June 2021

Ella Rhodes spoke to three psychologists working to understand and prevent suicide…
Professor Rory O’Connor is Director of the Suicidal Behaviour Research lab at the University of Glasgow, and President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (the first person from the UK in almost 50 years). Our editor Jon Sutton caught up with him.
Tom Loncar on credibility and challenges.

Could a small postural adjustment make us feel more powerful when facing stressful situations? The ‘power pose’ has instilled confidence for many who have tried it since its introduction in...

Richard Brown looks to lessons from the history of open science in order to move beyond ideals and technology.
Louise Foster has a conversation with her mother about Multiple Sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong condition which involves damage to the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The immune system mistakes the myelin (a substance which protects the...

Mark Fox has had a long and distinguished career as an educational psychologist. Ian Florance met him.
We dip into the society member database and pick out Dr Ameera Zumla, Clinical Psychologist at Spire Leicester Hospital.
Sophy Irwin works for NIACRO in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to reduce crime and its impact on people and communities. Here, she talks about a project called Get Real, which is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme and managed by the Special EU Programme Body. Get Real works with the six strands of hate crime that are recognised in Northern Ireland – racism, faith and religion, homophobia, transphobia, disability, and sectarianism.
‘The Strengths-Based Organization: How to boost inclusivity, wellbeing and performance’ by Emily Hutchinson and Caroline Brown is published by Practical Inspiration Publishing. Deputy Editor Annie Brookman-Byrne asked Emily, who is also our Associate Editor for Books, about the book.
Jo Atkinson is a clinical psychologist, who works with people who have experienced life-changing brain conditions, and is also a deaf person who has lost most of her sight. Here, she reviews new film Sound of Metal.