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The North East of England Branch


Welcome to the website for the North East Branch of the British Psychological Society (BPS). We are a relatively new Branch of the Society, and we hope that you will be enthusiastic in attending events and making this an active and vibrant Branch. Please contact us with any ideas you have for events - your contributions will help ensure the future success of our branch!

The Branch officially came into being on 4 February 2003 when an open general meeting was held at York St John College to elect the committee and formally constitute our existence as part of the Society. Since then, the Branch has worked closely with the Leicester Office to ensure that Branch members have representation at all levels of the Society.

Currently, the Branch consists of some 3 380 members drawn from a geographical area that extends from the River tweed to the Wash and from Hull to the borders of Lancashire. In our first year we have held scientific events for all members at the Universities of Sunderland, Teesside and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Our committee includes academic psychologists, practitioners and students. The committee organises events and promotes psychology in the North East of England. All members of the BPS who live in the North East of England are automatically our regional members.

One of our aims is to be able to bring psychologists from different walks of life together to share experiences, learn from each other and get to know each other. At our inaugural meeting we made an undertaking to be a roving Branch and we are keen to ensure that we are able to reach all our members. We welcome anyone with ideas on how to improve/extend the Branch Activities - if that's you, please get in touch!


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BPS North East of England Branch Annual Conference
Health and Well-Being in the 21st Century: Towards 2050

Date: Friday 12 September 2014
Venue: Northumbria University

Call for submissions is open

The BPS North East of England Branch is holding its Annual Conference at Northumbria University the key theme this Health and Well-Being in the 21st Century: Towards 2050.

We are accepting abstracts for oral presentation, workshops, symposia and poster presentations.

We are keen to showcase psychological research that is being conducted in the North East of England so we have a ‘general’ category for poster presentations for any work that does not fit within the key conference theme. All contributions (symposia, papers, posters, workshops or seminars) that cover aspects of psychological enquiry relating to health and well-being will be considered.

The deadline for submitting symposia, paper, workshop and poster presentations is Monday 30 June 2014.

Please send your abstract of 250 words or less, Times New Roman, 12 point size, double-spaced to

Our keynote speakers for 2014 are:
Professor Vicki Bruce, Newcastle University
Professor Jim McKenna, Leeds Metropolitan University
Professor Kate Pickett, University of York

Further details and booking can be found on our conference website

Please feel free to forward this email onto interested colleagues.

If you have any booking queries, please contact KC Jones 01332 224506

Upcoming events

What really does go on Tour, and does it always stay there?: Psychology and Le Tour de France
Dr Andrew J. Manley

Date:Tuesday 1 July 2014
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Duke of York, Kings Square, York, YO1 8BH
To book: Click here

Annual General Meeting

the Annual General Meeting of the North East of England Branch will be held on Friday 12 September 2014, 1.30pm at Northumbria University, City Campus West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST.

NEEB Annual General Meeting agenda and reports

If you have any queries regarding the AGM, nominations or resolutions please email Member Network Services.

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