Keele University

Keele University

We are delighted to be going to Keele University this year for our annual conference. The university is well placed for transport links to the whole country with good road and rail links. The campus estate is one of the exceptional features of the University, and delegates might well like to explore the excellent park. A one hundred acre area of the estate, adjacent to Keele Hall, has designated conservation status and includes many architectural and landscape features dating from 19th century.

Keele Conferences attracts over 100,000 visitors, guests and delegates throughout the year for a variety of conferences and events. They recently received awards for their value for money and for their banqueting staff.

Recently awarded Gold for the Best Value for Money Conference Venue & Best Conference and Banqueting Staff at the 2008 Meetings and Incentive Travel Awards, Keele University is now firmly established as one of the country’s top academic conference and event venues.

Psychology at Keele

www.keele.ac.uk/depts/ps/psyhome.htm

Psychology is one of the longest established academic disciplines at Keele University. They offer one of the most popular undergraduate degree subjects in the university and currently have about 600 undergraduate students studying for a dual honours degree in either Psychology or Applied Psychology combined with one of 30 other subjects.

There are approximately 20 academic staff in the school all of whom are actively involved in a wide range of research activities. The School has three main research groupings: Social and developmental; Cognition and Neuropsychology; and Applied Psychology, which includes music psychology.

Some of the research areas include

  • Social identity
  • Stereotyping and inter group conflict
  • Bullying
  • Time perception
  • Football heading as a cause of neuropsychological deficits
  • Cognitive neuropsychological investigations of psychiatric and neurological patients
  • Health psychology, social-community psychology, ecopsychology
  • Music psychology; musical skill and development, everyday engagement with music, tone-deafness
  • Counselling psychology (qualitative approaches, narrative)