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Northern Ireland Branch of the British Psychological Society 2018 Annual Conference: Psychology & Identity

21 March 2018 - 23 March 2018 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland
For information about pricing and accommodation please click the Register button
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Welcome to the NIBPS 2018 Annual Conference. We are delighted to be returning to the hugely popular venue of The Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Dundalk for a 3rd year.

This year’s conference is themed Psychology and Identity with many sub themes as follows:

Health - Obesity & Body Image, Fashion Identity, Learner Identity, Eating disorder and body image, Adolescents and gender identity, Changing identities, Disfigurement- facial transplants, Appearance & identity, Organisational Identity - branding, Disability in sport, Political identity, Cyber identity

Deadline for submitting abstracts for the main Conference programme was 23:59 on Sunday 3rd December 2017, thank you to those who submitted.

Open Public Event: Psychologically Healthy Organisations and Workplaces

Wednesday 21 March 2018 from 4-8pm at The Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Dundalk, Co Louth

The Northern Ireland Branch of The British Psychological Society (NIBPS) is delighted to once again collaborate with The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) in co-hosting our 2018 Annual Conference Opening Public Lecture. We are delighted to have our President and PSI’s Chief Executive Officer as our Keynote Speakers for this event. The event is conveniently taking place just outside Dundalk and we hope it will attract the business communities North and South to hear what our Leaders have to say about psychologically healthy organisations and workplaces. During the evening reference will be made to the recent BPS publication Psychology at Work and copies will be available for those attending.

Further information on the Public Event is available by clicking here.

This session is free to attend and open to the general public. If you would like to join us please follow the 'click here to book your place' link below, register your details and select the Open Public Event: Psychologically Healthy Organisations and Workplaces booking option.

Postgraduate Workshop

We are delighted to announce a postgraduate workshop which will take place on Thursday 22 March coinciding with the Post Graduate section of our 2018 Annual Conference. 

Designing and Implementing Mixed Methods Research, Dr Suzanne Guerin, University College Dublin

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We are inviting postgraduates and early career researchers to attend this workshop and to also present a poster on their research as the poster session follows directly after the workshop. Poster abstracts will be accepted until midnight on Sunday 4th February 2018.

A day’s registration costs just £20 and NIBPS are offering the first 20 registered for the postgraduate workshop and presenting a poster a day’s free registration! For this you can attend the workshop, present your poster. Attend two keynotes and a number of different symposia in the afternoon and our final event of the day – a presentation from recent Churchill Fellows on their projects and some information on how you can follow in their footsteps. Lunch and coffee breaks are of course also included and your poster will be judged for the annual poster prize.

Registration fees can be found on the event booking page.​

Please note, this event is credit/debit card payment only at the time of booking. If you need an invoice, please submit your booking form and contact us on the event hotline, 01332 224505.​

Ballymascanlon House Hotel
Co. Louth,


Please contact The Ballymascanlon Hotel  [icon]  directly to reserve your accommodation Tel: +353 (0)42 935 8200. Quote reference 'Psychology Conference'.

Single Room Bed & Breakfast - €85.00 per night
Double/Twin Room Bed & Breakfast - €140.00 per night
Triple room Bed & Breakfast - €180.00 per night

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Conference Programme

We are excited to announce the NIBPS 2018 Annual Conference Programme has now been published! With an exciting range of speakers the event promises to be both interesting and informative.

Please click here to view the full event programme.

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce the following Keynote Speakers:

Invited Speakers

This event is organised by the British Psychological Society and administered by KC Jones conference&events Ltd

Tel: +44 (0)1332 224505
Email: [email protected]


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