All the information you need to know about our 2015 conference.

 

 

 Call for Workshops

 

 

In preparation for the 2015 MHPN conference we would welcome suggestions for workshops. We have previously decided the content of the workshops but as we want to ensure that the conference programme meets your needs we want to hear your thoughts and ideas!

We will then review suggestions and put out a call for proposals later this year.

Please use this link to make suggestions:https://www.quicksurveys.com/s/Cj3e7

Thank you very much. 
 

 

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Key Note Profiles

 

 

Prof. Sarah Grogan 

 

 

 

Sarah Grogan graduated from Cardiff University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a PhD. Between her degree and PhD she worked at University of Illinois as a research assistant. Since then she has held lecturing posts at the University of Birmingham, Manchester Metropolitan University, Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville Florida (on a Fulbright exchange), and Staffordshire University. Sarah was promoted to Professor of Health Psychology at Staffordshire University in 2006, and in 2013 took up the post of Professor of Psychology Health and Well-being at Manchester Metropolitan University.

 

Sarah is a Health and Care Professions Council-registered Health Psychologist, and whilst at Staffordshire University she ran the Centre for Health Psychology. In 2002 she led the development of the first BPS-accredited Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology providing Stage 2 professional training in health psychology. She is Associate Editor of the British Journal of Health Psychology, and on the editorial boards of Body Image and Journal of Health Psychology.

 

Sarah is interested in body image and its impact on health-related behaviours including smoking, tanning, exercise and steroid use. Her sole-authored book Body Image: Understanding Body Dissatisfaction in Men Women and Children is now in its second edition. She is currently involved in various projects linking body image to smoking cessation, sun tanning, and exercise, and has recently led work investigating impact of an age-appearance morphing programme on smoking cessation. She is also interested in smoking prevention and is a grant holder on a Medical Research Council grant on smoking prevention. In 2013 she was elected to the Academy of Social Sciences for distinguished contribution to social sciences research.

 

A full list of publications can be found on: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=5umoyU4AAAAJ&hl=en..

 

Recent publications include:

 

Grogan, S., Gill, S., Brownbridge, K., Kilgariff, S., & Whalley, A. (2013). Dress Fit and Body Image:  A Thematic Analysis of Women's Accounts During and After Trying on Dresses. Body Image: An International Journal of Research. 10, 3, 380-8.

 

Grogan, S., Williams, A., Kilgariff, S., Bunce, J., Heyland, S.J., Padilla, T, Woodhouse, C., Cowap, L. & Davies, W. (2013). Dance and body image: Young people's experiences of a dance movement psychotherapy session. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 1-17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Neil Coulson

 

 

 

Dr Neil Coulson is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews where he became interested in health psychology after the appointment of Professor Marie Johnston and with whom he worked with for his final year dissertation. From this he moved to the Medical School at the University of Edinburgh where he trained in health promotion and health education before undertaking his PhD at the University of Exeter under the supervision of Professor J. Richard Eiser. He has held various lecturing posts prior to his current appointment as an Associate Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Nottingham. Over the past 10 years he has held various posts within the BPS Division of Health Psychology including Chair of the DHP Training Committee, Chief Assessor for the stage 2 qualification in health psychology and most recently the Chair of the Division of Health Psychology. Dr Coulson is aninternationally recognised expert in the field of online peersupport and has been working in this area for over 10 years.

 

Coulson, N.S. (2013). How do online patient support communities affect the experience of Inflammatory Bowel Disease? An online survey. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Short Reports, 4(8), 1-8.

 

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           Key Note Speaker

 

Announcement!

 

We are delighted to announce that the key note speakers for the 2015 conference will be: 

 

 Professor Sarah Grogan and Dr. Neil Coulson 

 

Prof Sarah Grogan will be discussing body image and its impact on health-related behaviours. 

See Sarah Grogan's academic profile here for more information:  http://www.hpsc.mmu.ac.uk/departments/psychology/profile.php?id=114 

 

Dr. Neil Coulson will be addressing our 2015 delegates about his fascinating self-help online research.

Find out more about Neil Coulson's research here: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/medicine/People/neil.coulson

 

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Save the date!

 

Our 11th annual conference date has now been confirmed: 19th February 2015.

 

The conference location will be University of Derby.

 

Please look for more updates on our twitter page @midshealthpsych

 

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Meet the conference team!

 

Your organising team for the 2015 conference is Bethan, Puja, Sophie and Aimee. We will be keeping you updated throughout the year with exciting updates.

 

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