Professor Diane Houston honoured for her contribution to psychology

Diane Houston, Professor of Psychology at the University of Kent, has been elected a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) for her outstanding contribution to the advancement and dissemination of psychological knowledge.

An applied social psychologist, Professor Houston has research interests spanning women’s work participation, equality and gender stereotyping, as well as personality and academic performance. She has been an advisor to a number of UK Ministers for Women and was academic advisor to the UK’s Women and Work Commission which reported to the Prime Minister in February 2006. She has also worked in an advisory capacity for the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and the Equal Opportunities Commission in the UK.