CUSP, Events, Political Psychology

The 3rd Annual UK Political Psychology Conference: 11-15th January 2021 FREE TO ATTEND

The 3rd Annual UK Political Psychology Conference gathers scholars at all career stages to analyse the big political questions of the day. The conference brings together a selection of leading and emerging academics in the field of Political Psychology from around the UK and beyond. 

The organising committee would like to welcome anyone to attend this conference who is interested in the psychology of politics and politicians; studying politics and/or psychology at any level; or working in a cognate field. The conference is entirely free to attend.

Across one week, in eight substantive panels, one methods workshop and a keynote-led roundtable, delegates will be discussing their latest research into enduring and contemporary political problems and phenomena. 

The School of Psychology and Counselling will be well-represented:


  • Kesi Mahendran, Sue Nieland and Anthony English present on Populism vs. the People: How citizen’s social representations of home destabilize national populism’s territorial vision.
  • Sandra Obradovic presents on The psychological and relational appeal of populism.
  • Panel 2 is chaired by Dr Kesi Mahendran.


  • Sebastian Bartos, Darren Langdridge and Jenny Lynden present on Lay Theories of Decreasing Homophobia in the UK.

In the workshop METHODS IN POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGYKesi Mahendran, Anthony English and Sue Nieland introduce Dialogical methods in political psychology

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual UK Political Psychology Conference

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