We said goodbye to a number of colleagues in June. Bob Withers in the Psychotherapy team and Geoff Davies in the Psychology team were both with us on one year contracts and we’ve been grateful for their contributions. Emma Conduct in Criminology and Andrew Bassett in Sociology have been longer serving members of staff who also reached the end of their contracts. I know their colleagues will miss them and we wish them well for the future. Most significantly we marked the retirement of Michael Cahill who has been with the University, in its various forms, since 1984. Those of you who were able to attend his lunch last week will have been impressed, as I was, by Michael’s achievements in the field of Social Policy and his dedication to the School – indeed we owe our name to Michael who advocated for it at the time.
Professor Kate Bullen
Professor of Psychology and Head of the School of Applied Social Science