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ATP Conference 2014

Friday 4th July 2014 - Sunday 6th July 2014 at Loughborough University

The ATP Conference 2014 will be held on 4th-6th July at Loughborough University. It is the number one CPD event for teachers of psychology in the UK and attracts a worldwide audience of teachers.

The three-day ATP Annual conference boasts over 50 workshops to enhance your CPD on a wide range of topics from teaching and learning to current research. There are also plenty of opportunities to share good practice and network. We offer full and half conference packages as well as one-day CPD events. Delegates who book the one-day package are welcome to join us for our evening wine reception, giving you invaluable time to network and socialise. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2014 conference whether you are old friends or newcomers!

Regular contributors include all of the national Awarding Bodies as well as numerous authors, training providers and teachers.

The conference also attracts around 25 exhibitors including publishers and other providers of teaching resources.

Visit the dedicated Conference website: Email: if@hapognotet.r

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 227776.

If you are interested in presenting a workshop at the conference, please contact the conference organiser, Helen Kitching: hlnkthn@mi.oeejiciggalcm

Speakers and Facilitators


Professor Francesca Happé

Kindly sponsored by Hodder Education, We are delighted that Professor Francesca Happé has agreed to be our Friday keynote speaker.

Francesca Happé is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry (King's College London). She studied Experimental Psychology at Oxford, and did her PhD on autism at UCL. Her research interests centre on autism and Asperger Syndrome. She has conducted research into the nature of social understanding in typical development, and ‘mind-reading' impairments in autism spectrum conditions. She is also actively engaged in studies of abilities and assets in people with autism, and their relation to detail-focused perceptual and cognitive style. As well as cognitive methods, her research involves functional imaging studies, exploration of acquired brain lesions and, most recently, behaviour genetic methods. She is the author of numerous research papers, and a book on autism fo

Professor Jonathan Potter

Professor of Discourse Analysis, Dean of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, BA, MSc, DPhil, Academy of Social Sciences, Honorary Fellow of Taos Institute

Professor Potter is currently studying child protection helpline interaction with an interest in practices such as giving advice, eliciting information, and managing distress. This work supports training and quality management in helplines, helping skilled practitioners to use their practices more strategically. He also study family mealtimes with an applied focus on eating and health and a core interactional focus on how the matrix of actions such as offers, requests, directives and threats are organized together into a social psychological field.

Dr Alexa Hepburn

Reader in Conversation Analysis. MA (Hons) PhD

Alexa Hepburn has published widely on issues of child protection and bullying in school situations, and on developments in discursive and critical psychology. She has delivered more than 40 invited talks and keynotes, and 23 workshops on interaction analysis in 7 different countries around the world. Her work ranges across family mealtimes, helplines and clinical and counselling encounters; her research into various interactional features of the NSPCC Helpline was awarded a Leverhulme fellowship. Her two books - An Introduction to Critical Social Psychology and Discursive research in Practice: New approaches to psychology and interaction - reflect a dual focus on developing greater methodological innovation in psychology, and on the construction of young people and their rights and competences. Recent work has developed a particular interest in emotion in interaction, in particular crying and its different styles of reception, and also

Dr Ezio Rosato

Kindly sponsored by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB)

Dr Rosato was born in Italy and has a Laurea in Biology from the University of Padova (1990). He gained a PhD in Genetics from the University of Ferrara (1995). He came to the UK in 1994 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Leicester University under the supervision of Prof Kyriacou (Genetics). In 1998 he was awarded a BBSRC David Phillips Fellowship and became lecturer in the Department of Biology (Leicester). He moved back to Genetics in 2005 and was promoted to Reader in 2006. He is currently still at Leicester. Dr Rosato's current research includes investigating the importance of the role of the circadian clock to generate rhythmic behaviours, for instance the daily sleep-wake cycle.

Emeritus Professor Jim Horne

(Director of the Sleep Research Centre, University of Loughborough)

"How much sleep do we really need? - there are (largely unwarranted) concerns about ‘sleep debt' and that today's adult society is chronically sleep deprived."

Professor Jim Horne is interested in sleep, sleep loss, sleep function, qualification and quantification of sleepiness, circadian rhythms. As well as, driver sleepiness, accidents; neuropsychology of the frontal lobes and sleep need. He has appeared in many an A-level text book with his research and theories of sleep. His work and sometimes controversial views on sleep and driver sleepiness have been published extensively in scientific and medical literature.

He established and ran the Loughborough Sleep Research Centre (LSRC), which is well-known both nationally and internationally for its innovative work on sleep, and founded the ‘Journal of Sleep Research' - the main publication of the European Sleep Research Society for which he was its Editor-i


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Loughborough University Campus , Loughborough University , Loughborough , Leicestershire , LE11 3TU

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