Executive Committee Members 2019-2021

Applications are now open for the following roles to serve from Sept 2021-Sept 2023:

President Elect

Secretary General

Student Representative

Conference Organiser

See the announcement for more details. Deadline mid-June.

President

Sally Wiggins is an Associate Professor in psychology at Linköping University, Sweden, where she researches and teaches social and discursive psychology. Pedagogically speaking, she is particularly interested in problem-based learning (PBL) and of the social aspects that underlie many teaching and learning contexts. She has been the Founding President of ESPLAT since September 2017.

President 

Sally Wiggins

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Secretary General

Gillian Hendry is a lecturer in Psychology at the University of the West of Scotland, specializing in social psychology and qualitative research methods teaching. Her research interests are primarily focused on ‘student experience’: her PhD was on student group cohesion, and she has since published on student-led teaching, group interaction, and student perceptions of the value of research to support practice. 

Secretary General

Gillian Hendry

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Student rep.

Abigail Jones is a PhD student at Birmingham City University, where she was recently nominated for BCU's Dean award "PhD student of the year". She has worked with a statistics mentoring team, and her research interests centre around 'sadistics', statistics anxiety, and the impact on this on student performance.

Student Rep.

Abigail Jones

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Vice President

Susanne Narciss is full professor at the University of Dresden, Germany. She heads a 'Psychology of Learning & Instruction' team which conducts theory-driven psychological research on issues such as self-regulated learning, motivation and metacognition in instructional contexts, and the conditions and affects of interactive learning tasks.

President-Elect

Susanne Narciss

Secretary Treasurer

Paul Wilson is a teaching and learning focussed lecturer in psychology at Queen’s University Belfast where he specialises in teaching individual differences, quantitative methods, psychometrics, and historical/conceptual issues. Paul is a chartered psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society where he is also honorary secretary of the DART-P and a member of the Professional Practice Board.

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Secretary Treasurer

Paul Wilson

Conference organiser

Birgit Spinath is full professor of Educational Psychology at Heidelberg University in Germany. She is President of the German Psychological Society and Editor-in-Chief of Psychology Learning and Teaching (PLAT). Her research interests include motivation, teacher education, and self-regulation in the context of learning and achievement. She will be hosting the ESPLAT conference in 2021 in Heidelberg. 

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Conf. organiser

Birgit Spinath