Professor Bullen, Professor of Psychology, joined the university in June 2015 from Aberystwyth University where she was the University Director of Ethics and Equality. Kate chairs the University of Brighton’s Research Ethics and Integrity Committee and contributes to the development and support of Athena SWAN initiatives. She was made a Fellow of the Society in 2017.
Professor Bullen told the BPS’s ‘The Psychologist’ magazine: “I’m honoured to have the opportunity to serve as BPS President for 2018/19, during a time of exciting change and positive progress for the Society. I look forward to continuing to work with Nicola Gale as she moves into the Vice-President role, and with our new Chief Executive, Sarb Bajwa, during his first year with the Society. I also look forward to meeting, and working with, our new President Elect following the AGM on 30 August. One of the core functions of the President is to act as an ambassador and I hope to meet as many of our members as I can in the coming year.”
Kate has a passion for education, particularly psychology education in the higher education sector. Recently she initiated, and is chairing, the BPS Task and Finish Group in response to the current Post 18 Education and Funding Review in England. The aim of the group is ‘to ensure that the Society position is developed and communicated effectively with regard to the potential changes in the funding of post 18 psychology education in England and the possible impact for the devolved nations.’