CfP Critical Health Psychology ( #cfp #criticalpsychology #health) Call for Papers: 8th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology; Bradford, UK; 22-24 July 2013

Call for Papers: 8th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology; Bradford, UK; 22-24 July 2013

The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) will be held at the University of Bradford in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, 22nd-24th July 2013

This conference is being organised by a consortium comprising the universities of Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds Metropolitan and Manchester Metropolitan. Held every two years, the ISCHP conference provides an opportunity to explore ongoing and emerging issues in critical research, critical theory and critical practice in relation to health and health care. As well as a growing body of critical health psychologists, it attracts a wide range of others, including: health service providers, users and activists and students and scholars in a diversity of disciplines that take a critical orientation to health, illness and healthcare.

We work hard to make ISCHP conferences collaborative and welcoming, offering inspirational and high-quality presentations, including from many of the most respected critical health scholars from around the world and from a range of disciplines. However, the conference programme goes well beyond the usual to include a diversity of presentation formats and a great social programme. ISCHP is especially committed to encouraging creativity and debate, and to supporting students, teachers and researchers starting out in this field.

The ISCHP 2013 conference will be a three-day meeting with workshops on 21st July before the academic programme and lots going on.

Conference themes
We welcome submissions on any topic or theme that takes a critical stance on any aspect of health or health care. At the same time, we will broadly organise the conference around four key themes:
Health in places and times of austerity
The Impact of Critical Health Psychology
Shifting Boundaries and Health
Community Action and Health

Deadline for submissions for the conference are:
1 February 2013 (for early review)
8 March 2013 (final deadline)

Registration will open shortly. For information the Full Conference Package (includes conference registration, workshop attendance on Sunday 21st, daytime refreshments, wine reception at the Media Museum and the Conference Dinner but not accommodation)

Early bird (by 24 May) £300
Student/concessions early bird (by 24 May) £200

After 24 May £375
Student/concessions after 24 May £250

You can also now book accommodation and there is information about applying for a bursary at

Full information about submission is available at

Please circulate this message to your networks, and attached is a flyer for your noticeboards.

We look forward to seeing you in Bradford

The ISCHP 2013 Conference Organising Committee

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