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Talks and Thoughts

22 October 2021 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The British Psychological Society is an intricate organisation to navigate and for a student, it can be quite challenging.

The Society is formed of a variety of member networks such as branches, divisions, faculties and special groups. As a student, you can be part of some of those networks or even be a Student Rep for their Committees.

To help you better understand the intricate ways of the BPS we started Talks and Thoughts (T&T).

T&T brings different professionals from other member networks and tell our student members more about their own expertise, their career path and their current role with the BPS. It is very inspirational to hear other people journeys and very helpful to find out how you can connect and benefit from the support of a member network.

Learning Outcomes 

In this instalment of T&T, students will have to opportunity to hear the personal and professional journeys from 3 speakers within the BPS


17:00 Presentation by Dr Linda Kaye

17:40 Q&A with Dr Linda Kaye 

18:00 Presentation by Dr Yetunde Ade-Serrano

18:40 Q&A with Dr Yetunde Ade-Serrano 

19:00 Presentation by Dr Adam Jowett

19:40 Q&A with Dr Adam Jowett

There will be a 5-minute break following each Q&A for attendees to relax and network, before we move on with our next speaker.


Dr Linda K Kaye

Dr Linda K. Kaye is a Chartered Psychologist of the BPS and is a founding member of the BPS Cyberpsychology Section. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Edge Hill University and specialises in areas relating to cyberpsychology and explores ways in which online settings can promote social inclusion and well-being. Her current research focuses on social identities and stereotypes in digital gaming, as well as how online behaviours relate to perceptions and processing.

Dr Adam Jowett (PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS)

Dr Adam Jowett (PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS) is Associate Head of the School of Psychological, Social & Behavioural Sciences at Coventry University. He is a social psychologist who teaches and conducts research on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues. He has recently led research commissioned by the Government Equalities Office on conversion therapy. He is also on the editorial board of the journal Psychology & Sexuality. Adam is a Chartered member and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and has held several roles within the BPS for over a decade. He was formerly Honorary Secretary of the Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section and has served as Editor of the BPS periodical Psychology of Sexualities Review. He is currently Chair of the BPS’ Psychology of Sexualities Section that promotes psychological work relevant to LGBT+ issues and he is also a Trustee of the BPS.

Dr Yetunde Ade-Serrano

Dr Yetunde Ade-Serrano is a registered practitioner Counselling Psychologist who has worked in the field of mental health for about 20 years, working with a variety of clients who present with multiple challenges, both physical and psychological in nature. Her principal role is within independent practice, however, she is also involved in academia, the Division of Counselling Psychology, and other groups within the British Psychological Society. She believes it is important for us to acknowledge a variety of experiences, current and past, as well as the racial/cultural differences and the impact these have on many areas of our professional lives (although not limited to this arena). However she also believes that this is lacking within the structures of the society and, as a consequence, we do not function as a psychologically minded organisation even though at face value this is what we sell. The acknowledgment of these challenges is vital not just for members of the society but also for the management system of the organisation.

Registration is available online only. 

BPS Concessions/Student Members - Free

Non-member students £5

In order to register for the event, you will need to sign in using your log in details. If you are not a returning customer, you will need to create a free account.

Joining instructions will be sent the day prior to the event, these will be sent to your BPS registered email address.

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