School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences


3 Jul 2017

Loughborough to host international psychology conference

Loughborough University is delighted to host the 10th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP), welcoming ISCHP researchers and psychologists from around the world to the event which runs from 9th - 12th July 2017.

The ISCHP conference brings together health scholars who are interested in exploring ongoing and emerging issues in critical research, critical theory and critical practice in relation to health and health care. The conference themes are:

  • Ageing
  • Diversity and Inclusivity
  • Innovations in Critical Theory and Method
  • Mental Health

Loughborough will welcome researchers and psychologists from 23 countries, including the United States, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland and Taiwan.

The event has been organised by Elizabeth Peel, Professor of Communication and Social Interaction at Loughborough’s School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, alongside colleagues Dr Laura Thompson and Kathrina Connabeer, and Dr Gemma Witcomb and Dr Carolyn Plateau of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

Professor Peel commented: “I am delighted that the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture is welcoming speakers and delegates from around the world to the 10th biennial International Society of Critical Health Psychology conference.

“The academic programme is very stimulating, with a range of presentations addressing the themes of ageing, mental health, diversity and inclusivity, and innovations in critical theory and method. The local organising committee and I anticipate a supportive, engaging and fun scientific meeting, which furthers international collaborations in health and wellbeing.”

The full conference programme is available here.