Dr Sue Becker, Programme Leader for Psychology at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU), has become Chair of the East Midlands Branch of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Following her appointment Dr Becker discussed her plans for the society:

“I’m keen to re-establish regular regional events like Psychology in the Pub across the region and have plenty of ideas for exciting potential speakers and venues. I’m also hoping to give local and regional members, including our student members, more opportunities to give feedback on what they want from section”

In addition Dr Becker will be working closely with the West Midlands Branch to co-produce a Midlands Newsletter packed with ideas, articles, book & film reviews with psych theme

Dr Becker will also be involved in the organisation on the upcoming 2nd British Psychological Society Midlands Conference. Taking place on the 3rd of September the free to attend conference aims to bring together academics, students, researchers, practicing psychologists and anyone with an interest in psychology from across the midlands for a day of inspiration, expertise and opportunities. It will be held at the Derby Enterprise Centre and a call for papers is now open.

The East Midlands branch represents the interests of over 4500 BPS members across all areas of the East Midlands and covers the following postcodes:

  • Derby (DE)
  • Leicester (LE)
  • Lincoln (LN)
  • Milton Keynes (MK)
  • Nottingham (NG)
  • Northampton (NN)

You can follow all of the section’s activities on twitter @BPSEastMids or on Facebook. If you’d like to join, or to find more information you can visit the East Midlands micro site at BPS.org.uk

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