For this edition, in place of our usual ‘Member of the month’, we thought we would put out a question on Twitter via @psychmag…
Gemma Milne looks at how hype can blinker our understanding of what’s going on.
New British Psychological Society President Dr Hazel McLaughlin follows up last month’s interview with a focus on change and the future.
A Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Wales’ largest Intensive Care Unit in Cardiff, Dr Julie Highfield led the BPS Covid-19 Coordinating Group’s staff wellbeing work and has recently taken up a secondment with the Intensive Care Society as its National Project Director for Wellbeing. Ella Rhodes spoke to her.
Dr Rowena Hill is a psychologist from Nottingham Trent University now seconded full-time to the cross-governmental C19 National Foresight Group. On 1 May, our editor Jon Sutton spoke with her from lockdown.
Our editor Jon Sutton hears from Kathryn Scott, Director of Policy for the British Psychological Society.
Rebecca Smith with a personal reflection on being deaf in Psychology.
Deputy Editor Annie Brookman-Byrne asked Professor Stefan Van der Stigchel about his new book Concentration: Staying Focused in Times of Distraction (MIT Press).
How learning happens: Seminal works in educational psychology and what they mean in practice by Professor Paul A. Kirschner and Dr Carl Hendrick, published by Routledge, is out now. Annie Brookman-Byrne asked Paul about the book.
We meet Dr Hazel McLaughlin, who takes over as British Psychological Society President at the end of June.
Our editor Jon Sutton meets Debra Malpass, Director of Knowledge and Insight at the British Psychological Society.
Our editor Jon Sutton meets Professor Stephany Biello (University of Glasgow) at the annual meeting of the Psychobiology Section.
We dip into the Society member database and pick out… Raffaele Presti, a Support Worker at SweetTree, Homecare Services.
At the beginning of April, our editor Jon Sutton talked to Stuart Ritchie, a psychologist and a Lecturer in the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London, about concerns over coronavirus coverage and more.
Ian Florance interviews Alison Clarke who, among many other roles, is Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Practice Board.
Annie Brookman-Byrne asked Caspar Addyman about his new book, The laughing baby: The extraordinary science behind what makes babies happy.
Dean Fathers didn’t train in psychology, but during his discussion with Ian Florance it became clear that he has a clear vision of the role of psychologists and, more widely, of health provision within society.
We dip into the Society member database and pick out… Dr Edward Ong, Associate Lecturer at Coventry University.
‘It’s about giving people hope’… Ian Florance talks to Geraldine O’Hare.

Dr Geraldine O’Hare is a Chartered Psychologist and Director of Rehabilitation for the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI). As well as leading on areas such as North/South Co-operation...

Professor Mark R. McDermott looks back on three decades in the School of Psychology, University of East London.
We dip into the Society member database and pick Nothando Ngwenya, who is a Research Scientist specialising in person-centred adolescent health interventions at the Wellcome Trust funded Africa Health Research Institute in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Our editor Dr Jon Sutton in conversation with Professor Catherine Loveday, Chair of the Psychologist and Digest Editorial Advisory Committee.
Lucy Maddox on writing collaboratively for her new book, 'What is mental health? Where does it come from? And other big questions', published by Wayland.
Simon Boag, Principal Psychologist of Assessment Services for PSI Middle East.
Zoe Sanderson (University of Bristol) meets Professor Frederik Anseel, current President of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, who will hold their biennial conference in Glasgow in 2021.