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Register for our Northern Ireland Branch's annual conference

16 March 2018

The annual conference of our Northern Ireland Branch will feature an open public meeting where the President of the British Psychological Society and the Chief Executive Officer of the Psychological Society of Ireland will both speak.

Taking place at the Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Dundalk, on the evening of Wednesday 21 March 2018, the meeting will see Nicola Gale (BPS) speaking on ‘A good place to work and learn: Psychology making a difference’ and Terri Morrisey (PSI) speaking on ‘Does my work define who I am?’

The conference itself takes place at the same venue from 21-23 March.

This year’s conference theme is Psychology and Identity.

The other keynote speakers are:

  • Dr Katriona Scior: ‘Supporting people with intellectual disabilities in constructing positive social identities’
  • Professor Viren Swami: ‘Are we all thin enough yet? The globalisation of the thin ideal and the homogenisation of beauty’
  • Dr Vivien Swanson: ‘Mums, Dads, Babies and Toddlers: Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour to understand family feeding behaviours’
  • Professor Rhiannon Turner: ‘Confidence in contact: Promoting cross-group friendship among children and adolescents’

There are also three invited speakers:

  • Judge Gregory Jackson, an Associate Judge in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, USA.
  • Dr Geraldine O’Hare and Dr Nicola Doherty will both speak on ‘Finding the Sunshine – Reflections on the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowship ‘

On Thursday 22 March there will be a postgraduate workshop with Dr Suzanne Guerin on 'Designing and implementing meixed methods research'.


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