Chair of the Research Board

The British Psychological Society is looking to appoint a Chair of Research Board, to take up office from July 2024–2027.

The Board aims to promote excellence in psychological research, pure and applied, so that everyone can access evidence-based psychology to enhance their lives, communities, and wider society.

Are you:

  • A well-respected researcher or academic, with a focus on excellence in psychological research?
  • Well aware of the challenges faced by researchers at all career stages?
  • A strategic thinker that is able to work across the vast ranging research priorities bringing focus for the society, its members and wider academic community?
  • Able to identify the strategic priorities for the BPS in relation to psychological research across the discipline?

The Chair will also serve as a Trustee of the Society, playing a key part in the overall strategy and direction.

Read the full role description.

Interested parties are welcome to speak with Dr Debra Malpass, Director of Knowledge and Insight, for an informal discussion before they put forward their expression of interest.

In order to arrange a convenient time please contact Kerry Wood at [email protected].

The closing date for applications is Monday 29 April 2024.

Interviews are to be held during May 2024.

To apply, applicants should send an expression of interest in the form of a letter and their CV.

The application letter should set out why they are interested in the role, and how they address the person specification.

Applications should be sent to [email protected].

BPS embraces diversity and values equal opportunities. We are committed to building a Society that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.