Date & time

Fri, 29 Nov 2024
10:45 - 15:45


Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW

Ticket price

£25.50 + VAT @20%* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

For A level and IB students

Join us for an exciting day of informative discussions, interactive sessions and inspirational stories that will give your students real insight into psychology beyond the classroom. Our experienced speakers will deliver five engaging sessions that examine the theories and applications of psychology in the modern world.

The day will also include a special session on examination success designed to provide students with the tools that they need to excel. With polls and quizzes throughout the day and plenty of opportunities to ask the scientists questions, this event is a must for KS5 (and keen KS4) psychology students! Book now and let us help your students to realise their potential and discover the impact that they can have on the world.

Host: Steve Cross (Science Presenter and Comedian)


“An engaging and well run day with a variety of speakers from a range of areas to inspire our next generation of psychologists!”

— Tiffin School, Autumn 2023 —

Programme & speakers

'Mad or Bad' - the work of a Forensic Psychologist Dee Anand, Forensic Psychologist

What does a forensic psychologist do? Do we really work with psychopaths? How do we get to do it? Are all criminals mad or bad, or both? As the saying goes – you don’t have to be mad to work in this field… but does it help!? If you are interested in an exciting and challenging career then working as a forensic psychologist might be for you! This talk will tell you all about it!

Dee Anand

About Dee Anand

Dee Anand has been a practising forensic psychologist for over 22 years. His areas of interest include mental health, personality functioning and psychopathy, sexual and violent offending. He has prepared specialist reports in civil and criminal cases across the UK and is co-author of the soon-to-be released book, ‘How to Become a Forensic Psychologist.’

How does the human brain develop? The role of size and shape. Katie Long, Neurobiology Researcher, Kings College London

The human brain is responsible for a vast array of functions, from basic survival instincts to complex thoughts and emotions. But how do our brains develop and grow? How much does brain size and shape matter? And how do changes in brain development affect brain function?

Katie Long

About Dr Katie Long

I lead a research team at King’s College London that focuses on understanding how the human fetal brain develops to the right size and shape, and how the processes driving this development can go awry in developmental disorders.

How to engineer an extreme emotion Brendan Walker, Founder Director of Thrill Laboratory and Professor of Creative Industries at Middlesex University

Discover exactly how far you need to be dropped in the pitch black for it to become terrifying; what effect it has on your body and mind; why you might find it so thrilling; and the role of visual illusion.

Brendan Walker

About Professor Brendan Walker

Brendan Walker is a Renaissance Showman – a technology-inspired performance artist described by The Times as “the world’s only Thrill Engineer”. He originally trained and worked as an aeronautical engineer, before practicing as a digital artist and ride designer. He is Professor of Creative Industries at Middlesex University and an established TV broadcaster.

Working as a clinical psychologist with young people: practice, research and communication Lucy Maddox, Clinical psychologist, researcher and author; University of Bath

In this insightful talk Lucy will share her experience of working as a clinical psychologist, researcher and author. She will share her route into the work she does, and examples of what it is like to work clinically, to engage in clinically relevant research, and to share psychology ideas with a wider audience. The talk will end with a brief resource to help with stress management.

Lucy Maddox

About Dr Lucy Maddox

Dr Lucy Maddox is a consultant clinical psychologist, researcher and author. She loves to share psychology ideas. She works clinically with young people and families and researches compassionate healthcare. She has written three books including What is Mental Health? for young people aged 10+.

Living Without Memory Catherine Loveday, Professor of Neuropsychology, University of Westminster

Talk details coming soon.

Catherine Loveday

About Professor Catherine Loveday

Catherine Loveday is a Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Westminster. Her research focusses on how memories are formed, accessed and lost. She is author of “The Secret World of the Brain” and appears regularly on Radio 4’s All In The Mind.