October 4, 2013, by Graham Kendall
Peter Mitchell elected as a Fellow of the British Psychological Society
On 1st June 2013 it was announced that Peter Mitchell has been elected as a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (FBPsS), the highest designation that the British Psychological Society (BPS) can award. The title FBPsS is bestowed on an individual who is adjudged by the BPS to have made an “outstanding contribution to the advancement or dissemination of psychological knowledge or practice either by his or her own research, teaching, publications or public service, or by organising and developing the work of others” (quoted from the BPS webpages). In this particular case, the ‘outstanding contribution’ is recognised in serving for six years as the editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Psychology, the flagship scientific publication of the BPS. It is also recognised in the publication of textbooks in psychology, the publication of a large number of scientific articles as well as in leadership in psychology, marked by serving as the head of the School of Psychology in Nottingham UK (4 years) and by serving as the founding head of the School of Psychology in Nottingham’s Malaysia Campus (3 years) and marked by serving as Chair of the Developmental Section of the BPS (2 years). This is the first time that a person working in the field of psychology in Malaysia has been awarded such an honour.
I am sure that you will all join me in congratulating Peter on this honour.
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