12-14 September 2018, Crowne Plaza Liverpool City Centre
Professor Robin Banerjee
University of SussexShow content
Robin Banerjee has an international background, having spent most of his childhood and teenage years attending international schools in Japan, before arriving as a student at the University of Sussex. He completed his PhD in 1998, on the topic of self-presentation in childhood, and went on to complete a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship on the topic of self-conscious cognition and emotion. Since then, he has progressed from an initial Tutorial Fellowship to his current position, Professor of Developmental Psychology and Deputy Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex. Robin directs the university’s CRESS (Children’s Relationships, Emotions, and Social Skills) research lab, leading investigations of children's social and emotional functioning, and working closely with practitioners and policymakers in the areas of education and mental health. Recent studies from the CRESS lab have examined the factors involved in peer acceptance and rejection, the social and cognitive processes involved in childhood social anxiety, factors promoting resilience for young people in public care, and the connections between consumer culture, peer relationships, and well-being in school children. A core applied focus of the CRESS lab is the development and evaluation of school-based strategies to support pupils' social and emotional functioning. Robin is currently serving as an expert advisor to Welsh Government on the development of their new national curriculum, with particular attention to work on health and well-being.
Professor Cathy Creswell
University of ReadingShow content
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).
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).
Distinguished Contributions Award Winner
Professor Dorothy Bishop
University of OxfordShow content
Dorothy Bishop, FBA, FMedSci, FRS is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at the University of Oxford, where she heads a programme of research into children’s communication impairments. She is a supernumerary fellow of St John’s College Oxford. Her main research interests are in the nature and causes of developmental language impairments, with a particular focus on psycholinguistics, neurobiology and genetics. Beyond psychology, she is active in the field of open science and research reproducibility, and is a member of the executive committee of the Council for Defence of British Universities. As well as publishing in conventional academic outlets, she writes a popular blog with personal reactions to scientific and academic matters (Bishopblog) and tweets as @deevybee.
Neil O'Connor Award Winner
Dr Giorgia Michelini
King's College LondonShow content
Dr Giorgia Michelini is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London. Over the last 8 years, she has worked on several research projects investigating brain activity correlates of neurodevelopmental disorders, emotional and behavioural problems, and psychiatric comorbidities in clinical and genetically-sensitive samples. She holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Clinical Psychology from Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan. In 2013 she relocated to the SGDP Centre, where in 2017 she completed a PhD in Developmental Psychopathology and Neuroscience. Her PhD focused on neurocognitive and brain activity markers of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder, using a range of EEG, developmental and quantitative genetic approaches. In 2015, she undertook a research visit to the University of California, Los Angeles to complete advanced training in EEG analyses and set up a new collaboration on brain-network alterations in ADHD. Following a nomination from her PhD Viva examiners, she was awarded the 2018 Elsevier Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Prize for her PhD work. Her current fellowship project, funded by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Council, seeks to identify brain biomarkers for ADHD.
Margaret Donaldson Award Winner
Dr Harriet Over
University of YorkShow content
Harriet Over is a developmental social psychologist. Her research, which has been funded by the ESRC, ERC, and Leverhulme Trust, focuses on the development of social learning, social motivation, and intergroup biases. Harriet is currently based at the University of York, UK. Before arriving in York five years ago, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. She received her PhD from Cardiff University in 2010.
JSDP Award Winner
Associate Professor Hajimu Hayashi
Kobe University, JapanShow content
Hajimu Hayashi is now associate professor in Kobe University in Japan. He completed his undergraduate degree at Kyoto University in Japan in 1998 and his doctoral degree in educational psychology at Kyoto University in 2003. After he completed post-doctoral training at Kyoto University (in developmental psychology), he moved to Okayama University in Japan in 2008 to be senior assistant professor. He has been associate professor in Kobe University since 2013. He is interested in children’s social-cognitive development, especially children’s development of lying, deception, and moral judgments. His recently publications are as follows: Hayashi, H. (in press). Preference for distribution by equal outcome in 5- and 6-year-old children. European Journal of Developmental Psychology Hayashi, H. (2017). Young children’s difficulty with deception in a conflict situation. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 41, 175-184. Hayashi, H. (2017). Children’s understanding of lies in elementary school years. The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 178, 229-237. Hayashi, H. (2015). Omission bias and perceived intention in children and adults. British journal of Developmental Psychology, 33, 237-251. Hayashi, H., & Shiomi, Y. (2015). Do children understand that people selectively conceal or express emotion? International Journal of Behavioral Development, 39, 1-8. Hayashi, H. (2010). Young children’s moral judgments of commission and omission related to the understanding of knowledge or ignorance. Infant and Child Development, 19, 187-203.