Who are we?

Our History
The Association was formed in 1976 as the Association of Psychology Technicians. Previous to this there had been two meetings of technicians from departments across the country but it was with the support and encouragement of Prof. Tony Gale that the association came into being. The first Officers of the association were Dave Johnson – Cardiff, Jim Chambers – University College London and Raja Jayasuriya – Goldsmiths London.

By 1984 Jim Chambers had received little support for the association and advertised its demise in the BPS Bulletin. This produced many letters of support and was discussed at the Scientific Affairs Board of the BPS. At this point John Griffiths of University College Swansea stepped forward and took over as editor and agreed to breath life back into the association. He then encouraged Keith Holdsworth of London School of Economics and Peter Beaman of Loughborough to “volunteer” as Chairman and Secretary.

Our Objective
We are working to raise awareness of our profile, development and creating links between technicians across the country.

The Committee

  • Ferenc Igali

    Chair
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  • Wakefield Morys-Carter
    Wakefield Morys-Carter

    Treasurer and Membership Secretary
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  • Sam Royle

    Secretary
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  • Sean Rooney

    BPS Liaison Officer
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  • Neil Carter

    Programme Coordinator
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Regional Reps

  • Yiannis Argyropoulos

    Scotland

  • Martyn Atkins

    South West England

  • Joe Rennie-Tayor

    South East England

Check Out The National Campaign For Highlighting Technicians

You can use this mailing list to tell technicians about useful techniques, new equipment, special offers and ask for help on some of those tricky problems.
There are two technical awards that the BPS run every year where you can submit applications to. Links are included below:

https://www.bps.org.uk/about-us/awards-and-grants/research-board-awards/technical-support-psychological-research-award

https://www.bps.org.uk/about-us/awards-and-grants/education-and-public-engagement-board-awards/technical-support

Membership is available to technical staff working in Psychology and related disciplines.