BSPID holds an annual conference. The goal of the conference is to provide a friendly and dynamic forum for both early career and more established researchers to present their latest work. Please see below for information on the upcoming annual conference and on our previous conferences.


2017 Annual Conference

University of Kent (local host: Prof Joachim Stoeber)

Date: April 21st 2017

Abstract submission deadline: March 29th (now closed: see programme link below)

Keynote speakers

Prof Dorothy Bishop (University of Oxford)

Prof Robert Plomin (Kings College, London)


For conference registration, please click here

For the conference programme, click here


Previous BSPID Conferences

2016 - Nottingham Trent University (local host: Dr Alex Sumich)

  • Keynote speakers
    • Prof Constantine Sedikides (University of Southampton)
    • Prof Mark Griffiths (Nottingham Trent University)

2015 - University of York (local host: Dr Gary Lewis)

  • Keynote speakers
    • Prof Tim Croudace (University of Dundee)
    • Dr Angelica Ronald (Birkbeck, University of London)

2014 - City, University of London (local host: Prof Philip Corr)

  • Keynote speakers
    • Prof Marcus Richards (University College, London)
    • Prof Martin Conway (City, University of London)

2013 - Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, Kings College London (local host: Dr Adam Perkins)

  • Keynote speaker
    • Prof Timothy Bates (University of Edinburgh)

2012 - University of Nottingham (local host: Prof Eamonn Ferguson)

  • Keynote speakers
    • Professor Veena Kumari (Kings College, London)
    • Professor Eamonn Ferguson (University of Nottingham)

2011 - Goldsmiths, University of London (local host: Prof Alan Pickering)

  • Keynote speakers
    • Prof Alan Pickering (Goldsmiths, University of London)
    • Prof Bill Revelle (Northwestern University)

2010 - University of Edinburgh (local host: Dr Beverley Roberts)

  • Keynote speaker:
    • Prof Ian Deary (University of Edinburgh)