When Ian Florance asked him for an interview, Lawrence Moulin gave two reasons for agreeing: he wanted to talk about ‘how psychology can be applied in interesting places such as the Department of Health’; and to tell undergraduates who are, like him, from less ‘prestigious’ backgrounds, that they too can have a place in the profession.
'Made possible: Stories of success by people with learning disabilities – in their own words', edited by Saba Salman and published by Unbound, is out now. Deputy Editor Annie Brookman-Byrne asked Saba about the book.
Lance Workman interviews Peter K. Smith about his research on play and bullying.
Chartered Psychologist Dr Kerry Quincey (DeMontfort University) speaks with breast cancer ‘thrivers’ Doug Harper and Dave Talbot about the Virtual Meet-Up (VMU).
Dr Peter Olusoga is a senior lecturer in psychology and a sport psychology practitioner, working with athletes and teams on the mental side of performance. Hugh Gilmore is a BASES performance psychologist working with British Athletics, Para-Powerlifting and the English Institute of Sport, among other things.Our editor Dr Jon Sutton chatted with them about their podcast, Eighty Percent Mental.
Birth Shock: How to Recover from Birth Trauma (Pinter & Martin, 2020) by perinatal clinical psychologist Mia Scotland is out now. Michelle Cree, consultant clinical psychologist and author of The Compassionate Mind Approach to Postnatal Depression: Using Compassion Focussed Therapy to Enhance Mood, Confidence and Bonding (Robinson, 2015) spoke to Mia about the book.
Why women are blamed for everything: Exploring victim blaming of women subjected to violence and trauma by Dr Jessica Taylor is published by Little Brown. We asked Jessica about her book.
Dominic Barrett shares his journey of mental health recovery, with comment from his psychologist Caroline Clare.
Ian Florance meets Helen Keyes.

When Ian Florance interviewed Helen Keyes, a cognitive psychologist at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), the initial Covid lockdown measures were easing. The ‘new normal’ had surfaced a number...

An opportunity to ignite learning… BPS president Dr Hazel McLaughlin on encouraging talent and supporting learning in these challenging times.
We dip into the Society member database and pick out… Professor Julie Turner-Cobb at Bournemouth University. With online extras.
Psychologist Bernie Graham on his involvement in new BBC documentary My Family, The Holocaust and Me, and why he thinks such stories are particularly important now. Our editor Jon Sutton asks the questions.
Tomasz Witkowski meets Brian Nosek, in an edited extract from Tomasz's new book of interviews.
We hear again from Dr Rowena Hill, embedded scientist with the cross-governmental C19 Foresight Group.
'Dick Johnson is Dead' is a Netflix original; filmed, produced and directed by Kirsten Johnson, about her Dad's dementia. Our editor Jon Sutton asked her about it.
We meet Dr Shelley McKeown Jones, Associate Professor in Social Psychology at the University of Bristol and the current Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Social Psychology Section.
Your Anxiety Beast and You: A Compassionate Guide to Living in an Increasingly Anxious World (Exisle Publishing) by Dr Eric Goodman is out now. Deputy Editor Dr Annie Brookman-Byrne asked him about the book.
Ian Florance meets Christian van Nieuwerburgh, who is, amongst other roles, Professor of Coaching and Positive Psychology at the University of East London.
We dip into the Society member database and pick out… Dr Richard Skelton, a Child and Educational Psychologist at ‘The Educational Psychologists’. With online extras.
Joan Idowu on her experiences as an Assistant Psychologist in a newly developed service for offenders accessing mental health support as an alternative to a custodial sentence.
Lisa Frending on converting to Psychology following an undergraduate degree in Global Health and Biomedicine.
Nazanin Derakhshan is a Professor of Experimental Psychopathology at Birkbeck, University of London and founder of the Birkbeck Integrative Centre for Building Resilience in Breast Cancer. Delia Ciobotaru met her.
Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh on psychology’s role in tackling climate change. As told to Deputy Editor Annie Brookman-Byrne.
Jenny Boyd’s autobiography – Jennifer Juniper: A journey beyond the muse – checks in at some of the best-known events and places of the 1960s and 1970s, including inspiring Donovan and travelling with The Beatles, before going ‘back to school’. Ian Florance heard from her on how studying psychology can inform and change lives.
Dr Camilla Rosan and Patrick Myers both support parents in reducing conflict and improving outcomes for children. Here they interview each other on the context of their work, their aims for the future, and the challenges in reducing inter-parental conflict.