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Mathematical, Statistical and Computing Psychology Section

The MSC Section aims to promote the advancement and diffusion of the use of mathematics, statistics and computing in psychology and to arrange conferences, meetings, lectures and discussions of special interest to psychologists working in the field.


The primary aim of the Mathematical, Statistical and Computing Psychology Section is to provide an opportunity for those interested in mathematical (including computational), statistical (including quantitative and mixed methods approaches) and computing (including algorithmic, HCI and cyber-psych) related issues in psychology to exchange ideas and promote the discussion of these interests.

To facilitate this the section also works to arrange meetings, lectures, workshops and conferences of special interest to its members.


Chair: Mark Andrews

Chair Elect: Vacant

Honorary Treasurer: Mark Andrews

Honorary Secretary: Robert (Mike) Morrison

Committee Members

  • David Clark-Carter
  • Marta Topor
  • Matthew Hopkins

Communications Administrator: Vacant

Webmaster: Vacant

Council Representative: Vacant

PsyPAG Representative: Jenny Terry

Representative: Vacant


Membership of the Mathematical, Statistical, and Computing Psychology Section is only open to members of the British Psychological Society.

If you are not already a BPS member, you can join the Section at the same time as applying for membership of the society.

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Benefits of belonging

Benefits of Mathematical Statistical and Computing Psychology Section Membership

  • Access to awards and bursaries
  • Advance notice and opportunity to input to the MSC Section Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Contributing to policy consultation calls relevant to MSC Section
  • Full access to the Section website
  • Involvement in one or more of the MSC Section Topic Groups, which focus on specific section member interests, e.g. Quantitative Methods, Mixed Methods and Computer Use. Topic Groups are likely to develop and change, so you could help establish a new one
  • News and updates via the Section’s announcement and discussion mail lists.

Member Announcement Email List

The Mathematical, Statistical and Computing Psychology Section uses its membership announcement email list to inform its members of activities and initiatives that are relevant to their interests and to make requests for engagement on topical issues. 

By becoming a member of the Section you are automatically added to the announcement list.

To receive these emails you will need to:

  1. become a member of the Mathematical, Statistical and Computing Psychology Section
  2. opt into receiving email communication and provide a working email address

These preferences can be updated by logging into your member portal.

If you have any queries, please contact Member Network Services.

To assist us in responding to your query please make sure to include your membership number and quote 'Mathematical, Statistical and Computing Psychology Section announcement email' in the subject line.

Member Discussion Email List

To join the Member Discussion List please login to your member portal and click on the Preferences tile, where you’ll be able to join the discussion list.

To receive discussion list emails you will need to be 

  • a member of the Mathematical, Statistical and Computing Psychology Section
  • opted into receiving email communication from the Society (you can change your preference by logging onto your account via the member portal)  

Getting involved with the Mathematical Statistical and Computing Psychology Section Committee

The Mathematical Statistical and Computing Psychology Section relies on a wide range of people getting involved, and the work of the Section is largely achieved through the dedication of unpaid volunteers.

Our volunteers come from a wide range of different backgrounds, whether they be practitioners or academics, or full members or student members, and together form an open and inclusive community.