ACCESS members are appointed to new Climate & Environmental Action Group

Published on 7 March 2023

Three psychologists associated with the ACCESS network have been appointed to the newly formed British Psychological Society’s Climate and Environmental Action Coordinating Group (BPS CEAC). This group aims to support and advise the BPS and its members on the “implementation of effective climate change and environment work rooted in psychological evidence”.

Dr Sarah Golding, who is a Health Psychologist at the University of Surrey and Knowledge Exchange Fellow for ACCESS said: “As an early career social scientist, I feel honoured to have been selected to join the BPS CEAC. I am really looking forward to working with, and learning from, a range of expert psychologists from across the full breadth of the discipline, to help guide the work of the BPS in responding to the climate and ecological crises”.

Sharing her perspective as a Social and Environmental Psychologist, Dr Stacey Heath, who is a Lecturer in Social Psychology at the Open University commented: “The CEAC group is a positive and proactive step by the BPS towards adopting a more collaborative and holistic approach to understanding and addressing the Climate Crisis”

Finally, Dr Melissa Marselle, an Environmental Psychologist and Lecturer at the University of Surrey, added: “We are living in a climate and biodiversity crisis. As human behaviour is causing both, and our health will be severely impacted by both, psychology has a huge role to play. It is great to see the BPS taking action on climate and the environment”.