Dr Nick Hammond was appointed as the first Executive Officer of the International Union of Psychological Science in 2009. This is a part-time appointment (60%).
Nick is a cognitive psychologist who has worked in the areas of human factors, educational technology and educational policy. After a six-year period at the Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge, UK, he was appointed to a lectureship at the University of York in 1983. He ran a number of large research and development projects on aspects of learning and teaching in higher education. He was the Director of the national Learning and Teaching Support Network for Psychology. He left the University in 2005 to join the UK Higher Education Academy, becoming its Director of Research and more recently leading the Academy’s work with senior management in UK Universities to improve student learning.
Nick was a founder member of the Association for Learning Technology, serving as Chair of its Executive Committee (1998-2000) and President of the Association (2000-2002). He was the UK representative of the European Knowledge Media Association (EKMA), chairing the committee of jurors for the competitions in from 1998 to 2004.
He has published widely, and was founder editor of the journal Psychology Learning and Teaching.