Executive Committee Members 2019-2021
Applications are now open for the following roles to serve from Sept 2021-Sept 2023:
See the announcement for more details. Deadline mid-June.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.