From the Editor, May 2021

Dr Jon Sutton introduces the issue.

This month we have a collection on cancer, and on 18 May a webinar (free to BPS members) on living with and beyond cancer. 

As part of that, it was a pleasure to speak with Dr Sahil Suleman. His drive to work in a cross- and inter-disciplinary manner, and to instil a generally psychological approach across the workforce, is something I often encounter in the very best psychologists. ‘We aren’t the arbiters of all knowledge’, we’re just one part of the puzzle, he told me. ‘The key is being as accessible as possible to as many people as possible.’

What is a psychologist? Where, when and how do they work? Are shared values identifiable and important? Would a focus on contexts and competencies serve the public better than division and domain? These are huge questions The Psychologist has been grappling with for many years, and will continue to do so… including throughout the issue this month (see p.5, p.10 and p.22).

Dr Jon Sutton
Managing Editor @psychmag

Cover illustration: Sofia Sita

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