I'm honoured to have been appointed as the 2017 President of the British Science Association (Psychology Section), taking over from Prof. Sophie Scott (UCL). The Psychology Section is one of 16 Sections that make up the BSA.
From the BSA webpage: "The British Science Association (BSA) is a charity, founded in 1831. Our vision is of a world where science is at the heart of society and culture. Our mission is to support, grow and diversify the community of people interested and involved in science; and to strengthen their influence over science's direction and place in society.
We organise major initiatives across the UK, including British Science Week; the annual British Science Festival; regional and local events through our network of Branches; the CREST Awards, and other programmes for young people in schools and colleges. We run specific activities and training for professional science communicators; we undertake research and policy work; and we seek to influence and collaborate with stakeholders including policy makers and opinion formers, leaders from across different sectors of business, industry and public life."
The 2017 British Science Festival will take place in Brighton, co-hosted by the Universities of Sussex and Brighton. I'll be giving a Presidential Lecture - and look out for a feast of other psychology and neuroscience events and talks!