Editorial, May 2022

Dr Annie Brookman-Byrne introduces the issue and says farewell as Deputy Editor.

The last time I wrote an editorial as Deputy Editor was for our January 2021 issue on veganism, which caused quite a stir. As I sit down to write my last ever editorial for The Psychologist, that issue remains the one I am most proud of. 

It ticked all the boxes to meet our stated aims – providing communication, discussion and controversy, while diffusing knowledge of psychology.

This month, we bring you another issue partially focused on food. There's Andrea Oskis on the comfort in food, and Sally Wiggins Young gives a new perspective on talk at mealtimes. To anyone who says they don’t like vegan food, I now optimistically say, ‘you’re not enjoying it now, that’s fine, maybe it will taste better another time’.

Before I sign off I’d like to thank the amazing team I’ve worked with for the last three years, and our associate editors and committee. Thank you and keep up the good work. And readers, please contribute! As I transition back to being a reader, I look forward to seeing the communication, discussion and controversy continue.

Dr Annie Brookman-Byrne

Deputy Editor @psychmag


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