Reflecting diversity

Professor Jeune Guishard-Pine, OBE writes.

I was perusing six months’ worth of The Psychologist this week and could not help but notice that they seemed for the first time (in my memory) to reflect the ethnic diversity of British trained psychologists. I think I had previously predicted that this might not be achieved in the career lifespan of the average psychologist. I have now been retired for three years and was thinking of ‘divorcing’ the BPS but this has given me a boost to continue to be a part of the organisation.

So congratulations and I hope that this is the first of many more to come! Hotep!

Professor Jeune Guishard-Pine, OBE

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Dear Jeune

I was pleased to reaf that you have noticed that things are moving in the right direction in terms of diversity, although I think we have a long way still to go. I am personally very committed to making the BPS a truly diverse and meaninfully inclusive organization as are my fellow trustees and the senior management team. I hope you'll see more reasons to feel hopeful in the Psychologist in the coming months, so please dont go! Best wishes, David Murphy, BPS Presidnt 2019-20 Twitter:@ClinPsychDavid