Psychology Lecturer Accepted onto Prestigious ISSID Board



Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) are delighted to announce that Dr Alyson Blanchard, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, has been accepted onto the board of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID).

Founded in 1983, ISSID fosters research on individual differences in temperament, intelligence, attitudes, and abilities. The aim of the society is to investigate the major dimensions of individual differences in the context of experimental, physiological, pharmacological, clinical, medical, genetical, statistical and social psychology. It further aims to seek the determinants, causes, and concomitants of individual differences, using concepts derived from these disciplines.

Having been published several times in the Society’s official journal, Personality and Individual Differences, Dr Blanchard was invited to begin reviewing potential articles submitted to ISSID. Following the success of this increased involvement Dr Blanchard was asked to stand for a place on the Society’s board.

Following the announcement of her acceptance Dr Blanchard discussed the exciting prospects it could offer:

“I was really pleased just to be asked to stand for a place, so to be accepted onto the board is incredible and real accolade at this stage of my career, especially given the Society’s reputation and history. Studying personality traits from an evolutionary perspective is my main area of research meaning the prospect of increasing my engagement with ISSID is very exciting”

Many of our academics hold positions in international societies and are regularly invited to present at conferences and events around the world, you can follow all their travels on our news page and find out how you can start your own adventures on our course pages.


17th April 2019

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