
(IUPsyS) promotes the development, representation and advancement of psychology as a basic and applied science nationally, regionally and internationally.

Professor Maras is a highly respected member of the psychology community both here in the UK, and throughout the world. She is a past-President of the British Psychological Society, and currently serves as the Society’s Honorary General Secretary.

Professor Maras commented: “It is an honour to be re-elected to the IUPsyS executive. Throughout my career I have always promoted the importance of international links for psychologists. These are vital to advancing psychological science.

“During my last term I was especially privileged to chair the IUPsyS National Capacity Building Work Group, which aims to support the growth of psychological science in area of the world where it is less developed.”

The IUPsyS has also elected a new President, Dr Saths Cooper. Dr Cooper, who is a past-President of the Psychological Society of South Africa, has been involved IUPsyS for many years.

Dr Cooper is another highly regarded psychologist, both within his own field and with those from other disciplines. He is renowned for his leadership skills and as President will continue to transform the IUPsyS.

Members of the British Psychological Society may know Dr Cooper through the Memorandum of Understanding our organisation has held with the Psychological Society of South Africa since May 2001.