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Psychology of Education Section Annual Conference 2018

14 September 2018 - 15 September 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The 2018 British Psychological Society, Psychology of Education Section Annual Conference theme will focus on enhancing wellbeing in education.

We are delighted to announce three excellent keynote speakers who are experts in the field: Dr Ros McLellan (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge), Dr Debbie Watson (Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies, University of Bristol) and Professor Tommy MacKay (Psychology Consultancy Services/ University of Strathclyde) who will present the 38th Vernon-Wall Lecture.

Our conference has a wide appeal and it allows those working in the field of Psychology of Education to present their work, network with other academics and practitioners, and discuss ideas in a friendly 
supportive environment.

Our conference will be of interest to scholars and academics working in the related fields of Psychology and Education, Educational and School Psychologists, teachers and colleagues working in initial teacher education.

Call for Papers

Submissions are now open for the Psychology of Education Section Annual Conference through the BPS Online Submission System. We welcome submissions for symposia, oral presentations, workshops and posters.

To focus the conference programme, we have chosen broad-ranging themes, which also cover the interest areas of our keynote speakers. The themes are:

  • Wellbeing
  • Inclusion

Don't be concerned if your proposal doesn't fit exactly into one of these themes. All submissions concerning the psychology of education are welcome, we have a ‘General’ theme, which will capture other research areas from the sector.

Further details can be found in the PES Annual Conference 2018 Submission Guidelines.

Registration for this event will open shortly. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224506.

Wolfson College,
University of Oxford
Linton Road,
Oxford OX2 6UD

Event Location: 

Thursday 13th September 2018

19.30 Psychology in the Pub Event



Friday 14th September 2018

09.00 Registration
09.30 Introduction & Welcome
09.40 Opening Keynote: Dr Ros McLellan
10.40 Refreshment Break
11.00 Parallel Session / Symposium
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Parallel Session / Symposium
15.00 Refreshment Break
15.30 Vernon-Wall Lecture: Professor Tommy MacKay
17.00 Poster Session & Wine Reception
18.30 Psychology of Education Section AGM
19.00 Conference Dinner

Saturday 15th September 2018

08.45 Registration
09.00 Parallel Session / Symposium / Workshop
10.30 Refreshment Break
11.00 Parallel Session / Symposium / Workshop
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Closing Keynote: Dr Debbie Watson
14.30 Closing Remarks
15.00 Conference Close

Please note this is a draft agenda, all speakers and timings are subject to change.


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

Tel: +44 (0)1332 224506
Email: [email protected]   


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