BPS Cyberpsychology Annual Conference 2022

22 September 2022 - 23 September 2022South
  • Cyberpsychology
From £180
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In person
Cyberpsychology Section


The overarching theme of the conference is Digital Futures and we particularly welcome submissions focused on:

  • Digital Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Privacy, Security and Industry
  • Technology and Covid-19: Lessons Learned and Moving Forward

The conference will feature keynote talks from leading experts and presentations of cutting edge, innovative research.

Contributions can take the form of:

  • Oral Presentations
  • Poster Presentations
  • Symposia
  • Workshops
  • 'Work in Progress'  Presentations

Cyberpsychology is a scientific inter-disciplinary domain that focuses on the psychological phenomena which emerge as a result of the human interaction with digital technology, particularly the Internet.

Since the formation of Cyberpsychology Section in 2018, our mission has been to raise the profile of cyberpsychology on a local and international level, by developing high quality research with real world impact.


Key Submission Dates

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April 2022 Online submission system opens
17 June 2022 5PM Deadline for Oral Presentation and Workshops/Panel Discussions Submissions
29 July 2022 Deadline for Poster Presentations and Work in Progresss Presentation Submissions
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How to Submit

Please ensure you read the submission guidelines below before submitting, including the reviewer guidelines. These allow you to see how your submissions will be reviewed.


Registration is available online only.

All rates listed are inclusive of VAT at 20%.

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BPS Concession £180

Cyberpsychology Section Member


If you are an Cyberpsychology member and the discount is not automatically applied please enter the code 'CYBERMEMDISC' in the promotional code box on the basket page then click 'update'

BPS Member £240
Affiliate Member £275
Non-BPS Member £300
E-Ticket (Access to the presentations from the event) £60
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Returning Customers (Members and non-members)

In order to register for the event, you will need to sign in using your BPS website log in details. We have implemented a new Membership Database (CRM) recently and if you haven't received your pre-registration email please contact [email protected] to request a re-send and follow the instructions received. Once pre-registered on the CRM use your USERNAME and PASSWORD to log in to register for the event.

Non-returning customers (Members and non-members)

If you are not a returning customer, you will need to create a free account. Once set up use your USERNAME and PASSWORD to log in to register for the event.

Joining Instructions will be sent out one week and 24 hours prior to the event.


Keynote Speaker 1: Karen Schrier

Karen "Kat" Schrier (she/they) is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Games & Emerging Media program at Marist College, a university in New York.

She currently consults as a Game Designer for the World Health Organization (WHO) and is co-PI on a Templeton Foundation Grant on VR and empathy.

Dr. Schrier is the author/editor of over 100 published works, including We the Gamers: How Games Teach Ethics and Civics (Oxford University Press).

Find out more at karenschrier.com and platyplay.com, or follow her on Twitter.

Keynote Speaker 2: Anna Cox

Anna Cox is Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC), in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences and Vice Dean (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion) in the Faculty of Brain Sciences. She was Deputy-Director of UCLIC 2009-2017, chair of the Athena SWAN self-assessment team in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, achieving renewal of a silver award on 2 occasions, and Faculty Athena SWAN lead 2017-2019. She is also a parent.

Professor Cox's first degree is in Cognitive Science (Hertfordshire), and her MSc is in Human-Computer Interaction (Queen Mary, University of London). She was awarded her PhD from the University of Hertfordshire in 2002. She became a lecturer in the Computer Science department at University of Hertfordshire before moving to UCL as a Lecturer in 2004. She was promoted to full professor in 2017.

Professor Cox has published widely, beginning with her PhD work on exploratory learning, to more recent work on human error, digital games, habit formation and personal informatics. Her current research focuses on the design of digital technology to enhance work and wellbeing in the digital age. She leads the eWorkResearch group at UCL Interaction Centre [UCLIC].

Professor Cox is a member of the CHI steering committee. She was Specialist Advisor to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee at the House of Commons for their 2019 inquiry into immersive and addictive technologies. She has served in senior roles on the programme and organising committees of a number of top-tier HCI conferences, including as General Chair of CHI PLAY 2015 and 2016, Technical Programme Chair for CHI2018 and CHI2019, and General Chair of CHI WORK 2023.

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The conference will take place at the Old Ship Brighton, 32-38 Kings Rd, Brighton, BN1 1NR.


Delegates can book Bed and Breakfast at the venue on 21st and 22nd September at the rate of £150.00 per night (based on single occupancy within standard guest bedrooms. Double or Twin occupancy is an additional £10.00 per night. Bedroom upgrades apply from £20.00 per night per room)

To secure this rate you need to call reservations on 01273 329 001 and quote the code REAC210922. Card details are needed to secure, with payment then being taken on arrival.

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Will the conference be recorded?

Oral presentation will be recorded and all presenters will be encouraged to provide a copy of their resources (e.g., Powerpoint slides, e-poster) to be made available as a post-conference resource area. To take advantage of this opportunity, you can register for the conference on the e-Ticket option. The e-Ticket option does not permit you to attend the live conference but only to access resources retrospectively.

Will there be an option to join online?

No. The conference will be taking place as a physically-situated event. However, an e-Ticket registration means you will be able to access all conference resources (conference programme, recorded oral presentations, e-posters etc) after the event. The e-Ticket option does not permit you to attend the live conference but only to access resources retrospectively.

Can I submit a conference presentation/poster to present this online?

No. You should only submit an abstract for the event if you are intending to attend the live physically-situated event.

I have had my abstract accepted but I am no longer able to attend the live conference

Your abstract will remain on the conference programme and can be used on your CV as an accepted conference abstract. You can still submit a copy of your slides (with voice-over narration) or e-poster to be uploaded on the post-conference resource area for registered delegates and e-Ticket holders to access retrospectively after the event

Will I receive email confirmation of my abstract submission?

Your confirmation of submitting your abstract will be sent to you via email. If you need a copy of this for your records, you should print or save this. You will be able to amend your submission up to the date stated.

How are submissions reviewed?

Abstracts are reviewed by the conference organising committee against the reviewing guidelines.

Are papers published in conference proceedings?

The accepted abstracts are published in the conference programme which is given to each conference delegate but we currently do not publish full papers.

What is the word limit for abstracts?

All submission abstracts should be up to 250 words, exclusive of the title.

How can I check my BPS membership status?

There are a number of ways you can check your BPS membership status.

You can call the BPS Office on 0116 252 9911 or email [email protected]

To request your forgotten log-in details contact our Helpdesk Team 0116 252 9920.

What does my registration include?

Your conference registration includes access to all of the academic conference sessions, networking events, venue facilities, events management fee, conference programme, delegate list, conference resources, and refreshments. E-ticket registration includes retrospective access to recorded oral presentations and conference resources such as e-posters and conference programme.

Will the BPS send me a letter of invitation for visa purposes?

In most circumstances your abstract acceptance and your conference booking confirmation will be sufficient for visa applications. The British Psychological Society will issue acceptance letters to people presenting papers at BPS conferences as well as letters of acknowledgement or receipts for event booking payments. The Society will not issue letters of invitation to delegates attending events.

Who is eligible for a concessionary rate?

Concessionary rates apply to student members of the Society, to retired members on Rule 21, to graduate members registered under Rule 15(ii), and Members who are registered under Rule 22. Rule 15(ii) applies if you are a Graduate Member and a postgraduate student/trainee. Rule 22 grants a reduction in membership fees for people who are finding it difficult to pay the full amount, eg through unemployment or temporary hardship.

Bursary information

A maximum of ten bursaries of £100 each are available to help cover the costs of attending the BPS Cyberpsychology annual conference (this could be used for the conference registration fee or travel costs). There are open to any student, though priority will be given to students who are going to be presenting at the conference. The deadline for applying for a bursary is Friday July 29th, 2022.

In order to apply  for one of these you must submit a short proposal (max 200 words) outlining:

  1. Why you want to attend the conference.
  2. How attending the conference will benefit you.
  3. If you are successful in gaining a bursary, how you will disseminate your experiences or raise the profile of the Section/section conference to others (e.g., this could be a short conference report in the Cyberpsychology Bulletin, live tweeting, blog post, etc.).

Successful Applicants:

  1. Please submit receipts for registration fees and travel (if applicable) to enable us to release any funds.
  2. Please acknowledge the support of British Psychological Society in your presentation. We can supply a logo if required.

To apply for the bursary please email your proposal to [email protected] by Friday 29th July.

The 2022 Cyberpsychology Conference will take place 22–23 September at the Old Ship, Brighton.

Please note: our conference programme is subject to change at any point before or during the conference itself. We are unable to accept responsibility for
changes made which are outside of our control.

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