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Developmental Psychology Section


BPS Developmental Conference 2017

Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon

13 September 2017 - 15 September 2017

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Keynote Speakers

Professor Judy Dunn, King’s College London

Professor Kate Nation, University of Oxford


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Distinguished Contributions Award Winner:

Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith

This award was presented to a candidate who has made substantial contributions to research in Developmental Psychology or through Developmental Psychology to wider society.


Margaret Donaldson Early Career Prize Winner:

Dr Lucy Cragg, University of Nottingham

Awarded Annually for Outstanding Contributions to Developmental Psychology


The Neil O'Connor Award Winner:

Dr Jessica Hodgson, University of Nottingham

A Research Award in Developmental Disorders

Welcome to Developmental Psychology Section 

The Society’s Developmental Psychology Section promotes the scientific study of the cognitive, emotional, social, perceptual, and biological changes in humans that occur from before birth, through infancy, childhood, adolescence and into adulthood.

Since its inception in 1980, its mission has been to support and develop high quality research into developmental psychology and to raise the profile of British developmental research on a local and international level, with policy-makers, practitioners, business and the general public.

How to join

The Developmental Section offers academics, researchers and students the opportunity to develop their career, fund their research, arrange and attend meetings, and become involved in and contribute to policy discussions and public engagement.  At only £10 per year for full members and £5 for student subscribers membership offers you excellent value for money.

Membership is open to any member of the British Psychological Society. Click to download a membership form.