Next ISCHP Conference

Ngā mihi mahana e ngā hau e whā. Nau mai, haere mai i te tau 2021 o te hui o ISCHP. Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa! | Warm greetings to all of you, from the four corners of the world. Welcome to the ISCHP 2012 Biennial conference. Greetings to one and all!

We are delighted to announce our first hybrid conference to be held 22 – 25 August 2021.

The 12th Biennial Conference, ‘Ngā rau matatiki‘, will bring together scholars and practitioners with an interest in critical health psychology from across the globe. This conference will take a hybrid form to allow attendance across time zones, both in person and virtually via 5 conference Hubs. The hybrid format will facilitate greater reach and participation, extended contact, meaningful interaction, and of course, greater cost-effectiveness.

The conference features:

  • Hubs catering to multiple time zones
  • Dynamic virtual conference platform –
  • Virtual networking with colleagues from around the world
  • An extensive catalogue of open oral presentations on-demand
  • Virtual poster presentation
  • On-demand access available post-conference

The goal is ensure a programme that is dynamic, interactive, and retains people’s interest and participation, regardless of whether they are attending in person or remotely. To do so, we will use a virtual event platform that integrates presentations, breakout sessions, networking/social functions, 1:1 meetings, and interactivity. The conference will therefore stay true to ISCHP’s distinctive combination of forming connections with others (through virtual networking and other activities) and a range of presentation formats such as Pecha Kucha talks and 5-Minute Challenges, as well as regular length talks, poster presentations, and keynote talks.

Conference hubs

The main hub will be hosted at Victoria University of Wellington in Aotearoa New Zealand (GMT+13); it will have both in-person and virtual components. There will also be 4 Virtual hubs

  1. Brisbane (Australia, GMT+10) hosted by Dr Jenny Setchell, University of Queensland

2. Guelph (Canada, GMT-5): Alexis Fabricius and Mikaela Beijbom, University of Guelph

3. London (UK, GMT) hosted by Dr Lilith Whiley, Birkbeck, University of London

4. Santiago (Chile, GMT-3) hosted by MD Isidora Paiva, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez


We are working to keep the cost of registering for the conference as low as possible and to make the conference as accessible as we can make it. Registration costs will be advertised in early 2021 and will include full conference participation via the online platform.

In closing

In the spirit of challenging the colonial nature of mainstream psychology and the associated silencing of diversity, we will be working to develop a conference that is genuine in our engagement with tikanga and mātauranga Māori (local customs and knowledge) and to demonstrate some of the world-leading ways that Māori and non-Māori are working together and seeking health equity in Aotearoa.

Ngā manaakitanga nā te Roopu Awhina / Best wishes from the Local Organising Committee: Dr Ally Gibson, Dr Tracy Morison, Prof Antonia Lyons, Prof Sarah Riley, Dr Andrea LaMarre, Dr Sarah Herbert, Dr Julia Ioane, Dr Octavia Calder-Dawe, Dr Gareth Terry, Ash Gillon, Dr Cat Pausé