A series of provocations

A round-up of our reports from the Society's Annual Conference on the psychological impact of inequality.

In introducing the new-look British Psychological Society Annual Conference and its opening keynote from Professor Kate Pickett, current President Professor Kate Bullen promised ‘A series of provocations… to think about problems and solutions’. Here, we present our reports from the event, mostly around the conference theme of inequality. Includes online-only content.

Debunking the 'natural order of things'
Professor Kate Pickett’s keynote. GK

Funding good questions asked rigorously
Sir Mark Walport's keynote. ER

How can we ensure the NHS has the workforce it needs?
Anita Charlesworth's keynote on the NHS workforce. BCMcM

‘People who need help more get less’
Professor Eldar Shafir’s keynote. ER

Political powers vs Ivory towers
The Psychologist fringe event. ER

Towards justice with Team Science
'Hands across the waters' session. JS

Answering questions over Brexit
The Political Society Section's symposium on Brexit. ER

Inequality: the Japanese knotweed problem
Panel discussion about how our discipline can respond to the challenge of the psychological impact of inequality. ZS 

Frameworks for impact
Knowledge exchange and impact session. ABB

The school to prison pipeline
APA symposium on policies that unfairly target BAME and marginalised children. ER

Towards sustainable behaviour
A symposium on sustainability. BCMcM

Enacting lofty visions
A symposium on reducing stigma and challenging inequalities. ZS

‘We all have a responsibility to challenge sexual violence in universities’
From the student stream. MP

Psychology gets political
A personal path through the conference. BS

Plus… a new film from the British Psychological Society, called ‘We are Psychologists’ was launched at the conference. Find out more and watch it here.

And read our articles on the psychological impact of inequality here.

Your reporters
Dr Annie Brookman-Byrne, Deputy Editor
Professor Gail Kinman, University of Bedfordshire
Beth Clare McManus, Freelancer
Madeleine Pownall, University of Leeds
Ella Rhodes, Journalist
Zoe Sanderson, University of Bristol
Becky Scott, University of Huddersfield
Dr Jon Sutton, Managing Editor

Becky, Beth Clare and Zoe all attended the conference as part of our Voices in Psychology programme. Find their winning entries here, and get your thinking caps on for our 2019 question: ‘What makes a Psychologist?’.

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