Further success for Brilliant Science with University of Chester

Marketing Cheshire is hailing the success of Brilliant Science as another international conference is secured through the project.

The Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology (SRIP) has chosen the University of Chester to host its 40th anniversary conference in September 2020 following a bid led by Dr Liane Hayes, Senior Lecturer in the University’s School of Psychology. The bid was put together in conjunction with Marketing Cheshire’s Brilliant Science project.

The 2020 event will take place on 8th-9th September at the University of Chester and be attended by approximately 100 delegates. The 2019 event took place at City University of London, whilst the 2018 event was hosted by University of Lodz, Poland.

Speaking about the conference, Dr Hayes said: “The University of Chester has established teaching and research in pre-natal and post-natal and infant psychology and we are honoured to be hosting this special anniversary conference. The SRIP conference will be an opportunity for delegates to exchange research findings, develop research interests and research networks, and engage with clinical and academic partners. The conference will showcase the latest research in areas such as perinatal depression and anxiety, birth trauma, interventions, and parenting support. SRIP has chosen the city of Chester to host its 40th annual conference to bring its delegates, both national and international, to the north west of England for the first time in a number of years. Chester’s rich culture and history, together with easy accessibility from major UK cities and airports, made the University of Chester an ideal venue. Staff from the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Chester have recognised expertise in the psychology of reproductive and maternal health and are actively engaged in research in these areas.”

Brilliant Science leverages the UK’s reputation as a world leader in sciences to develop the north west as a hub for international association events, by making the most of the region’s scientific heritage and links.

Fiona Bebbington, Business Tourism Manager for Marketing Cheshire said: “This is the second international conference we have secured at the University of Chester as a result of the Brilliant Science project. It demonstrates the strong connections we have with our academic community and how highly regarded our academics are in their field, internationally. Through the Brilliant Science project we are continuing to work with leading experts in the region to build on this success and attract further conferences to Cheshire.”

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