Date & time

Thu, 7 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: Helen Pilcher (Author and Communicator)


“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.’

The Psychology of Psychologically Preparing for Paris Jonathan Smith, Performance Psychologist, Adaptivemind Consultancy

Explore how psychology is being used to enable Paralympic GB athletes and staff to thrive in Paris. We will understand how the mind works and how this knowledge is being practically applied in the build up to the Games.

Jonathan Smith

About Dr Jonathan Smith

Jonathan is interested in how to use psychological principles to help people promote growth, wellbeing and performance. He has applied this knowledge working within professional sport, business, and in educational settings.

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.

Dementia and The Musical Brain Lucy Core, UCL Dementia Research Centre

Music is a universal language that transcends cultural and linguistic barriers. It holds the power to evoke emotions, define experiences and call-back memories. In this talk, Lucy will highlight research that explores the brain’s response to music in people living with dementia and discuss how these findings can guide the development of music-based interventions.

Lucy Core

About Lucy Core

Lucy is a PhD Student in Prof Jason Warren’s Brain Behaviour Group at the UCL Dementia Research Centre. Her work focuses on the brain processes that support music perception and cognition in people living with Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia.