Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference 2024

01 July 2024 - 03 July 2024Wales
  • Research
From £42
Division of Forensic Psychology


The annual DFP conference is the most significant Forensic Psychology event in the UK.  It brings together practitioners and researchers from around the world to share their work and findings and drive forward knowledge and the profession. 

This year we are hosting the DFP conference in Cardiff or Caerdydd for those of us who live in Cymru / Wales.  We are holding the conference at the iconic Principality Stadium (also known as the Millennium Stadium) so we have plenty of space if we find applications topping the tens of thousands.

We will be offering a range of social events including Spanish Wine Tasting, stadium tours and sunset stand-up paddle boarding in Cardiff Bay. We are really pleased to announce an excellent line up of Keynote speakers all of whom have made an international impact on our profession and practice. 

Cardiff has a special place in the community of forensic psychology and we look forward to welcoming you to Wales – edrychwn ymlaen at eich croesawu I Gymru. 

What is the DFP conference?

Our Chair Nic Bowes describes the DFP conference as being;

'...a bit like a wedding but on a grand scale – it’s an international gathering of our very broad (perhaps slightly eccentric) ‘family’ of forensic psychology.  It’s an amazing place to catch up with people you already know but haven’t seen for a few years and a great place to find new people to connect with because they may share your interests hopes and aspirations. I often think of the amazing co-incidental meetings I have had at conferences and how this helped me grow as a practitioner and as a researcher.’

Please do join us for our ‘family conference’ in Caerdydd/Cardiff, July 1-3rd.


  • Principality Stadium,
    Westgate Street,
    CF10 1NS 

How to attend

Registration must be made online.

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If you have any questions, email [email protected]


Registration must be made online.

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Registration will close at 10am (GMT) on Monday 24 June 2024.


Please note: all rates listed are inclusive of VAT at 20%.

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Delegate Category Registration Fee
Concession Member - 1 day attendance (any day) £42
DFP Member - 1 day attendance (any day) £100
BPS Member - 1 day attendance (any day) £145.99
Non-BPS Member - 1 day attendance (any day) £226
Concession Member - full conference  £115
DFP Member - full conference £270
BPS Member - full conference £390
Non-BPS Member - full conference  £540
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Non-BPS students (trainees and those who are newly-qualified) are eligible for the concession rate, please contact [email protected] to access the code.

This code cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts such as DFP or BPS membership.

How to register

Returning customers (members and non-members)

In order to register for the event you will need to sign in using your BPS website login 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 login details, you can reset your username or password.

New 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.


Key submission dates 

  • 14 April 2024: The deadline for symposia, individual papers and workshop submissions
  • 3 May 2024: Notification of submission outcomes for symposia, individual papers and workshops
  • 17 May 2024: The deadline for poster submission
  • 31 May 2024: Notification of submission outcomes for posters

How to submit

Submissions must be made via  the online application portal.

If this is your first time submitting you will need to create an account.

Please note, only poster submissions are to be submitted until 17 May 2024 and other types of submissions will not be considered as the deadline has now passed.

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


Please note: programme details and timings are subject to change.

Monday 1st July: 13:00 - 17:30

Tuesday 2nd July: 09:00 - 17:30

Wednesday 3rd July: 09:00 - 13:00



Dr Anjula Gupta

Anjula Gupta is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Complex Psychosis Pathway in Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and a Clinical Tutor on the Hull Clinical Psychology programme. She has worked with people who have unusual experiences for 25 years and has a special interest in the intersection of Psychosis with class and race. She has an interest in the role therapy and clinical psychology   has in enacting social justice, using Community Psychology principles and Narrative Therapy in her practice. This acknowledgement of social inequalities and its impact on well – being led her to become a member of the BPS Power Threat Meaning Framework Committee with the aim of developing the framework to foreground experiences of racial abuse. She has lived experience of racism.

Dr Judith Herman

Judith Lewis Herman is Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry (part time) at Harvard Medical School. For thirty years, until she retired, she was Director of Training at the Victims of Violence Program at The Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA. She is the author of the award-winning books  Father-Daughter Incest (Harvard University Press, 1981), and Trauma and Recovery (Basic Books, 1992). She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship in 1984 and the 1996 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. In 2007 she was named a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  Her new book, Truth and Repair: How Trauma Survivors Envision Justice, was published in March, 2023.

Professor Jane Ireland

Jane is a professor of forensic psychology and an international expert on aggression, risk assessment, and aggression interventions.


Pia Poulakka

Monday 1 July 2024

Paddle boarding - Spaces are limited

£35.00 per person

18:30pm – 20:30pm


  • Beginner and intermediate groups available (you will need to choose)

Intermediate paddlers need to be able to competently paddle in open water for around 5-7k, you will paddle with an instructor from Mermaid Quay along the River Taff to the stadium and back.

Beginners do not require experience or need to be less able than the requirements of the intermediate group. This group will stay in the Mermaid Quay area.

Location (starting point)

Mermaid Quay


CF10 5BZ

You will need to make your own travel arrangements to Mermaid Quay.

Please note that the paddle boarding event is provided by an external organisation, it is not provided or organised by The British Psychological Society (BPS) or the Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP).  BPS and DFP are not responsible for any aspect of the event, are not insured for the event, and do not accept any liability in relation to the event. 

Spanish wine tasting & Charcuterie 

£35.00 per person

18:30pm – 21:30pm


Curado Bar

2 Guildhall Pl,


CF10 1EB

Please note if joining for the paddle boarding, you can head over to Curado bar after for some drinks!


Tuesday 2 July 2024

An evening of food and entertainment 

£35.00 per person

From 19:30pm


Tiger Yard


Porth Teigr Way,


CF10 4GA

Wednesday 3 July 2024

30-minute Principality Stadium tour 

£7.80 per person

Following the end of the conference, gain exclusive access behind the scenes of the stadium including a pitch side walk around the playing surface!

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