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 our previous conferences.


10th Annual Meeting

The 2019 annual conference will be held at Brunel University London on the 5th of April 2019 (10am-6pm). The conference is hosted by Prof. Veena Kumari.

Conference Venue:

Division of Psychology & the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN)

College of Health and Life Sciences

Brunel University London, Uxbridge UB83PH

Registration and abstract submission will open soon on this page. The deadlines are 18th March 2019 for abstract submissions; and 25th March 2019 for registration.

Keynote 1:

Neurobiology and Cognition of Schizotypy

Prof. Ulrich Ettinger, University of Bonn, Germany

Keynote 2:

Advancing Clinical Science through the Study of Neurobehavioral Trait Dimensions across Species

Dr. Robert Latzman, Georgia State University, USA


Previous BSPID Conferences

2018 - University of Edinburgh (local hosts: Dr Michelle Luciano, Prof Timothy Bates and Dr Mary Stewart and Dr Alan Gow of Heriot-Watt University)

  • Keynote speakers

    • Dr Kathryn Asbury (University of York)

    • Prof Matthew McGue (University of Minnesota)

2017 - University of Kent (local host: Prof Joachim Stoeber)

  • Keynote speakers

    • Prof Dorothy Bishop (University of Oxford)

    • Prof Robert Plomin (King's College London)

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, King’s 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 (King’s 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)