Future Meetings and Workshops

EPS Meeting: Keele University. 30 March – 1 April 2022.

This hybrid meeting is scheduled to include the 20th Mid-Career Lecture by Kate Nation (with an accompanying symposium organised by Joanne Taylor). This meeting will also include the 10th Frith Prize Lecture by Jennifer Murphy and the joint 11th Frith Prize Lectures by Moataz Assem and Matthew Mak.

The portal for Oral Presentations is now closed.

Portal for Poster Presentations.

Local Organiser: Jim Grange

EPS Meeting: University of Stirling. 13 – 15 July 2022.

This meeting is scheduled to include the 50th Bartlett Lecture by Melvyn Goodale (with an accompanying symposium organised by Gavin Buckingham) and the 2022 EPS / BSA Undergraduate Prize talk by Caitlin Naylor.

In addition, we will be opening a portal for members and their guests to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations.

Local Organiser: Peter Hancock

Research Workshop: Understanding real-world distortions to time: who, what, why and when?

To be held at Livepool John Moores University. 21st April 2022.
Organiser: Ruth Ogden

We are pleased to announce a one day workshop exploring real-world temporal experience. The workshop will include talks from Ruth Ogden (LJMU), Marc Wittmann (Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health), Joanna Witowska (University of Warsaw), Dan Poole (University of Sheffield), Luke Jones (University of Manchester), Sylvie Droit-Volet (Université Clermont Auvergne) and John Wearden (Keele University). Talks will explore current research and theory exploring the cognitive, emotional, psychophysiological and social underpinnings of real-world temporal experience. The workshop will also include round table discussions to identify and develop priority questions for future research into real world temporality.

To attend please contact r.s.ogden@ljmu.ac.uk.

Research Workshop: ‘Body-up’: Current trends and future directions on embodiment and social interaction. Perspectives from comparative, social & experimental psychology, neuroscience and new technologies.

To be held at the Department of Biological & Experimental Psychology, Queen Mary University of London, Spring 2022 (TBC).

The capacity to effectively interact with others in a multimodal and constantly changing world generates positive impact on social, emotional and physical well-being. Many factors including biology, genetics, developmental experience, technology and the environment influence cognitive processes underlying social interaction. Looking for a common denominator in these factors, researchers have turned to our bodies, and propositions that our sensory experiences and the way we perceive and use our own body is crucial for enhancing our ability to connect with ourselves, others and the world have recently found increasing acceptance. As such, embodied social interaction has gained a place in the research agenda across multiple domains including comparative, social, cognitive, and clinical branches of psychology, as well as neuroscience and computer science. Each discipline has its own insights and methods but a comprehensive overview of how the body contributes to social interaction is missing.

The future of research in embodied social interaction would have to integrate lab-based and field research, clinical approaches and the development of new technologies. This one-day research workshop aims to facilitate the dialogue between these approaches and contribute towards a comprehensive view of how embodied social cognition has evolved and developed across species, and how the body and multimodal communication relate to social interaction and can initiate positive social change.

The event will be open and free to researchers of all levels. We will invite abstract submissions for short talks and posters. Submissions will be reviewed and selected based on relevance and soundness.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
● Theoretical issues and empirical studies of social cognition and interaction (e.g., empathy, social learning, compassion, prosocial behaviour)
● Evolutionary perspectives in social cognition and communication
● Embodied social cognition
● Verbal and nonverbal communication (e.g., gestures)
● Body-ownership and agency
● Body-representations and self-recognition
● Interoception and intersubjective relations
● Technology-based approaches to study social interaction (e.g., virtual and immersive technologies)
● Therapeutical and clinical applications (e.g., aphasia, Parkinson’s, ASD)

Organiser: Paraskevi Argyriou

Research Workshop: Celebrating Dorothy: A Festschrift for Dorothy V. M. Bishop.

To be held at The Royal Society, London. Date: 27th & 28th June 2022.

Dorothy Bishop retires in 2022. Plans are underway for a two-day scientific meeting showcasing research inspired by Dorothy’s contributions. We have two major themes: language development and disorder, from neurobiology through to intervention, and reproducibility and open science. Throughout, we’ll hear from keynote speakers and early career researchers, including some of the many people who have benefited from Dorothy’s wisdom and mentorship. We’re planning fun and celebration as we look back over Dorothy’s amazing career along with reflections on where we are now and where our science is going.

Further information: https://celebratingdorothy.web.ox.ac.uk/home

Organisers: Kate Nation, Kate Watkins, Courtenay Norbury and Amy Orben

EPS Meeting: University College London. January 2023.

This meeting is scheduled to include the 51st Bartlett Lecture by Robert Logie (with an accompanying symposium organised by Alicia Forsberg) and the 29th EPS Prize Lecture by Catherine Manning (with an accompanying symposium).

In addition, we will be opening a portal for members and their guests to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations.

Local Organiser: TBC

EPS Meeting: University of Plymouth. April 2023.

Local Organiser: Alastair Smith

EPS Meeting: Swansea University. July 2023.

This meeting will include the 21st Mid-Career Lecture by Gareth Gaskell (with an accompanying symposium organised by Jelena Mirkovic, Matt Davis and Jenni Rodd).

Local Organiser: Jeremy Tree

EPS Meeting: University College London. January 2024.

Local Organiser: TBC

EPS Meeting: Nottingham Trent University. April 2024.

Local Organiser: Duncan Guest

EPS Meeting: University of York. July 2024.

Local organiser: Aidan Horner

EPS Meeting: University College London. January 2025.

Local Organiser: TBC

EPS Meeting: TBC. April 2025.

Local Organiser: TBC

EPS Meeting: TBC. July 2025.

Local organiser: TBC