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Who are we?

The Association of Technical Staff in Psychology exists primarily to share knowledge between technicians working in Psychology and Psychology related departments in academic institutions.

People who run ATSiP.


Pete Beaman

Pete Beaman decided to leave his role as President of ATSiP, and we have decided to reclass the President's role as BPS Liaison Officer in order to carry on Peter's good work. At present the person carrying out this role has not been confirmed.

about Pete Beaman

BPS web site article :


Peter Beaman on the life and times of a psychology technician.


History of ATSiP


A Tribute to Keith Nicholson

The Keith Nicholson Memorial Prize will be presented annually at Conference for best voted ATSIP talk during the meeting. There is a shield which will be held for a year and a £150 Gift Token for the winner.

ATSiP Annual Conference

The Association holds an annual conference at different academic institutions throughout the UK and Ireland.The conference allows members to participate in the talks and presentations, see local research and teaching facilities and to meet socially.


The 2016 ATSiP Conference was held at Birmingham City University from Wednesday 29th June to Friday 1st July.


The conference report will follow shortly.


Brief descriptions of what went on at past events and details of the next conferences are available on the conference page

If you would like the association to consider your institution for the conference, please contact the Secretary of the association.

** ATSIP HEIs - Please send in membership/dept fees by cheque or BACS to Wakefield Carter.

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Atsip Conference

Birmingham City University 2016

Staffordshire UNiversity

Staffordshire University 2015

Edinburgh Napier

Edinburgh Napier University 2014

Trinity College Dublin

Bodmin Library

Oxford Brookes University 2011

Swansea Bay

Swansea University 2010

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Trinity College Dublin 2009

Liverpool John Moores University 2008

Napier University 2007

The University of Teeside 2006

link to previous conferences:

The Higher Education Academy Award


(Supported and sponsored by HEA).

Technicians and demonstrators have a valuable role in supporting the student learning experience within psychology departments. In recognition, the Psychology Network, in collaboration with the Association for Technical Staff in Psychology (ATSiP), sponsor an annual award for a technician or demonstrator who has provided outstanding support for the student learning experience in their department.


Winner 2014 - Paul Gallimore, Staffordshire University

Winner 2013 - Dr Emma McDonald, Oxford Brookes
Winners 2012 - Joint winners, Charlotte Elwell York St Johns University and Laura Shurlock-Evans University of Worcester
Winner 2011 - Robert Bendall, Salford

Winner 2010 - Natalie Airs
Winners 2009 - Joint winners, Jon Wood at Aston and Wakefield Carter at Oxford Brooks
Winner 2008 - Leah Greene, Salford.
Winner 2007 - Pete Beaman, Loughborough.

The BPS/ATSiP Technical Support in Psychological Research Award


This annual award recognises the valuable role that technicians play in supporting research within their psychology departments.  It is offered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) in collaboration with the Association for Technical Staff in Psychology (ATSiP).




Winners 2016 - Martyn Atkins for research and Yiannis Argyropoulos for teaching

Joint Winners 2015 - Haulah Zacharia (University of Westminster) & Peter Moore (UEA)

Winner 2014 - Ian Harrison, Bolton

ATSiP Mailing List

You can use this mailing list to tell technicians about useful techniques, new equipment, special offers and ask for help on some of those tricky problems.

More information or to subscribe to mail list.


Interested in joining us?

More information and an application form for membership.

Institute of Science Technology (IST)

IST can help by supporting and developing your career and interests, professional standing, knowledge and skills, network of contacts

download a pdf file on the IST


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