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BPS Male Psychology Section Mini-Conference

11 December 2020 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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This mini-conference will feature paper presentations and keynote talks from:

  • Dr Pat Fagan

  • Dr Elizabeth Bates

  • Dr Robin Hadley

The last hour will be allocated to a networking event.


Dr Pat Fagan has been a grade school teacher, a clinical therapist specialising in child, family and marital therapy. During his career he has been Executive Director of the Free Congress Foundation, a member of the staff of Senator Dan Coats of Indiana, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Social Policy at HHS under President George Herbert Bush, the Senior Fellow on Family and Culture at the Heritage Foundation, then as founder and director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute at Family Research Council. Fagan now directs MARRI at The Catholic University of America. He is also the publisher and editor of Marripedia.org. He has authored over 30 synthesis papers and has commissioned dozens of original research projects in marriage, family, child development, and religious practice.

Dr Elizabeth Bates' research areas are around domestic violence and aggression. Specifically, she focuses on male victims, psychological abuse and controlling behaviour, and how this is affected by personality and psychopathology e.g., attachment patterns, personality disorders, etc. Dr Bates additionally has an interest in pedagogic research. Specifically, she has explored student transition to higher education, as well as student satisfaction and postgraduate student experiences utilising photo-elicitation.

Dr Robin Hadley's PhD (Keele, 2015) examined the impact of involuntarily childlessness on the lives of older men. Previously, he had self-funded his MA and MSc degrees at the University of Manchester. His MA in Counselling (Merit, 2008) was a grounded theory study that explored childless men’s desire for fatherhood. His MSc in Research Methods (Distinction, 2009) was a mixed-methods study on the levels of desire for parenthood in childless people and parents. Post-PhD, Dr Hadley has held a number of research consultant posts from systematic literature review projects on technology usage by social and care Workers; fertility/menstruation apps; ECG devices; fathers influence on infant feeding; reports on sexual health; haptics; to research on devices for people-living-with-dementia. Recently, Dr Hadley led and funded a research project that found anxious attachment in childhood predicted childlessness in later-life. He has written several invited academic pieces and has supported several infertility and involuntary childless support groups through contributions to blogs and podcasts. He is the founder member of the campaign group 'Ageing without Children'.

Registration is now open and available online only.

Male Psychology Section Members Free
Society Members £48.50
Non members £80.00

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