Cyberpsychology Section Annual Conference 2023

24 July 2023 - 25 July 2023North East
  • Cyberpsychology
From £144
Cyber security
In person
Cyberpsychology Section


The Cyberpsychology Section Annual Conference 2023 will be held at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne from the 24th-25th July 2023. It will bring together academics, students, practitioners, and industry experts from across the diverse discipline of cyberpsychology to disseminate research and consider cutting-edge issues and debates.

The overarching theme of the conference is Advances in Cyberpsychology and we particularly welcome submissions focused on:

  • Digital Health & Wellbeing
  • Online Crime, Deviance and Abuse
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Digital Spaces
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • The Social and Human Impact of Technological Advances (e.g., Artificial Intelligence) 
  • Gaming
  • Research Methods in Cyberpsychology

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 2019, our mission has been to raise the profile of British Cyberpsychology research on a local and international level, by developing high quality research with real world impact.

The conference programme will feature keynote talks from leading experts and presentations of cutting edge, innovative research. Contributions can take the form of:

  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Symposia
  • Workshop / Panel Discussion
  • 'Work in Progress' Presentation

Download the conference programme


Key Submission Dates

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March 2023 Online submissions system and registration opens
31 May 2023 Deadline for poster presentation submissions
June 2023 Notification of submissions outcomes 
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Registration for the conference is open and available online only. 

Presentation Methods:

  • Oral Presentations
  • Poster Presentations
  • 'Work in Progress'Symposia
  • Workshops / Panel Discussions
  • 'Work in Progress' Presentations

While we welcome all presentation methods, we are keen to increase the number of symposia, workshops and panel discussions at our 2023 conference, and strongly encourage these submission types. 

Structure for all Submissions
Oral presentations and poster presentation

  • 250-word abstract. Abstracts describing research must be structured to include the following subsections: (1) Background and aims (2) Methods (3) Findings (4) Conclusion and implications. These subheadings should be added into the abstract text but do not count towards the word count.
  • Oral presentations are typically 20 minutes in duration. Timings will be confirmed in advance of the conference.

A symposium is a set of papers linked by a common theme (minimum of three papers and a maximum of four papers).  A symposium must have a Convenor, who organises the symposium submission and acts as the responsible link person to the conference organisers; a named Chair; and (optionally) a named Discussant.  The same person can fulfil these roles.  Symposia will usually be allocated 90 minutes for a maximum of four papers plus discussion.

  • 250-word overview of symposium plus a 250-word abstract for each individual contribution that is structured to include the following subsections: (1) Background and aims (2) Methods (3) Findings (4) Conclusion and implications. These subheadings should be added into the abstract text but do not count towards the word count.
  • To submit a symposium, the Convenor should submit the symposium overview abstract  and authors of contributing papers should submit these independently (i.e., as separate submissions), citing the symposium title in the relevant box on the submission system. 

Workshops / Panel discussions

Workshops and panel discussions involve an element of audience participation and can take many forms, e.g., introduction to a new method, discussions of a contemporary issue or debate involving key stakeholders, or reflections on practice. Workshops and panel discussions will be allocated a 60 or 90-minute slot (please indicate your preference on the submission).
250-word description of the workshop or panel discussion. 

'Work in Progress'

'Work in progress' presentations are shorter presentations that showcase late breaking work, ongoing research, and/or proposed studies for feedback.

  • 250-word abstract. Abstracts describing work in progress should include the following information: (1) Background and proposed aims (2) Proposed methods (3) Preliminary Findings (4) Potential implications and applications. Subheading labels do not need to be included in the abstract and preliminary findings can be omitted if not relevant.
  • 'Work in progress' presentations are typically 10 minutes in duration. Timings will be confirmed in advance of the conference.

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.

Please make your submissions via  the online application portal by clicking the 'Make a Submission' button below. You will need to create an account if this is your first time submitting. 

If you any queries about submissions please contact us at [email protected]

Access Submission Guidelines and All Submission Except Symposia

Access Submission Guidelines and Symposia


Registration is open and available online only. 

All rates listed are inclusive of VAT at 20%.

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Delegate Category Registration Fees
Concession Member £144
Cyberpsychology Member £192
BPS Member £216
Non-BPS Member £264
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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 and if you haven't received your pre-registration email you will need to request your unique registration link.

Once you have the link, you can complete your registration on our portal.

Once you have registered on the portal please use your username and password to log in and register for the event.

If you have forgotten your log-in details, you can reset your username or password here.

Non-returning customers (members and non-members)

If you are not a returning customer, you will need to create your BPS account on the portal. The process is straightforward and takes just a few minutes.

Once you have registered on the portal please use your username and password to log in and register for the event.


We are delighted to hold this year's conference at Northumbria University which has recently been crowned University of the Year in the Times Higher Education (THE) awards.

Northumbria is a research intensive university, in the top 25 for research power in the UK. Northumbria is also home to the Psychology and Communication Technology (PaCT) Lab  – one of few HCI labs based within a Psychology Department in the UK.


Northumbria University

Ellison Pl

Newcastle upon Tyne


Contact us

If you have any queries, please contact [email protected].


Conference Ambassador Scheme information

The conference team are recruiting up to 10 conference ambassadors who will assist with the running of the conference. Each ambassador will be expected to do one shift on the welcome and help desk. Ambassadors will receive a bursary of up to £150 to help cover the costs of attending the BPS Cyberpsychology annual conference (this could be used for the conference registration fee or travel costs). 

Conference ambassador roles are open to any students, though priority will be given to students, or applicants who are within 2 years of completing their PhD, who are going to be presenting at the conference. The deadline for applying to the conference ambassador scheme is Friday 26th May 2023.

In order to apply, 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 26th May 2023. 



We have two suggested accommodation options for the conference, which are Trinity Square Student Accommodation and Motel One.

Trinity Square, 202 High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AQ, is self-catering accommodation available at a rate of £60 room only and can be booked at the link here.

At Motel One, 15-25 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW, for the 23rd and 24th July 2023, all delegates can benefit from a rate of £59 room only or £71.50 Bed and Breakfast. In order to book at Motel One, please call 0191 211 1090 or email [email protected] and quote the code BPSC.

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