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Psychology department hosts BPS conference

Cognitive Psychologists from across the globe travelled to Liverpool Hope for the British Psychological Society (BPS) Cognitive Section Annual Conference 2018.

Dr Dan Clark and the Department of Psychology hosted 145 delegates across three days, at a conference that featured 105 talks and 31 posters, covering a wide range of contemporary issues in Cognitive Psychology.

At the centre of the programme were three distinguished keynote addresses delivered by Professor Fernand Gobet (University of Liverpool), Professor James Nairne (Purdue University, USA) and the BPS Cognitive Section Annual Prize Winner Dr Joanne Taylor (Aston University).

Dr Clark said: “The conference has received excellent feedback and was a great opportunity to showcase both the Department of Psychology and Liverpool Hope University to the wider academic community.”

The attendees represented a significant variety of Cognitive Psychologists, in terms of both career stage – from early career researchers and PhD students to prominent professors – to where they are based. As well as speakers from the UK, delegates travelled from as far as Australia, Belgium, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, USA, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland.