Book of Abstracts now



The MHPN conference programme how now been finalised and you can now view the document with all conference abstract below:- 


MHPN 2015 Conference Programme 



Bursary Available

We are now accepting applications for one bursary to cover the conference registration fee. All you need to do is complete and send us the bursary application form, available below. The deadline for bursary applications is Friday 16th January 2015.

Bursary Form: MHPN Conference Bursary Application Form.doc





Registration Now Open








 Instructions for presenters



First of all thank you to all those who submitted abstracts for either a poster or oral presentation for the MHPN 2015 conference in February. We have been busy over the past two weeks reviewing all submissions and are delighted to be soon announcing the successful presenters. Confirmation will be sent via email to all who submitted.


Below is the document with all the information presenters will need so please do take time to read through the instructions. 2015 Conference Presentation Guidelines.pdf





Abstract submissions deadline



The deadline for submissions is now November 30th 2014. 


The deadline has been extended to submit your abstract for the next MHPN conference! Our 11th annual conference is being held at the University of Derby on Thursday 19th February 2015. We will be hosting two fantastic keynote speakers: Professor Sarah Grogan (Manchester Metropolitan University), and Dr Neil Coulson (the University of Nottingham).


We are seeking abstracts for symposiums, oral and poster presentations on any research related to health psychology. Abstracts relating to all aspects of health psychology and related topics are welcomed from individuals at any stage in their research career. This conference is a great opportunity to gain experience of presenting your work to others!


Please visit to submit your abstract or to find out more information about the conference - the deadline for submission has been extended to Sunday November 30th 2014.


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 Call for submissions - Open!


The call for abstract submissions for our 2015 conference is now open - we welcome submissions from any area of Health Psychology. The call is open for oral and poster presentations and also workshops and symposia. 

Please select the submission form relating to your presentation abstract type: 


Once complete please send to with your surname and institution name in the subject heading of the email. 

The deadline for submissions is November 14th 2014. 


One more thing: Before you submit please read this brief note outlining some key submission points and answers to frequently asked questions at previous conferences.  


Registration will open soon - see you at the 2015 conference!   



 Call for Workshop ideas


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:

Thank you very much. 




Meet our Key Note Speakers:


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.


List of Sarah's publications.


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.


 List of Neil's publications.





Your conference team



Your conference organising team for 2014-2015 are Bethan, Puja and Sophie. We will be keeping you updated throughout the year with exciting updates so make sure to check our Twitter and Facebook.


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