Meet Our Wonderful Committee!

2021-22 COMMITTEE

ZOE POPESCU

President

I am a 2nd year reading Psychology and Linguistics at Lady Margaret Hall. My role involves overseeing the happenings of the society, as well as organising speaker events. My favourite areas of psychology are language acquisition and language in the brain (not much of a surprise given that I also study linguistics). I am also very keen on stats and philosophy of science and how we can apply knowledge from these areas to improve psychology research and solve the replicability crisis. As president, I want to focus on making the society more inclusive and highlight both the existing diversity within psychology, as well as showing how the field could do better.

HARVEEN BRAR

Vice-President

I am a 2nd year studying Psychology and Linguistics at St Hilda's College. As Vice-President, I would like to improve the visibility of the society across Oxford by recruiting from the journalist community and work with societies across the UK and the world to increase collaborative work profiles to highlight postgraduate and undergraduate research being done at Oxford. I enjoy science communication and am passionate about scientific research, having conducted research in fields as varied as psycholinguistics, AI, and motor neuroscience.

OSCAR HAINES

Treasurer

I am a second year studying Experimental Psychology at St Hilda’s College. In my role as treasurer I oversee the budget and membership for PsychSoc, and aim to help keep the society running smoothly so that it can continue to provide a great service. When I’m not in the Rad Cam you might find me practicing martial arts, going for a late night run, or hanging out at my college bar.

ELJOH BALAJADIA

Marketing Officer

I am a 2nd year studying Experimental Psychology at Pembroke College. As the marketing officer, I manage the website, the Facebook page and send out the newsletters. This year I want to improve the engagement of the Psychology Society with students who aren’t studying Psychology by putting on more casual events. I can be found playing league of legends in the college library or training Mixed Martial Arts at Iffley.

JAVIER LEÓN

Social Secretary

I am a second year studying Experimental Psych at St Catz. My role is to work alongside the other social secretaries organising events and managing the social media (please follow us asap we need engagement), as well as keeping the good times coming within the society. I’m hoping that my creative ideas for events and Tiktoks (hehe...) will manifest themselves as something for both psychologists and non-psychologists to look forward to and enjoy. Outside of looking at funky brain imaging data my interests lie in football, basketball and crypto.

TUMI MARY OGUNDAMISI

Social Secretary

I am a 1st year student studying Psychology and Linguistics (PPL) at St Hilda’s College. Along with the other social secretaries, my role involves organising events, managing the social media accounts of the society (catch me on the psych soc twitter!) and creating a fun social space within the society. This year I want to come back with a bang, bringing cohesion, excitement and engagement after many months of the pandemic. I also want to focus on making the society an inclusive space welcome to all! Outside of the society, you might find me in the studio recording my radio show, writing articles, raps and poems or trying to master every sport possible. 

ALICE MOORE

Social Secretary

I am a 2nd year Music student at Christchurch college (I’m interested in music psychology okay I’m not an imposter). I’ll be organising social events and trying not to embarrass myself on Psych Soc’s Instagram.  As a proud hedonist, my main aim is fun fun fun for this society! This year’s events will be the envy of other societies - lockdown or no lockdown. Events will be frequent, events will appeal to psychologists and non-psychologists alike, and events will inspire more people to start/continue loving psychology. What about me? In my spare time I make video games, rave (pre-COVID sadly), and play bass.  

PAULA MCGECHAN

Arts Officer

I’m a 2nd year studying Psychology and Linguistics at Worcester College. As the arts officer I design the visual content you see on Psych Soc’s website and social media, as well as designing and ordering stash. This year I want to keep the society looking recognisable and accessible, and maintain a visual record documenting the society’s undertakings as it continues to flourish. In my spare time you can find me producing music and playing video games. 

ELLIE-JAI WILLIAMS

Editor

I’m a second-year studying English Literature at Worcester College. My role involves curating and promoting the society’s termly journal, as well as overseeing our weekly blog posts. This year I want to encourage more non-psychologists to share their thoughts with us and ensure our blog posts are inclusive. My favourite areas of psychology are psychoanalysis and psychosomatics. When I’m not talking about my obsession with Carl Jung, I can be found enjoying a glass of red wine, writing poetry, or cooking for my friends.

Blog Team

Anna Samuel

Blog Writer

Anna is in her 2nd year reading Experimental Psychology at Corpus Christi College. She has a particular interest in cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology.

Gaby FitzGerald

Blog Writer

Gaby is in her 2nd year of Experimental Psychology at Corpus Christi College. As a blog writer, her interests lie in the clinical and forensic aspects of psych and neuroscience. She's particularly passionate about debunking mental health myths with real science and explaining bizarre real-word phenomena. She can frequently be found listening to crime junkie with a large white wine.

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