A representation of Psyche, taken from the BPS logo

East of England Branch

The BPS East of England Branch currently has over three thousand members working in a wealth of different disciplines and specialties.


Our aim is to support and deliver the strategic goals of the BPS within the East of England.

These strategic goals are:

  1. Attract new members and broaden our membership:

    We will help BPS to build a wide audience, in particular, we will encourage psychology students to join the BPS and non-psychologists as subscribers/associate members to benefit from what the BPS can offer.

  2. Develop our organisation to support change:

    We will ensure there are equal opportunities for all our members to be active within the Branch, and provide a trusted and ethical meeting point to all members to celebrate equality and diversity, and engagement with students, psychological service users, and the public in general.

  3. Develop the psychological knowledge and professional skills of our members:

    We will provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events and further opportunities.

  4. Increase the visibility of psychology and raise public awareness of its contribution to society:

    We will help members to reach out to wider audiences to promote the value of psychological research and practice across the region.

  5. Maximise the impact of psychology on public policy:

    We will strengthen relationships with regional organisations to help achieve our aims of increasing the impact of psychological knowledge and practice.

  6. Promote advancements in psychological knowledge and practice:

    We will give members the opportunity to share their expertise; support enhanced access to professional development; and encourage new developments in psychological science, education and practice across the region. We will provide an intellectual platform for psychologists, both academic and practitioner, to engage with each other, to share ideas and exchange psychological knowledge.


Chair: Holy Westgarth and Tanya Heasley

Chair Elect: Vacant

Past Chair: Helen Keyes

Honorary Treasurer: Vacant

Honorary Secretary: Vacant

Newsletter Editor: Stefano Licchelli ([email protected])

Committee Members

  • Arthur Diejomaoh
  • Jessica West 

Postgraduate Representative: Aneita Pringle 

PsyPAG Representative: Vacant

Student Representative: Vacant


When you join the BPS you are automatically made a member of your local branch.

The East of England Branch of the BPS covers the following areas/postcodes:

  • Cambridge (CB)
  • Chelmsford (CM)
  • Colchester (CO)
  • Ipswich (IP)
  • Norwich (NR)
  • Peterborough (PE)
  • Stevenage (SG)
  • Southend (SS)


Benefits of belonging

Member Announcement Email List

The East of England Branch 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 Branch you are automatically added to the announcement list.

To receive these emails you will need to:

  1. become a member of the East of England Branch
  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 'BPS East of England Branch announcement email' in the subject line.

Getting involved with the East of England Branch Committee

The East of England Branch relies on a wide range of people getting involved, and the work of the Branch 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 in-training members, and together form an open and inclusive community.