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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

Conference abstracts can be downloaded here

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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


2 Free Pre-Conference Workshops:

  • 'Methodological approaches to understanding bullying in schools' - Delivered by:

    • Prof Patrick Leman, King’s College London

    • Dr Simon Hunter, University of Strathclyde

    • Prof Ian Rivers, University of Strathclyde

  • 'How to submit successful ESRC grants' - Delivered by:

    • Prof Peter Mitchell, University of Nottingham


Both workshops start at 9.00 and finish at 12.00 on Wednesday 13th September

BPS Developmental Section Conference 2017

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR


Travel bursaries will be available for Postgraduate members of the BPS Developmental Section

  • Please specify when registering if you wish to be considered.


Attendance is free but places are limited so please, register your interest.

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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 inaugural meeting on 14 December 1972, 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.