Dr Philip Murphy, Reader in Psychology at Edge Hill University has been elected as the chair of the Psychobiology section of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
His term will run from September 2008 for 12 months.
Dr. Murphy said: “It is a great honour to be acknowledged by my peers and fellow professional in this way.
“I hope that the section will continue to promote biological psychology within the discipline as a whole.”
The British Psychological Society is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK.
The Society was formed in 1901 and has more than 45,000 members. Through its Royal Charter, the Society is charged with overseeing psychology and psychologists. It has responsibility for the development, promotion and application of pure and applied psychology for the public good.
Psychobiology looks at the biological aspects of psychological processes and behaviours, and the Psychobiology Section promotes this area of knowledge and research through its annual conference and other activities.