Division of Educational & Child Psychology Annual Professional Development Event 2012

Change in Mind: Changing Times


Conference programme now available to download.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers Include:

Professor Maggie Snowling, University of York, Centre for Reading and Language

Maggie Snowling holds a personal Chair in the Department of Psychology at the University of York. She is one of the Joint Editors of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. In 2008/9 she served as a member of Sir Jim Rose’s Expert Advisory Group on provision for Dyslexia (2009) and as an expert member of the Education for All: Fast Track Initiative group in Washington DC in 2011.


Professor Annett Karmiloff-Smith, University of London, Birkbeck Centre for Brain & Cognitive Development

Annette Karmiloff-Smith was until 2003 Head of the Neurocognitive Development Unit at the Institute of Child Health, London. Before coming to the UK she studied and worked with Piaget. She is the author of 8 books and over 200 articles and chapters. She has frequently acted as a scientific consultant for both media and industry.



Professor Neil Humphrey, University of Manchester, School of Education

Neil Humphrey is Professor of Psychology of Education at the University of Manchester.  He is an expert in social and emotional learning.  Neil has published extensively on Social and Emotional Learning, with his work appearing in journals such as Educational Psychology, School Psychology International, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, and the International Journal of Emotional Education. 

Dr Sonia Sharp, Executive Director of Children and Young People’s Services in Sheffield

Sonia Sharp

Sonia Sharp is Executive Director of Children and Young People’s Services in Sheffield.  Prior to this she held senior positions in Rotherham, Leeds and Birmingham.  Her background is in Educational Psychology and she is in the National Lead on Educational Psychology for the Association of Directors of Children’s Services.



Invited Speaker

André Imich, SEN and Disability Professional Adviser, DfE

André is a qualified teacher and educational psychologist who has held a number of practitioner and leadership roles in local authorities, and was Principal Educational Psychologist in Essex between 1996 and 2004. He then became a member of the National SEN Adviser team, providing support and challenge to local authorities in implementing the government’s strategy for special educational needs. He recently worked as an adviser to the Lamb Inquiry into parental confidence. In April 2010, André joined the DfE in the role of SEN and Disability Professional Adviser, and has worked on a range of policy developments, currently being engaged on Green Paper implementation.


For further information on the Trainee Educational Psychologists Conference 2012, click here 


The Submission deadline was 18th October 2011

 Many thanks to all those who submitted an abstract(s) for the conference. The abstracts are being reviewed and decisions emails sent out by 5pm 20th October 2011

If you have not yet received your decision email, check your 'junk mail' inbox before getting in contact.

Booking Information

To pay by cheque or to request an invoice download a copy of the registration form

Early rates apply until 21st October 2011, after which registration fees will increase by 30%

Sponsorship & Exhibition

Download the exhibition and sponsorship booking form to explore opportunities available to you, including having an insert in the conference packs.

The exhibition will be held in a dedicated room at the Holiday Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon and is where all refreshment breaks and lunch will take place, ensuring maximum coverage.

The estimated attendance for the conference is 150 delegates, from the UK and overseas.

If you would like to exhibit at the conference, please complete and return the DECP 2012 Sponsorship & Exhibition Booking Form

Download the exhibition floorplan to choose your exhibition space. Please note exhibition space is allocated on a first come first serve basis.

We hope you will join us for what is sure to be an exciting event and if you have any queries that you wish to discuss before making a booking please do not hesitate to contact Bijal Vaghela





Wed, 11/01/2012 - 13:00 to Fri, 13/01/2012 - 13:00
Contact Information: 

Bijal Vaghela,  BPS Conferences, St. Andrews House, 48 Princess Road East, Leicester LE1 7DR tel: +44 (0)116 252 9555; fax: +44 (0)116 255 7123.

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