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We’re celebrating the news that Professor Fuschia Sirois from our Department of Psychology has been appointed as joint Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Health Psychology, a journal of the British Psychological Society.

Fuschia will share the post with Professor Andrew Thompson of Cardiff University, bringing together their expertise in health psychology (Fuschia) and clinical health psychology (Andrew).

Open science

During their joint tenure Fuschia and Andrew plan to focus on open science, a growing movement amongst scholars to share research practices and data to boost transparency and replicability.

They also plan to run more special issues and in doing so give a platform to less well known or niche areas of focus in the field, which may be up and coming.  There will also be consideration as to how to have greater involvement from people with lived experience within the work and content of the journal.

In addition to this, Fuschia and Andrew hope to further boost international awareness of the journal, and in turn encourage submissions from across the globe.

Guiding the field

Speaking about the Editor-in-Chief role, Professor Sirois said: “This is very exciting as it provides both Andrew and I with the opportunity to have an input into the direction of the field of Health Psychology, by understanding new and upcoming trends and providing opportunities for researchers in these areas to share their work in a respected publication”.

“We are also looking forward to seeing how we can bring more international representation to the journal, both in terms of the submissions received and the membership of the editorial board.” 

Find out more

Professor Fuschia Sirois is a globally renowned expert in Health and Social Psychology. Read more about her work here or read our interview with Fuschia.

In 2022 Professor Sirois published a game-changing book on procrastination, the reasons behind it, and how to tackle it. Find out more about this work here.

Find out more about Professor Andrew Thompson and the British Psychological Society.

About our Department of Psychology

Our Department of Psychology prides itself on being a collegiate and welcoming department, committed to success for all who work here. Through dedicated teaching sessions, an optional placement module, external speakers, and even an employability retreat – we actively prepare students for working life. We are proud to ranked in the Top 10 Psychology departments in the UK by The Complete University Guide 2022.   

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