Main stage events

Find out more about our main stage events

There will be four main stage events across the three days of ECP2023, one for each of the major cross-cutting themes of the congress.


These are flagship events of the congress and will provide the opportunity for thoughtful engagement with each topic from a variety of presenters, including those with a policy interest in the field, psychologists with practice and research experience and third sector organisations.


The themes of each main stage event are:

Poverty and Inequalities and the impact of these on mental health

Tuesday 4 July, 1pm onwards

Host: Jon Sutton

Dr Bridgette Ricketts, Leeds Beckett University, Head of Psychology in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Prof Philip Murphy, Edge Hill University, Professor of Psychology
Tiago Pereira, Portuguese Psychological Association (OPP), Coordenador do Gabinete de Crise COVID-19 / COVID-19 Crisis Cabinet Coordinator
Germán Gutiérrez, IUPSys, President

Climate change and sustainability and the important role that psychology has in finding solutions to these problems

Wednesday 5 July, 1pm onwards

Host: Bjorn Ekeland

Ricardo Antonio Garcia Mira, People-Enviroment Research Group, Universidade da Coruna, Dept of Psychology
Irina Feygina, Lead Representative to the UN, American Psychological Association
Brighton Council representative
Peter Newell, University of Sussex, Professor of International Relations

The role of psychology in Conflict, Diplomacy and Peace

Thursday 6 July, 10.30am onwards

The Psychological response to the pandemic

Thursday 6 July, 1pm onwards

Host: Dr Roman Raczka

Carmen Bryce, Mental Health Europe/ Mental Health Ireland, Communications Manager
Dr Lisa Cameron MP, UK political representative, Chair of the APPG for Psychology
Péter Kéri, GAMIAN, President
Prof John Drury, University of Sussex, Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange, School of Psychology