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Making a Difference: Impact for Impact

30 August 2017 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This event is free and open to both BPS Social Psychology Section members and/or SPSSI-UK members. Registration is required. See Pricing tab for more information.
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The “Impact for Impact” workshop will be an interactive session consisting of presentations and group/panel discussions, bringing together academic researchers and experts in the field of social psychology and impact to discuss and learn how best to engage in academic work that will produce action beyond academia.

For example, informing policy, applying psychological research practically, and engaging in public debates for the benefit of the greater society.

Please see the programme tab for further information. 

Please note:

  1. places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come - first serve basis
  2. This workshop is taking place the day before the Social Psychology Conference. Accommodation is available for the Wed night.

College Court Conference Centre Hotel
Knighton Rd,

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Professor Clifford Stott; Professor at Keele University, Co-Director at The Keele Policing Academic Collaboration (KPAC)  

Working title: Making an impact: crowd psychology and police reform.

Biography: Clifford Stott is Professor of Social Psychology at Keele University in Staffordshire and co-Director of the University’s Research Centre the Keele Policing Academic Collaboration (KPAC). His work revolves around crowd psychology, ‘riots’ and ‘public order’ policing. He works regularly with police forces, Governments and football authorities across the world. His research has been acknowledged in policy documents on the policing of crowds issued by the Council of Europe and the European Union. His research underpins policy reforms of public order policing in the UK, Sweden, Denmark and Australia. Reflecting the influence of his work he was awarded the 2014 ‘Celebrating Impact’ First Prize for ‘Outstanding Impact on Public Policy’ by the ESRC. In 2015 the ESRC also acknowledged his work as one of the top 50 ‘Landmark Research’ achievements of its 50-year history and he was, in the same year, awarded the University of Leeds’ Vice Chancellor’s Impact Prize for the Social Sciences.

Dr Will Thomas; Honorary research fellow at Sussex University and Consultant at Centre for Team Excellence (CFTE)

Working title: Having impact: How my research helped Women’s GB Hockey team lift gold in Rio

Biography: Will Thomas completed his PhD in the creation and development of high performing teams at Sussex University. In collaboration with his co-sponsors, The Centre for Team Excellence, Will’s research has been used to help many teams within sport (e.g., Women’s GB Hockey team), military (e.g., Royal Marines) and business. Will now works for the Centre for Team excellence and continues his research and close collaboration with Sussex University as an Honorary Research Fellow.

Dr Carlos Galan-Diaz; Research Impact Officer at the University of Glasgow

Working title: Personal Impact Plan (PIP): what to do with the impact agenda and how to use it in our research practices

Biography: Carlos Galan Diaz is a Research Impact Officer in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Carlos is an environmental psychologist by training and has spent his whole career working in topics to do with research and its applications. His PhD (Robert Gordon University) focused on psychological perspective-taking and emotion in environmental evaluation and environmental preference, while his BSc (Faculty of Psychology at UNAM, Mexico City) was a study about the disciplinary differences of tacit skills and tacit knowledge at UNAM.


Workshop 13:00 -17:40
Wine reception 17:40 -19:00


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