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The President of the British Psychological Society, Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, is visiting Edge Hill to deliver a public lecture titled The Role and Relevance of Psychology in Today’s World.

The acclaimed Psychologist will discuss many aspects of Psychology, tracing the beginnings of the subject to the start of last century and exploring the many specialist areas which have developed since that time. He will also provide examples to demonstrate the relevance of psychology to today’s world.

Last year, Professor Hacker Hughes was appointed as the 81st President of the British Psychological Society. He has a wide area of expertise and is a PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) specialist in military and veteran psychological health, as well as being a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and neuropsychologist.

He has published nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers, books, book chapters and conference papers and has lectured on his specialist field of psychological trauma around the world. He is known for trying to make his subject area accessible to all and easily understood with frequent appearances in the media as well as features in a plethora of national radio programmes and newspapers.

This event is just one of a wider programme taking place at Edge Hill over the coming months as part of the Festival of Ideas 2016, a diverse range of events exploring culture, health and society. The main theme is Imagining Better – envisioning ways for communities, arts and healthcare to develop and flourish, even in times of austerity and inequality.

This lecture will take place on Wednesday 20th January at 6:00pm in the Psychology and Social Sciences Building. Click here for further information and to book your place.