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Julie Hulme

Julie is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the BPS. She served on the DART-P committee for a number of years prior to becoming Chair, is a member of the editorial board for Psychology Teaching Review, and also represents the Division's interests at Education and Public Engagement Board and at Membership Standards Board. Julie is a Reader in Psychology at Keele University, where she specialises in the psychology of education; her specific interests relate to psychological literacy, teaching innovations, and transitions to university. A National Teaching Fellow, Julie is passionate about higher education, academic development, and transforming student learning.

Honorary TreasurerSimon Goodson 
Honorary Secretary

Paul Wilson

Paul is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the BPS, serving on the committees of the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers of Psychology (DARTP), the Northern Ireland branch, and is a member of the Professional Practice Board. He is a Lecturer (Education) in the School of Psychology at Queen’s University, Belfast where he specialises in Individual Differences, Psychometrics & Statistics and is the Course Director of the undergraduate programme. His research interests are in cognitive ability, personality and factors influencing educational attainment, as well as pedagogy - particularly in the use of student response systems in the classroom.
Vice Chair ResearchKevin Wilson-Smith 
Vice Chair TeachingHelen Kitching 
Committee Member

Victoria Bourne

I am a teaching focused academic, and my teaching is primarily around the methods and statistics used in psychological research. I am passionate about engaging students in creating their own research projects, and I work with other academics from across the UK to help develop accessible and fun approaches to teaching. In 2017 I published Starting Out in Methods and Statistics for Psychology: A Hands-on Guide to Doing Research, a textbook aimed at first year undergraduate students. My pedagogic research focuses on the statistics anxiety that many psychology students experience, particularly considering the potential causal factors of anxiety and the interventions that may help to alleviate anxiety. I am a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a National Teaching Fellow .

Committee Member

Jacqui Taylor

Dr Jacqui Taylor is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the BPS, serving on the committees of the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DART-P) where she has held 3 year terms as Chair and Editor of the BPS publication Psychology Teaching Review and is the Dorset Hun Chair of the Wessex Branch. Jacqui was awarded a PhD in Human Computer Interaction by the University of Portsmouth and since then has worked at Bournemouth University where she is an Associate Professor teaching units on Social Psychology and Cyberpsychology. Jacqui is a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and has been instrumental in developing the concept of ‘psychological literacy’ in undergraduate psychology teaching.  Jacqui proactively works to enhance students’ global awareness and has been closely involved in the European Federation of Psychology Associations and is currently vice-president of the International Council of Psychology Educators.

Committee Member

Emma McDonald

Dr. Emma McDonald a Chartered Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Applied Psychology at Birmingham City University. Prior to Birmingham City University, Emma held a teaching post in psychology at Oxford Brookes University, where the majority of her time was spent teaching, and supporting research methods and statistics on a number of modules.

Before her post at Oxford Brookes University, Emma worked as a Scientific Officer at the University of Plymouth's School of Psychology. She conducted her PhD on Memory and Dyslexia at the School of Psychology, Cardiff University.

Before starting her PhD, Dr. McDonald lectured on the psychology modules of the Welfare Studies Diploma alongside GCSE Psychology at Coleg Morgannwg. She completed her BSc in Psychology at the University of Plymouth in 2003, where she investigated dyslexia and syllogistic reasoning strategies.

Committee Member - Co-opted (Appointed)

Steve Newstead

Steve Newstead is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Plymouth, where he worked for most of his career, latterly on the management side (including a spell as Vice-Chancellor). His research interests include cognitive psychology (mainly thinking and reasoning) and the psychology of higher education (including academic dishonesty and biases in assessment). He has served as President of the BPS, and has chaired various BPS committees and other national committees, including the group which drew up the initial benchmarking statement for psychology.

He retains a strong interest in education and since retiring has served as an academic consultant (mostly unpaid) to psychology programmes both in the UK and abroad. He currently holds a number of trusteeships, including one at the Daphne Jackson Trust, a charity supporting scientific researchers returning to research careers following a career break.

Committee Member - Co-opted (Appointed)

Mark Gardner


Mark serves on the committees of the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers of Psychology (DARTP), and the Undergraduate Education Committee (UEC). He is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Psychology University of Westminster, were he has held a range of teaching and research leadership positions.  His teaching currently focuses on quantitative research methods.  Research interests include social cognition, cognitive performance and pedagogy in HE.

Committee Member - Co-opted (Appointed)Paul Humphreys 
Committee Member - Co-opted (Appointed)

Andrew Holliman

Andrew J. Holliman, BSc (Hons), MA, MSc, Ph.D., is Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at Coventry University, recognized as Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is an established academic with demonstrable experience in academic leadership and effective pedagogical practice. His research interests include the psychology of education, teaching and learning in higher education, and the development of children’s literacy. He recently edited Education and New Technologies: Perils and Promises for Learners (2018, Taylor & Francis/Routledge) and is editor of the Current Debates in Educational Psychology series (Taylor & Francis/Routledge).

Committee Member - Co-opted (Appointed)

Charlotte Taylor

Dr Charlotte Taylor is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the BPS and has worked with the Division as the PsyPAG representative (2013 -2017) before being co-opted onto the committee in November 2017. Charlotte currently works as a Lecturer in Researcher Development at University of Worcester Research School where she is primarily responsible for the researcher development programme for doctoral students. She is also involved in the delivery of training workshops for research degree supervisors. Charlotte has a good track record of publications including a co-authored chapter on the teaching of psychology in higher education, published by BPS Wiley Blackwell, and an educational psychology revision guide as part of the Pearson Psychology Express series.

PTR Editor

Rebecca Stack

Dr. Rebecca Jayne Stack is the Editor of Psychology Teaching Review. Rebecca is also a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and the undergraduate combined honours course leader at Nottingham Trent University. Rebecca is keen to promote issues related to equality and diversity in higher education (HE), and has conducted research on strategies to increase attainment in students from non-traditional HE backgrounds and from disadvantaged communities. She also conducts research in the field of health psychology, health education and health literacy. Rebecca is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Chartered Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society, and is a member of the Division of Health Psychologists and the Division of Teachers and Academics.

PsyPAG RepresentativeRyan Gamble 
PTR RepresentativeLisa Matthewman 
Division Co-ordinatorCourtney Rawle 
PTR Academic Assistant

Lizzie Gauntlett

Lizzie Gauntlett is the Academic Assistant to Psychology Teaching Review. She is currently undertaking her PhD research in experiences of academic resilience at Bournemouth University.

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