Conference schedule

You can find the abstracts of our symposia talks and workshops by clicking on the corresponding time slots.

Please note that we won’t provide hard copies of the abstracts to save paper.

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  Tuesday 23rd July

1200-1700

PSYPAG Committee Meeting (PsyPAG elected reps only)

1700-2000

Drinks and canapes

1800-2000

“Skeptics in the pub” on campus: Psychology of magic by Dr Gustav Kuhn

  Wednesday 24th July      

08.00-09.15

Registration

Breakfast

   

09.15-09.30

Opening ceremony

Holly Walton- Outgoing Chair of PSYPAG

     

09.30-10.00

Keynote Speaker

Professor Sir Chris Husbands: Starting out – academic careers in the 21st century

     

10.10-11.15

 

Symposium: Health (x3 presenters)

10.10-10.35 Tahseen Ara Azad : Link between gastrointestinal disorders, memory, eating behaviour and stress

10.35-10.55 Kristina Newman: “People don’t know how severe some of them can be”: An exploration of beliefs and attitudes in adolescents with food allergy

10.55-11.15 Sanya Anjam & Humma Akram: Medication adherence: Women’s understanding of pharmacodynamics and risks associated with non-adherence of the oral contraceptive pill 

Symposium: Language (x3 presenters)

10.10-10.35 Anna Robson: How disgusted are you, and in what way? Validating words to measure the concept of self-disgust.

10.35-10.55 Nikki Dean Marshall: Interlingual Homographs as semantic primes in sentence contexts: does prime duration matter?

10.55-11.15 Josephine Urquhart: “I have no doubt”: Distinguishing the cognitive processes supporting decision-making using a language perception task.

Symposium: Clinical (x3 presenters)

10.10-10.35 Christopher Dawes: Divergent effects of Positive, Negative, and Disorganised schizotypy in Probabilistic Reversal Learning: controlling for motivation, metacognition, and psychopathology

10.35-10.55 Jeanne Wolstencroft: SOAR Study: New approaches to managing social skills deficits in Turner Syndrome

10.55-11.15 Megan Bean: Less than or equal to tea: A systematic review of the best possible future self ”intervention” literature

Workshop

Jack Andrews, Anna Greenburgh and Marie Mueller: Social network analysis for psychologists

11.15-11.40

Coffee Break

Posters

   

11.40-12.40

Symposium: Cognitive (x3 presenters)

11.40-12.00 Olly Robertson: ‘It Just Feels So Fucking Good’: How Does Swearing Influence Your Emotional State?

12.00-12.20 Vytautas Nastajus : Using fully-immersive virtual reality in episodic memory research

12.20-12.40 Rachel Nesbit Influences of social anxiety, depression and emotion processing on facial emotion recognition (FER) performance, and attention to facial features during FER.

Symposium: Body Image (x3 presenters)

11.40-12.00 Sandy Belle Rosales Cadena: Potential mechanisms of the relationship between self-compassion and body dissatisfaction in women

12.00-12.20 Oliver Clark: Mean and Lean: An exploration of Athletic Stereotypes

12.20-12.40 Nadia Maalin: Testing the effectiveness of a cognitive training program for body image.

Symposium: Cyberpsychology (x3 presenters)

11.40-12.00 Priyanjali Ratwatte: An exploration of fitspiration content on youtube and its impact on consumers

12.00-12.20 Rachael Thomas: Empowering Spaces? A critical discursive social psychological analysis of the construction of self-injurious behaviours on YouTube.

12.20-12.40 Adam Bates: ‘Let me do what I please with it […] don’t decide my identity for me’: LGBTQ+ youth experiences of social media in narrative identity development.

Symposium: Health (x3 presenters)

11.40-12.00 Rosie Martin: A pilot study using the CFHealthHub digital platform to investigate the relationship between adherence to treatment and symptoms in people with Cystic Fibrosis

12.00-12.20 Catrin Pedder Jones: A General Practice Intervention Targeting Registration on the NHS Organ Donor Register

12.20-12.40 Lyndsey Brown: Co-designing a behaviour change intervention for older adults living with cancer: Initial insights

12.40-13.40

Working Lunch

CPR University of Life Savers

Late Lunch

Yoga

Lazy Lunch

Posters

13.40-14.40

Workshop

Dr Paul Aleixo & Bambos Georgiou: Using Comics to Disseminate Research

Workshop

Theresa Wege: Data visualisation

Workshop

Olly Robertson & Dr Jon Sutton: Bringing Reproducible Science to the People – The Story of Change

Symposium: Health/ Neuroscience (x3 presenters)

Benjamin Butterworth: Drinking to regret? Piloting a mixed-methods alcohol study 

Shanara Abdin: The development of a 6-week programme in increasing physical activity to improve public health outcomes

Natalia Favila: The role of substance P and enkephalin in action sequence learning and memory

14.40-14.55

Afternoon tea

Posters

   

15.00-15.30

Keynote: Dr Dan Smith (Cognitive Psychology): Are cognitive processes embodied in the motor system?

     

15.40-16.40

Symposium: Education Psychology (x3 presenters)

15.40-16.00 Laura Oxley: Psychology of punishment in schools

16.00-16.20 Snigdha Dutta: Understanding Pathways to Resilience in Undergraduate Students: A Theoretical Approach

16.20-16.40 Kathryn Fradley: Identifying specific risk factors for mental health problems, in those with object naming difficulties

Symposium: Neuropsychology (x4 presenters)

15.40-16.00 Michelle Newman: “Let’s build an app” – the challenge of automating drawing-based neuropsychological assessments

16.00-16.20 Jack Andrews: Social risk perception during adolescence 

16.20-16.40 Rebecca Denniss: Is There a Role for Micronutrients to Support Recovery in Traumatic Brain Injury?

16.40-17.00 Eszter Porter: A TMS and EMG Study Exploring the Neural Overlap between Speech Perception and Production Processes

Symposium: Perinatal and Developmental (x3 presenters)

15.40-16.00 Suzy Hodgson: “Present but invisible”: New fathers’ navigation of perinatal services

16.00-16.20 Fathima Kodakkadan: A cross-cultural study of modelling resilience among the parents of children with autism spectrum disorder

16.20-16.40 Jade Parnell: Understanding attitudes and friendship behaviours towards socially stigmatised appearances in children aged 4-10 years 

CPR University of Life Savers

17.00-18.00

Drinks and nibbles

     

18.00-21.00

School sports/ It’s a PSYPAG knock out

BBQ

Drinks

 

 

  Thursday 25th July      

08.00-09.00

Registration

Breakfast

Posters

 

09.15-10.00

Keynote: Prof. Maddy Arden: Understanding adherence to medication in Cystic Fibrosis: A behavioural science approach

     

10.00-10.45

PSYPAG Award winners presentations

     

10.45-11.00

Coffee

Posters

   

11.00-12.00

Workshop 

British Library: Expand Your Knowledge Base: Using Libraries and Archives for Research

Workshop

Dr Jan Smith: Trainee transition

Workshop

Dr Laura Kilby: “It all began very badly”: Thoughts on successfully ‘doing’ academia

CPR University of Life Savers

12.00-13.00

Lunch

Posters

Late Lunch: Mindfulness

Working  Lunch: Heavy metal therapy

CPR University of Life Savers

13.00-14.00

PSYPAG AGM

PSYPAG AGM

PSYPAG AGM

PSYPAG AGM

14.05-14.35

Keynote: Emma Norris ECR

     

14.35-14.50

Coffee

Posters

   

14.50-15.50

Symposium: Health (x3 presenters)

14.50-15.10 Martin LambThe Change Exchange: Using behavioural science to explore antimicrobial resistance in Northern Ghana  

15.10-15.30 Maya Al-Khouja: Long-Term Mental Health Correlates of Social Supportive Relationships in a Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Sample

15.30-15.50 Jenna Gillett: Psychological and Rehabilitation Outcomes of MRSA-Isolation in Patients With Spinal Cord Injury

 

Workshop

Alex Lloyd: How to Turn Your Research Into A TED Talk

Workshop

Kelly Birtwell: The mindful way through postgraduate study: simple ways to support your wellbeing

Workshop

British Library: Expand Your Knowledge Base: Using Libraries and Archives for Research

15.55-16.55

Symposium: Clinical (x3 presenters)

15.55-16.15 Marie Mueller: The role of the physical environment in adolescent mental health

16.15-16.35 Anna Greenburgh: Conspiracy theories and paranoia – the cognitive psychology of how we understand group intentions

16.35-16.55 Kelly Birtwell: What elements are important to include in a brief mindfulness-based intervention? Mindfulness teacher and mindfulness course participant perspective

Symposium: Forensic (x2 presenters)

15.55-16.15 Sarah Wefers: Offender characteristics associated with transnational child sex offending: A systematic review

16.15-16.35 Oliver Merry: A systematic review of current knowledge on offender characteristics and offence differences between contact and non-contact child grooming offenders

Symposium: Qualitative (x3 presenters)

15.55-16.15 Joel Crawford: Embarrassing yourself that’s not exactly negative just a symptom of drinking alcohol – An IPA study of university student drinking

16.15-16.35 Alessandro MassazzaReactions during trauma among disaster survivors: A qualitative analysis

16.35-16.55 Claire Melia: “I wouldn’t smash a bottle of vodka”: Exploring discursive constructions, orientations, and justifications of alcohol use.

Workshop

Oliver Clark & Emma Henderson: Power Analysis Using Simulation

19.00 to late

Conference Dinner: Sheffield City Hall

Three course dinner and drinks

   

 

  Friday 26th July    

08.30-09.20

Registration

Breakfast

Posters

9.20-10.20

Symposium: Social (x4 presenters)

9.20-9.40 Tanya Schrader: The Dark Side of Conspiracy Theories

9.40-10.00 Darel Cookson: “If they believe, then so shall I”: Perceived belief of an in-group member’s belief in conspiracy theories predicts personal belief.

10.00-10.20 Becky Scott: “It’s All a Bit Cloak and Dagger”: A Foucauldian/Marxist Discursive Analysis of Representations of People with Mental Health Difficulties Who Claim Benefits

10.20-10.40 Madeleine Pownall: Can positive self-objectification diffuse stereotype threat effects in women?

Symposium: Education (x3 presenters)

9.20-9.40 David Hamilton: The Effectiveness of Immersive Virtual-Reality as a Pedagogical Method in Education and its Psychological Implications: A Systematic Review

9.40-10.00 Charlotte BagnallIt’s like me being the caterpillar moving up to secondary school and turning into a butterfly’: What emotional centred challenges do children, staff and parents at special schools face across the primary-secondary school transition?

10.00-10.20 Emine Simsek: Teacher Knowledge Predicts Students’ Understanding of Mathematical Equivalence

Workshop

David Smith: “Compassion & mental health: Why it matters for students”

10.40-11.15

Keynote: Dr Jennie Drabble ECR: “How do you know there is an afterwards?” – Making the transition from PhD to academia

   

11.15-11.45

Brunch

Posters

 

11.45-12.45

Symposium: Cyberpsychology (x3 presenters)

11.45-12.05 Ed Noon: Social Comparisons on Instagram and Adolescent Identity Development

12.05-12.25 Beatrice Hayes: Adolescent and child perceptions of the risks and benefits of social networking site use.

12.25-12.45 Emily Smith: Exploring the Perceptions of Cyberbullying & Cyber Aggression in Emerging Adults

Symposium: Cognitive (x2 presenters)

11.45-12.05 Arwa Omar: The relationship between executive function, theory of mind and academic achievement

12.05-12.25 Alex Lloyd: Are adolescents optimal decision-makers in novel environments? Examining exploration and learning in a patch foraging paradigm

 

Symposium: Research Methods (x3 presenters)

11.45-12.05 Ben Partridge: Reflective Bracketing and Reflexivity in IPA research

12.05-12.25 Emma Henderson: Reducing your Results Anxiety with Registered Reports

12.25-12.45 Rose Turner: Immersion in Fiction and Empathic Accuracy: Experimental Findings and Methodological Challenges

12.45-13.30

Farewell and prize giving