Gonzalo Lopez – Personal Profile How would you describe what you do? The short answer would be "translating psychology into simple and practical applications". The slightly longer one: I currently work as a Senior Consultant at BVA Nudge Unit UK, where we specialise in…
Uzma Waseem is our new Head of Universities and Student Engagement. Read more from her below.
In recent years the level of academic-industry collaboration has increased considerably, and the ABP has also increased its activities at this interface. As Head of Universities and Student Engagement (USE) my role is to run the team as a primary interface between the ABP and external institutions, while continuing to build and nurture relationships between the association and business schools, with both students and faculty bodies.
Having already formed links with many universities, I will be working with a dedicated team invested in furthering this important strategic objective. What have we done so far?
– Developed an internationally recognised accreditation process, providing endorsements and credibility towards Business Psychology courses and modules.
– Successfully established an annual Student Awards scheme, recognising excellence in business psychology research at postgraduate level.
– Launched the first Business Psychology Student Conference as a collaboration with the University of Westminster, bringing together students, practitioners and researchers working in the business psychology space.
The association has a vast member network of psychologists and expert practitioners interested in using business psychology at work. My vision for the future is to see the ABP facilitate a more effective universities-organisations-graduates triad, and support both indiviudal business psychologists and future business psychologists. If you are a faculty member wanting to develop and deliver seminars as part of the university curriculum using elements such as facilitation and public speaking, build student engagement both face-to-face and digitally as a part of an employability agenda, or an early-careers business psychologist wanting to develop your employability skills, get in touch with the USE team.