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North East of England Branch Annual Conference

Friday 12th September 2014 at Northumbria University

This year's conference theme is "Health and Well-being in the 21st Century: Towards 2050."

The presentations below are those that we can share from the day:
Andrew Hart
Bernard Kat
Brian Lovell
Daniel Rippon
Elizabeth Evans (Livewell)
Elizabeth Evans (NU Level Trial)
Elli Rhodes
Jacqui Lovell
Joanne Greer
Joanne Marshall & Debra Scott
Julian Hughes
Julie Freeborn
Kathryn Palmer
Liam Bishopp
Lisa Pepper
Lizzie Stamp
Louise Harvey-Golding
Lynne Coventry
Maggie Hadland
Mark Wetherell
Michael Smith
Olivia Hare
Pamela Graham
Rebecca Lawthom
Roberta Caiazza
Roxane Gervais
Shane O'Leary

The conference team is delighted to announce that the programme will include three internationally recognised keynote speakers: Professor Vicki Bruce, Professor James McKenna, and Professor Kate Pickett.

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Submissions for symposia, workshops, papers and posters are invited for the next Annual Conference of the BPS NEEB.

We are particularly eager to invite submissions from postgraduate researchers. Please check out our excellent rates!
The deadline for submitting symposia, paper, workshop and poster presentations is Monday 30 June 2014.

Please send your abstract of 250 words or less, Times New Roman, 12 point size, double-spaced to geadfye@otubi.curt.eetrnrhmraa.k

All contributions (symposia, papers, posters, workshops or seminars) that cover aspects of psychological enquiry relating to health and well-being will be considered.

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


Friday 12th September 2014

Please note that all speakers and timings are subject to change.

08:30Registration in Northumberland Building (NB), City Campus West
09:30Welcome Address
09:45Keynote Address: Professor Kate Pickett, University of York
10:20Symposium and Oral Sessions
13:00Lunch and Poster Session
13:50Keynote Address: Professor James McKenna
14:30Symposium and Oral Sessions
15:55Keynote Address: Professor Vicki Bruce, Newcastle University

Speakers and Facilitators


Professor Vicki Bruce

Head of the School of Psychology
Newcastle University

Vicki's qualifications include: BA Natural Sciences, Newnham College, Cambridge 1974, PhD Experimental Psychology, Newnham College, Cambridge 1978, Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Chartered Psychologist.

She had held previous positions as a Professor of Psychology at the Universities of Nottingham and then Stirling. In Stirling she additionally assumed the role as deputy Principal for Research, and from 2002-8 I was Vice Principal and Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Edinburgh, continuing to do some teaching and research in Psychology during this period.

Vicki has been awarded: Honorary DSc from Goldsmiths, University of London (2002), from the University of St Andrews (2007), and the University of York (2010). Honorary Fellowship of University College Cardiff (2006) and of the Edinburgh College of Art (2008).

Professor Jim McKenna

Carnegie Professor of Physical Activity and Health and head of the Active Lifestyles research centre
Leeds Metropolitan University

Jim is Carnegie Professor of Physical Activity and Health and head of the Active Lifestyles research centre in the Carnegie faculty. He graduated with his first degree in in 1981, before going on to complete a PGCE and then five years as a secondary school teacher.
Within his 18 years as an academic at the University of Bristol Jim obtained both M. Phil and PhD. degrees. He has an extensive portfolio of peer reviewed publications and grants covering interventions and community evaluations, spanning schools through to work places and working with older adults.

He is also widely acknowledged for the quality of both his reviewing of research papers and for his teaching, having recently received awards for each. Jim is on the executive board of two journals and numerous prestigious grant awarding bodies.

Professor Kate Pickett

Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences
University of York

Kate trained in biological anthropology at Cambridge, nutritional sciences at Cornell and epidemiology at UC-Berkeley. She is currently Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences, University of York. Kate was an UK NIHR Career Scientist from 2007-12, is a Fellow of the RSA and a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health.

She is co-author, with Richard Wilkinson, of The Spirit Level chosen as one of the Top Ten Books of the Decade by the New Statesman, winner of Publication of the Year by the Political Studies Association and translated into 23 languages. She is a co-founder and director of The Equality Trust.


Northumbria University

Northumbria University, City Campus West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST

The conference will take place in the Northumberland Building. Please note there are no car parking facilities available on site. However, there is a large NCCP car park within a 5 minute walk from the University. Newcastle upon Tyne also boasts excellent train and metro links. Northumbria University is only a 5 minute walk from the Haymarket Metro Station or a 15 minute walk from the Central Train Station.

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