London Met hosts one of the world’s largest psychology conferences

London Metropolitan University hosted the 60th annual TEAP conference which brought together world-leading psychology researchers.

Date: 16 May 2019

London Metropolitan University hosted over 400 academics from across the globe for the annual Tagung Experimentell Arbeitender Psychologen (TEAP) conference.

TEAP is a popular psychological research conference for scientists working in Experimental Psychology across the world. It has a long-standing tradition and has run at a different university each year since 1959.

Held on 15-17 April 2019 in London Met’s state-of-the-art Roding building, the conference welcomed over 1200 authors and over 400 presentations to bring together the best of experimental psychology. 2019 marked the first year the conference was held in England.

The conference was organised by Professor Dr Chris Lange-Kuettner, senior lecturer in Psychology at London Met. Professor Dr Lange-Kuettner also organised evening entertainment at the prestigious Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath.

She said: “The TEAP 2019 programme was really comprehensive. We had 14 symposia and 21 sessions with individual presentations.

“I thank colleagues who organised, or accepted invitations to chair these sessions. We also had three parallel poster sessions which are thematically sorted so attendees could walk right into their research area.

“Conferences, such as these, show the heartbeat of London Met and really highlight our University’s aim – to make a real difference to real people. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a huge success.”

The conference was attended by 98 German universities, 33 UK universities, 10 US universities, nine Swiss universities, seven Dutch and seven Austrian universities, six Hungarian universities, five Spanish universities, and universities from Israel, Pakistan, China, France, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Australia, Portugal, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Denmark, New Zealand and Belgium.

One of the keynote speakers, Professor David Shanks, from University College London (UCL), said: “Brilliant conference, hats off to you! And thanks so much for inviting me to give one of the keynotes. Both our symposia yesterday were excellent, everyone seemed to genuinely enjoy them.”

With thanks to Professor Dr Lange-Kuettner for organising the conference.