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Professor Suzie Skevington
Professor Suzie Skevington will give a keynote speech at the conference

Internal News - 10 September 2008

Bath welcomes top psychologists planning a healthy future

Over 700 psychologists have arrived on campus from around the world today as the University hosts the 2008 joint European Health Psychology Society and British Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology Conference.

Psychologists from the University of Bath presenting their research during the conference include Professor Suzie Skevington who will give a keynote speech on the challenges of assessing health-related quality of life in diverse cultures, and Charlotte Mounce, from the University’s Pain Management Unit, who studied how chronic pain sufferers respond to particular words.

During the four-day conference, which runs until 12 September, the psychologists will be presenting their latest research and findings, and discussing how psychology can be applied to individuals and groups to promote health, and even prevent illness, at a national level.

Martin Hagger, Chair of The British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology, said: “This meeting in Bath has drawn record numbers from Europe and around the world.

"During the conference, we will be exploring the latest health psychology research, and discussing how this research can be used to shape health policies and ultimately improve the health and lives of many people."