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Psychology of Sexualities Annual Conference 2019

04 July 2019 - 05 July 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This year's edition of the BPS Psychology of Sexualities Section annual conference is shceduled for the 4th and 5th of July 2019 in London.

There will be keynote speeches from some of the leading practitioners and researchers in sexualities, gender and relationships.

Our keynote speakers this year are:

  • Professor Christina Richards
  • Professor Elizabeth Peel

Professor Christina Richards is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and current Chair of the Division of Counselling Psychology. Her publications include Sexuality and Gender for Mental Health Professionals: a practical guide (Co-author, Sage) and the Palgrave Handbook of the Psychology of Sexuality and Gender (Co-editor)

Professor Elizabeth Peel is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and former Chair of the BPS Psychology of Sexualities Section. Her publications include Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender Psychology: an introduction (Co-author, Cambridge University Press) and Out in Psychology: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer perspectives (Co-editor, Wiley)

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We invite submissions for workshop sessions, oral presentations and poster presentations from students, academics and practitioners in the field of psychology and related disciplines.

Both quantitative and qualitative research studies are welcome.

Presentation abstracts will be published as conference proceedings in a subsequent issue of the Section publication, Psychology of Sexualities Review.

Suggestions for topics include but are not limited to:

  • LGBTQ+ (GSRD) experiences, identities, relationships, communities and health 
  • Non-monogamies
  • Sexual fluidity
  • Asexuality
  • Representation and marginalisation of LGBTQ+ identities (e.g., heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, in media, politics, healthcare, professional settings) 
  • Working as an applied psychologist with LGBTQ+ individuals 
  • Feminist, queer and other critical approaches to Sexualities  

The abstract should be no longer than 200 words. It should not include references and should be written in either the past or present tense.

You may find it useful to submit a structured abstract incorporating the following headings and information:

  • Objectives: State the primary objective of the research described in the paper and the major hypothesis tested or research question posed
  • Methods: Describe how participants were selected and number of participants (if documentary data used, state how these were selected), materials employed (if appropriate), methods of data collection and analysis
  • Results: Include numerical and/or textual data.  This should be kept to a minimum. For qualitative analyses briefly describe your findings (eg, themes, categories, discourses identified)
  • Conclusions: State the conclusions that can be drawn from the study, including theoretical, methodological, or applied/policy implications as appropriate and any key limitations of the study

These headings are suggestions only, you are also welcome to submit a block of text which covers similar information.

There are three types of presentations, when you submit your abstract please rank the three presentation formats in order of preference (if you are not willing to present in a particular format please leave it out): 

  1. Oral presentations of 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes for questions
  2. Petcha Kutcha style presentations of five slides in five minutes
  3. Posters of A1 size (841 mm (h) x 594 mm (w)) and in portrait orientation.  

To submit please send your abstract to Dr Christine Campbell

Submission deadline: midnight on Sunday 7th April 2019 

In addition to research presentations, we also invite workshop proposals. Workshops should be interactive in nature and typically designed for postgraduate students, those early in their career or those wishing to develop a new skill.

Workshops may be research focused (e.g. how to get research funding) or practice focused (e.g. tips for working with a particular client group).

If you would be interested in facilitating a workshop, your proposal should be a maximum of 500 words in length. It should be written mainly in the future tense (e.g. “Participants will…”). 

Proposals should incorporate the following information: 

  • A general outline of the background to the area. 
  • An indication of the activities that participants will be invited to engage in.
  • How long the workshop will take (we envisage between 1-2 hours). 
  • An indication of the intended benefits and/or learning outcomes of the session.
  • Any prerequisites in terms of knowledge or experience required and any preparatory work that participants could or should do. 
  • A short description of the facilitator’s expertise. 
  • 1-3 supporting referencesAbstract/. 

You will also be asked to give the following information:

  • Any room or equipment requirements

If any of these are not applicable to your proposal please leave them blank or write N/A on the online submission form.) 

To submit please send your proposal to Dr Christine Campbell

Submission deadline:  midnight on Sunday 7th April 2019.  




Please note:  By submitting your abstract or proposal you are consenting for members of the BPS Psychology of Sexualities Section Committee to contact you directly via email concerning the 2019 Conference. Your name, email address and abstract or proposal are being collected. Your data will be held securely in line with General Data Protection Regulation (2018). Your data will not be shared with any third parties. By submitting your abstract you are also consenting to being contacted about the 2020 Conference your contact details will only be held for this purpose for a period of 14 months. You may withdraw your data at any time. If you have a complaint about this process in the first instance please contact Christine Campbell [email protected] If you have contacted Christine Campbell with regards to the use of your personal data and are not satisfied with the response you have received, or are concerned about how the BPS Psychology of Sexualities Section Committee has processed your personal data, you can complain to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). You can submit your concern via their website: www.ico.org.uk or by telephone: 0303 123 1113.

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If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Dr Chris Campbell

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