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Northern Ireland Branch of the British Psychological Society 2018 Annual Conference: Psychology & Identity

Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd March 2018 at The Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Dundalk, Co Louth

Welcome to the NIBPS 2018 Annual Conference. We are delighted to be returning to the hugely popular venue of The Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Dundalk for a 3rd year.

This year’s conference is themed Psychology and Identity with many sub themes as follows:

  • Health - Obesity & Body Image
  • Fashion Identity
  • Learner Identity
  • Eating disorders and body image
  • Adolescents and gender identity
  • Changing identities
  • Disfigurement- facial transplants
  • Appearance & identity
  • Organisational identity - branding
  • Disability and identity
  • Political identity
  • Cyber identity

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce the following Keynote Speakers:

Nicola Gale - Click here to download biography & abstract

Dr Katrina Scior - Click here to download biography & abstract

Professor Viren Swami - Click here to download biography & abstract

Dr Vivien Swanson - Click here to download biography & abstract

Professor Isabelle Szmigin - Click here to download biography & abstract

Professor Rhiannon Turner - Click here to download biography & abstract

Call for Papers

Submissions are now open for the NIBPS 2018 Annual Conference through the BPS Submission System.

Poster submissions are welcomed on your chosen topic. Further information and guidance can be found on the NIBPS 2018 Submission Guidelines.

Deadline for submitting symposia, oral presentations and workshops was 23:59 on Sunday 3rd December 2017

Deadline for submitting posters is 23:59 on 20th December 2017

This year our Post Graduate Prize returns along with our Under Graduate Prize competition. We also have a general poster competition.

Postgraduate Workshop

We are delighted to announce a postgraduate workshop which will take place on Thursday 22 March coinciding with the Post Graduate section of our 2018 Annual Conference

Designing and Implementing Mixed Methods Research

This workshop will explore the process of mixed methods research from the development of the research question and design, though implementation, to integration and reporting. Drawing on the methodological literature and experience implementing mixed methods research in education and health settings, Suzanne focuses on the core principles of mixed methods research as well as the practical challenges and supports for the effective development and delivery of mixed methods studies. The workshop will include sharing of frameworks for design, implementation and integration as well as opportunities to discuss ongoing projects and practical examples.

This workshop will be facilitated by Dr Suzanne Guerin, Associate Professor in Research design and Analysis with the School of Psychology at University College Dublin. Having completed her PhD at UCD she joined the staff team as a lecturer in 2000. A significant proportion of her teaching is in the area of applied psychology and research methods and she is involved in the delivery of modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She supervises postgraduate research students on the MLitt and PhD programmes. She is Deputy Director of the UCD Centre for Disability Studies and jointly coordinates the MSc in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies.

Suzanne’s research interests include Applied Health and Wellbeing, Applied Research and Evaluation, and Teaching & Learning, and she is involved in a number of projects in these areas. She was awarded a UCD Fellowship in Teaching and Academic Development for 2011-2013. She was appointed by the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, as their National Designated Expert in Research Methods in Intellectual Disability Research and has previously served as Interim Head of Research at the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care.
In addition to her teaching and research activities she serves on a number of Boards and Committees in UCD and other organisations. She is Chair of the Board of the Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative.

Accommodation

Please contact The Ballymascanlon Hotel directly to reserve your accommodation Tel: +353 (0)42 935 8200. Quote reference 'Psychology Conference'.

Single Room Bed & Breakfast - €85.00 per night
Double/Twin Room Bed & Breakfast - €140.00 per night
Triple room Bed & Breakfast - €180.00 per night

The conference dinner and legendary after dinner entertainment will take place on Thursday 22nd March.

Registration for the NIBPS 2018 Annual Conference will open on the 20th December.

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224506.

Venue

The Ballymascanlon House Hotel

Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland •  Website•  Directions

Please contact The Ballymascanlon Hotel icon directly to reserve your accommodation Tel: +353 (0)42 935 8200. Quote reference 'Psychology Conference'.

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