Innovations in Health Psychology: Celebrating 21 years of Health Psychology at NUI Galway- 8th June 2015

user_809_balloon_21st_birthday_starIn 2015, NUI Galway’s MSc in Health Psychology programme celebrates its 21st birthday. In recognition of this achievement, the School of Psychology at NUI Galway and the PSI Division of Health Psychology warmly invite past graduates, researchers, practitioners and policy makers to a day-long celebration of Innovations in Health Psychology in Ireland.

On 8th June 2015, in the Aula Maxima at NUI Galway, a mix of invited speakers, panel discussions and poster presentations will showcase the past, present and future of Health Psychology at NUI Galway. The event will demonstrate existing work by Health Psychologists, nationally and internationally. The advancing role of Health Psychology in health-related practice, policy and research will be discussed in sessions such as “Spotlight on Health Psychology Practice” (supported by the Psychological Society of Ireland Division of Health Psychology), and “Pushing the DHP Logoboundaries: Exploring a role for Health Psychologists within research, practice and policy.”

Keynote speeches will be given by Prof John Weinman of Kings College London, UK and Prof Marie Johnston from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Prof Ruth Curtis from NUI Galway will close the event and present the inaugural PSI DHP Early Career Award.

An evening barbecue will provide an opportunity for all attendees to celebrate the 21st birthday of the MSc in Health Psychology at NUI Galway.

Attendance is FREE but you must register (by 27th May) at: Conference website. Spaces at the event are limited, so early registration is strongly recommended.  If you would like to present your work as a poster at the event, under the theme of ‘Innovations in Health Psychology’, you can submit an abstract at: Abstract submission website. Deadline for abstract submission is: 20th April.

You can find out more about the event on Twitter or Facebook. You can also email or call  +353 (0) 91 493101 for more information.

We are all looking forward to what promises to be a great day for the department, as well as some stimulating conversations about the future of our discipline. We hope you will join us for this event!


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