30 November 2019, Institute of Education, London
Fraser SmithShow content
I am a counselling psychologist in training, studying and living in Glasgow, Scotland. I also work as a psychology undergraduate seminar tutor and psychological researcher for Glasgow Caledonian University, where I also study. I have a passion for networking, developing content and informing others of the opportunities in psychology. I do a number for different independent projects including developing online courses, videos for my YouTube channel in psychology and my written blog on my website. For years now, I have made an effort to network, expand my research in the psychological field and have experienced incredible opportunities as a result. Opportunities such as speaking as international conferences across the world, speaking and working with some of the most prominent psychologists in the country, giving key note speeches and being offered great job opportunities.
Nottingham Trent UniversityShow content
Dr Karen Slade is an Associate Professor in applied forensic psychology at Nottingham Trent University and HCPC registered forensic psychologist with over 25 years’ experience of working and researching in prison and police services.
She has published widely on mental health, suicide and self-harm within the criminal justice system, and continues to work closely with a wide range of criminal justice services in the UK and internationally to consider innovative avenues to understand and work with those at risk of harm to themselves or others.
University of ChesterShow content
Annie obtained her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Glasgow, where she was also awarded an ESRC post-doctoral fellowship and then a lectureship. She has always been interested in the potential impact her work could have in the ‘real-world’ and therefore took up a position as a Consumer Psychologist at Unilever Research and Development. She then obtained an MSc in Occupational Psychology from John Moores University, which led to her work as an Occupational Support Coach on returning to work government initiatives. She joined the School of Psychology at the University of Chester just over 4 years ago. Her vast work experience has resulted in her diverse research interests, covering areas such Cognitive, Consumer, and Occupational Psychology. Her interest now lies in exploring the benefits that physical activity can have on people’s psychological health and cognitive abilities, and the impact this can have on their working life.
Dr Angel Chater
University of BedfordshireShow content
Dr Angel Chater is a Health Psychologist based at the University of Bedfordshire where she leads the Centre for Health, Wellbeing and Behaviour Change. She is also an Associate to the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change. Angel has led a number of behaviour change interventions such as the ‘Active Herts’ programme, supporting adults at risk of heart disease and poor mental health, and the ‘BABYSTEPS’ project supporting young people after the death of a parent. She has worked as a practitioner psychologist through the Luton and Dunstable Hospital’s Specialist Obesity Service and authored policy and strategy documents in this area. She leads teaching modules in the areas of Applied Health Psychology, Public Health and Behavioural Science and has experience as the former Course Director for the University of Bedfordshire’s MSc in Health Psychology. This work led her to become a co-founder and the past Chair of the Behavioural Science and Public Health Network, the UK National Delegate for the European Health Psychology Society (2011-2018) and she is now the British Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology Chair. Her passion for the application of Health Psychology to improve population health and wellbeing can be seen in all that she does, and has taken her to speak in Parliament and at public events such as the Cheltenham Science Festival.
Dr Ian Bushnell
University of GlasgowShow content
Ian is a Chartered Psychologist and senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Glasgow where he has researched and taught topics such as leadership, deception and applications of psychology to medicine, including medical decision making, occupational stress and burnout.
His psychology interests are broad, spanning Occupational, Forensic, Coaching and Counselling. Indeed he started his career in the field of Developmental Psychology, has taught courses on Perception and Statistics and thus nearly has a full set of BPS badges.
He introduced the first compulsory and examinable employability course in the UK within the honours psychology curriculum and has a passion for ensuring his graduates have developed sound self-awareness together with the knowledge and skills they need to ensure they have a competitive advantage when looking to develop a career path after university, be that inside or outside of the various psychology professions.
He has worked on consultancy projects in many different countries, including China and Singapore and has a good understanding of the practice of occupational psychology in a diversity of organisational types.
His BPS volunteering has included numerous roles within the Division of Occupational Psychology, including being Chair. He has helped organise many divisional and society conferences and is bringing the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress to Glasgow in 2021 with around 2000 occupational psychologists expected to attend from over 30 countries.
Dr Michael Smith
Northumbria UniversityShow content
Dr Michael Smith is an academic psychologist with interests and expertise spanning the areas of psychobiology and health psychology. Michael started his training and career in Australia, before moving to Northumbria University in Newcastle in 2010, where he is now Associate Professor. Michael’s current research is investigating the causes and consequences of stress, as well as interventions to alleviate the adverse effects of stress. He also leads the Masters of Research in Psychology programme at Northumbria, and is a member of several BPS committees.
Dr Patrick Rosenkranz
Newcastle UniversityShow content
My name is Patrick Rosenkranz and I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Newcastle University. I also act as the Programme Director for the Single Honours course in Psychology. I have been an educator for 20 years, first as an English Language Teacher working in Russia, India and the UK and since 2008 as a psychologist in Higher Education. In my teaching practice I take a pragmatic, research -led and student-centred approach, collaborating with students to develop meaningful learning experiences that focus on developing psychological literacy. For instance, I have developed a peer-mentoring programme that helps freshers make the transition into psychology and creates opportunities to learn from each other. My current educational focus is on designing new ways of enhancing the psychological literacy and professional development of psychology students, for instance through engaging in entrepreneurial learning. My subject expertise is in the psychology and cognitive science of religion and spirituality and I teach a final year optional module on this topic.