Welsh Branch Annual General Meeting & Networking Event

23 November 20234:00pm - 6:00pmWales
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Welsh Branch

The Welsh Branch committee is delighted to offer you two talks at our in-person AGM and Networking event, one from a psychology graduate who has not followed the psychology career path but has used their psychology in their work every day and one from a chartered psychologist who had taken the scientific and research route.

This event will be held at:

  • The Open University
    18 Custom House St
    CF10 1AP

Attendance is free of charge but booking is essential.

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  • 16:00: Annual General Meeting
  • 16:30: Networking Event - Applying Psychology in the everyday world
  • 17:30: Discussion
  • 18:00: Close


Amelia Stevens – Managing Director, Four Cymru

Amelia is an accredited practitioner with the IPA (Institute Practitioners of Advertising) and CIPR (chartered institute of public relations) and has 17+ years in integrated campaigns and worked with Royal Mint, Welsh Government, National Farmers Union and Study in Wales, managing multi-million-pound budgets. Having studied a degree in Psychology she went on to pursue a career in advertising, marketing and communications and is based in the Cardiff office. During the pandemic Amelia worked across Welsh Governments' Keep Wales Safe media strategy.

Applied psychology in the communications landscape

A case study in how psychology is used in the marketing, advertising, and communications.  Most students who graduate with a psychology degree do not go into one of the psychology career routes.  What are the skills and knowledge you gain and how useful are they transferable to other worlds of work. How having studied an undergraduate degree in psychology, and applying this every day in setting that is not one of the BPS direct routes.

Dr Sharon Davis – Chartered psychologist and senior lecturer at the Open University in Wales and Chair of the BPs network Wales

Sharon worked as a research psychologist in a maternity hospital for several years and this will be the focus of the talk. Sharon has an MSc in Occupational Psychology and a doctorate in decision making and error in obstetrics and applied settings.

Applying psychology in a maternity hospital to improve decision making during childbirth and reduce error

Heartbeats why do I miss what you try to say to me – human machine interaction.  Research in a maternity hospital during childbirth around the use of a cardiotocograph (CTG) machine, used for monitoring the wellbeing of the unborn baby. The talk will give a case study of how you can be approached about a concern, investigate, and come up with possible solutions. How research is applied in an obstetric/maternity setting to unpick decisions and errors and inform practice.

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