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