The Political Psychology Specialist Group of the United Kingdom (PPSG-UK) is a multi-disciplinary group established to provide a forum for collaboration, discussion and support for political psychology scholars and practitioners as well as to facilitate the dissemination of political psychology research to relevant political and social institutions and the broader public. We have worked with colleagues in Psychology to twin this group with a sister section that was recently established in the British Psychological Society (BPS). We have close ties with other national and international political psychology groups, as well as practitioners in health care, education and, of course, government and politics.

Follow us on Twitter: @PSA_PolPsy

Check out our member profiles here


The PSA’s network of 60 Specialist Groups offers a research focus for all members and covers a vast range of specialities within the discipline. SGs provide an opportunity for groups of academics who share a common interest in a particular area of the discipline to organise meetings, coordinate communications, and as outlets for research – as well as giving PSA members opportunities for developing their academic impact and professional development.”


Convenors can view the SG Handbook here.


If you would like to learn more or have any questions, do get in touch via or with Arianna Giovannini (, the Specialist Groups Trustee

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Raynee Gutting

Role: Convenor
Institution: University of Essex

Todd Hartman

Role: Convenor
Institution: University of Sheffield

Ben Seyd

Role: Convenor
Institution: University of Kent

Donatella Bonansinga

Role: Social Media Officer
Institution: University of Birmingham 

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