Editorial, September 2021

Jon Sutton introduces the September edition.

This month we welcome new Society President Katherine Carpenter. It has been, as Katherine says, ‘a very difficult year’ for the Society, and we plan more conversations with her on that over the coming year. Our advisory committee add some thoughts, plus extra comment from me in the online version.

For our back page 'member of the month' Katherine picks out one aspect of the Society’s new Strategic Framework: Promotion and advocacy of diversity and inclusion within the discipline and practice of Psychology. ‘It would be fantastic if we could alter the perception some people have that the BPS is an old-fashioned, white, middle class organisation with little relevance for them,’ she says. We’ve certainly tried to do our bit in that regard over recent years, and continue to do so this month with ‘conversations on class’ and other pieces.

There’s plenty more in another packed and diverse issue, with online extras too. If some of it grabs your interest, please let us know… it makes all the difference, especially in a ‘very difficult year’…

Dr Jon Sutton
Managing Editor @psychmag

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