Our committee met last night to plan AHPD future activities and discuss external committee reports (see attached Research Board report).
During our meeting we formally agreed to set an extraordinary AHPD meeting on the 26th of June between 11.00 and 13.00 via Zoom to enable us to solely focus on current issues for Heads.
Please look out for both an Eventbrite invite with zoom link and a call for items for the meeting.
We look forward to seeing you all and hope this will be helpful in supporting membership during such testing times
We also formally agreed the following future AHPD meeting dates (see website also); Friday 23rd October 2020 (Zoom meeting); 26th Feb 2021 and 21st of May 2021 (AGM).
Aim of the Association
The aim of the Association of Heads of Psychology Departments is to exchange information by meetings and other means, to propose and initiate actions on issues of common interest, particularly those affecting teaching, training, research and administration in academic Departments of Psychology, and also to enhance the standing of the discipline of Psychology
"Don't become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin."
The AHPD Committee includes a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer in addition to members (10 in total) who represent a number of different universities nationally.
Chris Fife-Schaw (Chair)
Clare Cunningman (Treasurer)
Bridgette Rickett (Secretary)
Catriona Morrison (co-opted)
Jan Noyes (co-opted)
Martin Corely (co-opted)
Peter Eachus (co-opted)
Association of Heads of Psychology Departments
Friday 23rd October 2020, 10.30am
2020 AHPD MEETING 1
Friday 26th February 2021
2021 AHPD MEETING 2
Friday 21st May 2021
2021 AHPD MEETING 3 (AGM)
UK Universities & Associates
Contact all Heads:
To contact the Heads of all Psychology Departments in the AHPD on matters relevant only to Heads, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your message will be distributed to every Head in the AHPD. Representatives from JCPHS, BPS and HEA also receive copies of email, but only Heads can post to this distribution list.
Contact all Departments:
To contact all Psychology Departments in the AHPD on more general matters, including job advertisements, please email: email@example.com. Your message will be distributed to every Departmental Contact in the AHPD. If an institution does not list a Departmental Contact, the email will go to the Head. Please note that only Heads and Contacts can post to this distribution list.
For general enquiries about the AHPD: Contact the Secretary: Peter Hills:
For details of membership of the AHPD, please email the Treasurer: Clare Cunningham:
To email any Head or Contact personally, select their email address from the list of Members.
If you have any enquiries or comments on the AHPD website or the email distribution list, find any errors or omissions, or encounter any technical problems, please contact Shazia Akhtar:
The AHPD is associated with, and works with a number of organisations within Psychology and Teaching & Education. In addition, several AHPD members are active members of some of these organisations.