PSA Annual Assembly 2017

PSA Annual Assembly 2017

Tuesday 11th April, 17.00 – 18.30

Main Auditorium, Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde

It's an exciting time for the PSA as we look ahead to new leadership and an ambitious new strategic plan under the direction of our newly elected Chair and Vice-Chair-elect: Professors Angelia Wilson and Feargal Cochrane. But we could not do any of this without the involvement and engagement of you, our members. Please join us at our Annual Assembly to feedback your views on our future plans and what contribution you might make to them.

Professor Matthew Flinders launches Ten-Year Strategic Plan





Thanks to the tremendous efforts of the PSA members who contributed to our Reaching Out and Adding Depth commissions and culminating in a recent member consultation, we are delighted to announce that current Chair, Professor Matthew Flinders, will officially launch our Ten Year Strategic Plan at the Annual Assembly. The plan articulates a clear strategic vision characterised by the ambition, professionalism and visibility with which Professor Flinders has led the Association for the past three years. Download the full Ten Year Strategic Plan online at

Introducing Angelia and Feargal 

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Chair and Vice-Chair-elect Professors Angelia Wilson and Feargal Cochrane who were recently elected by the PSA’s Executive Committee (EC).






Angelia brings a wealth of academic, professional and  organisational leadership to the role, having served on the Council of the American Political Science Association and the PSA’s EC. She is a leading scholar and pioneer in the field of sexuality and politics, and is widely respected in the field of American politics.  







Feargal is a long-serving and active member of the PSA, with 2017 marking 25 years since he first joined as a PhD student. With over 20 years’ experience as  a working academic in the field of international conflict, he is well aware of the pressures facing academics at all stages of their careers. He has encouraged new thinking and reform to deal with these pressures - especially concerning the perennial issue of achieving balance between teaching and research priorities.


Q & A

Questions are welcomed on a range of issues and can be submitted in advance here (even if you are not attending the Annual Assembly in person). So whether or not you have a question to ask or simply want to listen and meet the team, please come and join us. We look forward to seeing you!

Drinks will be provided beforehand from 16:30.

See you there!


A more engaged PSA

The first ever PSA Annual Assembly was held at our Annual Conference in Brighton in 2016. This was an opportunity for members to feed into our work and drive the future of the Association.

Members were encouraged to submit questions, concerns and ideas online ahead of this unique open forum. This resulted in a lively discussion and some excellent suggestions being put forward. Questions and responses from our Chair, Matthew Flinders, can be found here