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Professor Jane Callaghan named as Chair of British Psychological Society’s East Midlands Branch

News Page 14th October 2016

Congratulations to Jane Callaghan, Professor of Psychology, who has been appointed Chair for the East Midlands branch of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Jane was appointed to the position at the BPS’ inaugural annual general meeting, held in Leicester on Thursday 13 October. Professor Callaghan’s tenure as Chair will last for one year.

Jane commented: “I am so excited about the role as founding chair of the East Midlands Branch of the BPS. It is a great opportunity to build networks amongst psychologists across the region. The thing I’m looking forward to the most is the opportunity to build connections between psychologists and the public, and to think about innovative ways to take psychology out of clinics and universities, and into communities.  I am hoping to build on the BPS’s commitment to social justice and ensure that psychology is working to break down inequalities in our region.”

Professor Callaghan is course leader for the University of Northampton’s Masters in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and leads undergraduate modules in both developmental psychology and mental health. Her interests include the study of violence, childhood, family life, mental health, gender, professional identities and issues of social justice and inequality.

Beyond the University, Jane is Secretary to the BPS’ Psychology of Women Section, and sits on the Ethics Committee, as well as the Research Board.

Jane also chairs the American Psychological Association’s international committee for the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology, and is Editor of the Journal of Gender Studies and Psychology of Women Section Review.

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