02-04 May 2018, East Midlands Conference Centre
Hear from over 150 speakers including our leading Keynotes across 3 days at The British Psychological Society’s Annual Conference 2018
Professor John Antonakis - University of Lausanne, Switzerland
John Antonakis is Professor of Organizational Behavior, and Director of the Ph.D. Program in Management in the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and is of Swiss, South-African, and Greek nationality.
He received his Ph.D. from Walden University in Applied Management and Decision Sciences and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Yale University.Show content
John’s research is currently focused on charisma, predictors of leadership, social cognition, and research methods. He is Editor in Chief of The Leadership Quarterly. He has previously served as associate editor for The Leadership Quarterly and Organizational Research Methods. He is a fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology as well as the Association for Psychological Science. John has published in academic journals such as Science, Psychological Science, Academy of Management Journal, Intelligence, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Management, Organizational Research Methods, Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, among many others. He also co-editor of The Nature of Leadership (third edition to be released soon). He has been awarded or directed research funds totaling over Sfr. 2.3 million (about $2.45 million).
His research is regularly quoted in the international media and has been showcased on political and science-based TV shows. He engages a general audience in many science-based videos; for an example, refer to his TEDx talk on charisma.
Professor Cathy Creswell - University of Reading
Professor Cathy Creswell is Professor of Developmental Clinical Psychology at the University of Reading, an Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Joint Director of the University of Reading Anxiety and Depression in Young people (AnDY) clinical research unit.
She was awarded the British Psychological Society May Davidson award for outstanding contribution to Clinical Psychology within 10 years of qualifying and was the first clinical psychologist to be awarded an NIHR Research Professorship (2014-2019).Show content
Cathy has particular research and clinical interests in the development and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and young people, and applies experimental, longitudinal, and clinical trial methodologies with children, in both community and clinical settings, with the ultimate aim of improving access and outcomes for children with these common conditions. In addition to academic publications, she has co-written self-help books for parents, including 'Overcoming your child's fears and worries' (Little Brown), and a recent practice guide for clinicians, ‘Parent-Led CBT for Child Anxiety: Helping Parents Help Their Kids’ (Guilford Press).
Professor Brian Nosek - Centre for Open Science
Brian Nosek is co-Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Open Science that operates the Open Science Framework, whose aim is to enable open and reproducible research practices worldwide.
Brian is also a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia and received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2002.Show content
He co-founded Project Implicit, a multi-university collaboration for research and education investigating implicit cognition--thoughts and feelings that occur outside of awareness or control. Brian investigates the gap between values and practices, such as when behavior is influenced by factors other than one's intentions and goals. Research applications of this interest include implicit bias, decision-making, attitudes, ideology, morality, innovation, and barriers to change. Nosek applies this interest to improve the alignment between personal and organizational values and practices. In 2015, he was named one of Nature's 10 and to the Chronicle for Higher Education Influence list.
Professor Stephen Reicher - University of St Andrews
Stephen Reicher is Wardlaw Professor of Psychology at the University of St. Andrews.
Professor Reicher is also a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
In addition he has edited the British Journal of Social Psychology and is a Scientific Consultant to Scientific American Mind.Show content
Stephen is a social psychologist whose work addresses social identity processes and collective behaviour. His work has addressed such topics as crowds, nationalism and national identity, leadership and political rhetoric, intergroup hatred, the psychology of tyranny and, recently, the nature of toxic obedience.
Student Conference Speakers
The Student Conference features Keynote Speakers, Student Posters and ‘Spotlight on Careers’ sessions.
Dr Roger Bretherton - Keynote
Roger Bretherton is a Clinical Psychologist and Principal Lecturer for Enterprise in the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln, where he conducts research on character strengths in various contexts.
He also works in consultancy with a variety of commercial and public sector organisations (banking, policing, health, energy, etc) and has written numerous articles and book chapters on his work in these areas.Show content
His recent projects include an examination of the benefits of humility in higher education leaders (funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education), evaluating a character development course for small groups (funded by The John Templeton Foundation), teaching and assessing the effect of solution-based approaches with volunteer rural mental health workers (Waynflete Charitable Trust), an evaluation of Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) with secondary school students and involvement in the multimedia wellbeing course, The Happiness Lab.
Abstract - Character Strengths and Career
Research on Character Strengths and Virtues (CSV, Peterson & Seligman, 2004) has expanded rapidly for more than a decade. The twenty-four psychological strengths identified by the VIA Institute on Character are theoretically clustered into six categories as: a) Knowledge (Wisdom, Love of Learning, Curiosity, Judgement, Creativity), b) Courage (Bravery, Persistence, Integrity, Passion), c) Humanity (Love, Kindness, Social IQ), d) Justice (Loyalty, Fairness, Leadership), e) Temperance (Forgiveness, Humility, Prudence, Self-Control), and e) Transcendence (Wonder, Gratitude, Hope, Humour, Spirituality). This presentation introduces these strengths, and their application to various contexts in which psychologists work: health, business, education and academia. It argues that the notion of character strengths is empirically and pragmatically useful for psychologists in many different specialisms, and demonstrates this with workshop style exercises.
Professor Carolyn Mair - Keynote
Professor Carolyn Mair is a Chartered Psychologists and Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
Prior to establishing her consultancy, psychology.fashion, she was Professor of Psychology for Fashion at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, where she created and led the world's first Masters programmes to apply psychology within the broad context of the fashion industry.
Carolyn is frequently featured in press and other media, and has also published broadly in scholarly journals and has been cited more than 800 times.Show content
Her new book, The Psychology of Fashion, part of the Psychology of Everything series published by Routledge in March 2018. Carolyn has a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, MSc in Research Methods Psychology and BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology and Computing. In her earlier professional life, Carolyn worked as a visual merchandiser, graphic designer, dressmaker and portrait artist.
Abstract - Applying psychology: from computing to fashion and beyond
The study of Psychology is as broad as it is fascinating. In this keynote I invite you to travel back in time with me on my journey through the discipline from applying psychology in computer science to becoming Professor of Psychology for Fashion with a stopover in cognitive neuroscience. I'll be describing some of the lessons learned and many of the highlights I’ve encountered along the way, and how a curious mind, love of learning and dogged determination can bring unexpected opportunities. Given that our discipline is both valuable and necessary in any context which involves human, animal or technology-induced behaviour, in this talk I will also propose some potential future applications of Psychology.
Dee Anand - Keynote
Dee is Chair of the Division of Forensic Psychology in the UK, as well as Chair of the Qualification Board in Forensic Psycholog,y and has been Chair of the Training Committee for Forensic Psychologists – the only person in the history of the profession to have held all of these roles.
He is an expert witness and has given evidence in around 800 criminal and civil cases in the UK and abroad – including cases of murder and to international courts - and also serves as Programme Director for the Professional Doctorate in Forensic Psychology at the University of Portsmouth.Show content
He has conducted research into psychopaths and their diagnosis at Broadmoor Special Hospital and works as a practitioner in the community with personality disordered offenders and mentally disordered offenders. He has worked on sex offender treatment programmes, designed and delivered intervention programmes for violent offenders and works with offenders with complex presentation.
Abstract - Criminal Careers with Career Criminals
Forensic psychology might seem like a weird career choice. Hanging out with people who have done some pretty nasty things, spending your days with an abuser, someone with an antisocial personality or a psychopath might seem like a bizarre way to pass the time. But what is it really like and is there any evidence we can really effect change? What is the relationship between society, media and the context of the job we do? The profession has come under great scrutiny and challenge recently but it’s time to separate facts from ‘alternative facts.’ Is it true that in this work we only have a measure of our ‘failure’ – if people reoffend? How do we stay sane and satisfied in one of the most challenging jobs of all? How useful is diagnosis in the treatment of offenders? Do we need to rethink our whole approach to working with problematic behaviour?
Dr Julie Hulme - Spotlight on Career
Dr Julie Hulme is a Reader in Psychology at Keele University, Chair of the BPS Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology, and a National Teaching Fellow, who applies psychology to learning, teaching and assessment.
She started her academic journey as a mature student, which helped her to recognise the importance of skills and confidence for successful university study.
As a teacher, her early experiences have shaped her values, and she strives to create engaging learning opportunities which help all students to achieve their highest aspirations.Show content
Julie’s students experience interactive, student-led teaching, developmental and dialogic feedback delivery, and a focus on the application of psychology to real-world problems, which helps them to develop employability, internationalisation and global citizenship skills. The application of psychological knowledge and skills to everyday life is encapsulated by the concept of psychological literacy, and Julie has been a leading light in developing practice in this area within the UK. She has published multiple journal articles and best-practice guides, and has spoken about it at conferences, workshops and institutions world-wide.
Abstract - Teaching-led research: Using psychology to research the higher education classroom
Within higher education, there is a strong focus on research-led teaching. However, in this presentation, we will explore the ways in which teaching and learning can stimulate and inspire research. Julie will outline some examples of her own research using psychology to understand student learning and innovative teaching, and will explore the ways in which this research has had an impact on teaching practices in universities in the UK and beyond. She will also discuss the ways in which she has included students as researchers within her work. She will provide insights into a fascinating, rewarding and, within the context of recent changes to the higher education sector, increasingly popular career track, that of the education-focused psychology academic.
Dr Dan O'Hare - Spotlight on Career
Dan currently works as an Educational Psychologist for Gloucestershire Country Council, as well as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bristol where he is part of the tutor team for the Doctorate in Educational Psychology course, and also serves as communications lead for the BPS Division of Educational and Child Psychology.
His interests centre on the promotion of children’s psychological wellbeing, school exclusions, evidence-based practice and how to effectively communicate psychology to wider audiences.Show content
Dan is also known for founding and running edpsy.org.uk - an online space for educational psychologists to share, create and collaborate.
Abstract - Educational psychologist... so what do you do?
Educational psychologist - it’s a role that’s often misunderstood. We work in schools - yep. We work with children - yep, sometimes. But…what exactly do we do and how do we do it? Through the use of a case study from practice, Dan will illustrate the complex, exciting and wide-ranging role of an educational psychologist. From exploring and understanding a child’s world view, to supporting whole school systems to change and become more inclusive. As well as thinking about the role of an EP we’ll briefly cover how you train to become one. We’ll think about what qualifications and experience are needed and reflect on the what training to be an EP is like.