Aberystwyth hosts prestigious psychology conference
03 July 2017
More than 120 researchers from 15 different countries will gather in Aberystwyth University 5-7 July 2017 for a British Psychological Society (BPS) conference.
The BPS holds its Qualitative Methods in Psychology Conference every two years and visits Aberystwyth for the first time in 2017.
The conference is an opportunity to showcase new research, discuss qualitative methods and hear experts in the field discuss their work.
Keynote presentations will be given by three award-winning psychologists - Professor Carla Rice, Canada Research Chair at the University of Guelph, Ontario; Dr Peter Branney, Leeds Becket University, and Professor Celia Kitzinger, University of York.
Academic staff from Aberystwyth University’s Department of Psychology will also be speaking at the conference:
- Dr Sarah Riley is giving a presentation on a chapter on gender written for a new book Handbook of Critical Social Psychology and will talk about the range of research being carried out to help develop thinking about gender in today’s society.
- Dr Joseph Keenan will present his research showing on obstacles to the further development of telemedicine in rural Wales.
- Martine Robson will speak about her three-year research study looking at how couples manage lifestyle advice after one of them has a diagnosis of coronary heart disease.
- Dr Joseph Keenan and Dr Alison Mackiewicz are also leading a workshop on the challenges and opportunities of conducting emotionally demanding research.
This year’s QMIP Conference is chaired by Dr Sarah Riley, a Reader in the Department of Psychology at Aberystwyth University and Chair elect of the British Psychological Society’s Qualitative Research Group.
“It is an honour to host this conference which brings together researchers at the cutting edge of psychology to share best practice and knowledge. Aberystwyth is a research-led university and events like this help push the boundaries of current thinking and knowledge. Qualitative researchers contribute in important ways to psychological knowledge. They use data such as speech or text to answer questions about how people experience and interpret their world, and analyse the implications this has for what they can say, think and do,” said Dr Riley.
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