Defence and Security Conference 2022

22 November 20229am - 5pmWest Midlands
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From £96.60
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In person
Defence and Security Psychology Section

We welcome you to share research and experiences on resilience in Defence and Security through two sub-topics:

1.The importance of partnerships

The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy (2021) highlighted the importance of strengthening resilience through national and global collaboration with allies and partners.

We are keen to hear about your work and your experiences across a wide range of topics which may include building and maintaining partnerships to counter state threats, build capability at home and overseas or defence and deterrence through collective security. 

2. Building, maintaining, and restoring resilience 

Building resilience to establish a ‘whole-of-society’ approach requires work to be done at individual, organisational and societal levels to improve our ability to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from a wide-range of risks. 

You may be working in mental health and wellbeing for example, at the individual level.

Or supporting organisational resilience through an integrated approach across government, industry, the third sector and academia.

Building a higher level of societal resilience to deal with the challenges of the grey zone could be an area of interest in your work.

Whatever your area of interest, we would love to hear from practitioners and researchers who are willing to share their knowledge about resilience in defence and security.

Target audience: Social psychology and Cognitive, Clinical, Occupational, Sports and Exercise. All those who may have an interest in applying psychology In Defence and Security Section.

Key submission dates

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July 2022

Online submission system opens

8 September 2022

The deadline for Submissions

23 September 2022

Notification of submission outcomes

30 September 2022

Draft programme available online

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Authors are strongly advised to register on the on-line submission system and begin preparing their submissions well in advance of the following deadlines

If you wish to submit more than one abstract, please complete individual submissions for each.

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]


Registration is available online only. All rates listed are inclusive of VAT at 20%.

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BPS Concession/Student Member £96.60

Defence and Security Section Member


Civil Servants / Serving Military 


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BPS Member £165.60
Affiliate Member  £200.10
Non-BPS Member £220.80
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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.


Novotel Birmingham Centre, 70 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HT

Have a query?

Contact us at [email protected]