BPS launches Climate Environment Action Coordinating Group
The BPS is pleased to introduce the new members of its Climate Environment Action Coordinating Group.
03 April 2023
Following a period of recruitment, the group will begin work as the first permanent BPS body dedicated to providing support and advice on the implementation of effective climate change and environment work rooted in psychological evidence.
With a diverse range of members from across all areas of the society, the group will focus on the areas of climate and environmental health and wellbeing; behavioural, political and social change; the connections between climate change, human rights and inequality and climate change policy.
It will also be responsible for coordinating and supporting the work of the divisions and branches to ensure a joined-up approach.
Tony Wainwright, a member of the previous climate steering group and who worked on the creation of the new group said:
“The launch of the Climate and Environment Action Group marks the BPS recognising that disruption of the global climate and ecological systems by human activity constitutes the most urgent threat to the wellbeing of people and society.
It calls on all its members to make an ethical commitment, through their knowledge and skills, whether academics, researchers or practitioners, to actively engage at all levels, and in partnership with others.”
The BPS welcomes the following members of the new Climate Environment Action Coordinating Group:
Dr Sarah Golding - Health psychologist
Dr Ryan Kemp – Clinical psychologist and director of therapies
Professor Ho Chung Law - Consultant in psychology, research & development
Maya Gimalova - Counselling psychologist in training
Dr Jan Maskell - Consultant business psychologist
Dr Dan O’Hare - Educational psychologist and senior lecturer
Dr Lindsey Helen Roberts - Programme director and lecturer in psychology
Antonio Kalentzis - Lecturer of psychology
Siân Williams - Ecologist
Dr Tony Wainwright - Clinical psychologist
Dr Louise Edgington - Educational psychologist
Dr Maria Fernandes-Jesus - Lecturer in psychology
Dr Roger Paxton - Clinical psychologist
Dr Melissa Marselle - Lecturer in environmental psychology
Dr Stacey Heath - Lecturer in social psychology
Terri Morrissey - Business psychologist
Dr Richard Brooke Plenty - Organisational psychologist
For more information on the new Climate Environment Action Coordinating Group or for any enquires relating to equality, diversity, inclusion and climate change please email [email protected]