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School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

Workshop on Current Trends & Future Directions in Social Interaction

When: Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: , Mile End


One-day research workshop bringing together researchers from multiple disciplines to discuss the factors that influence social interaction

About this event

We are holding a one-day research workshop at Queen Mary University of London, intended to bring together researchers examining the factors that influence social interaction (with a focus on embodied social interaction) and in turn predict the well-being and physical health of an individual and initiate positive social change. The workshop is open to researchers in a broad range of relevant domains including social, comparative, cognitive, developmental, and clinical psychology, as well as neuroscience and computer science. 

List of confirmed speakers (more TBC)

Prof Isabelle Mareschal – Queen Mary University of London

Prof Patrick Healey – Queen Mary University of London

Prof Bridget Waller - Nottingham Trent University

Dr Elisabetta Versace - Queen Mary University of London

Dr Rogert Newport - Loughborough University

Dr Amy Pearson - University of Sunderland, GRRAND

Dr Gray Atherton - Edge Hill University

Registration to the workshop is free but spaces are limited.

We are inviting submissions for posters. Researchers and students of all levels are encouraged to submit their work. Please click here to submit your abstract by the 21st of March (midnight, GMT).

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical issues and empirical studies of social cognition and interaction (e.g., empathy, compassion, prosocial behaviour)
  • Evolutionary perspectives in social cognition and communication
  • Multimodal communication (e.g., gestures)
  • Body-representations and self-recognition
  • Interoception and intersubjective relations
  • Technology-based approaches to study social interaction (e.g., virtual and immersive technologies)
  • Therapeutical and clinical applications (e.g., ASD, aphasia, Parkinson’s, depression, anxiety)


Queen Mary University of London, School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences, Department of Psychology (key contact: Dr Paraskevi Argyriou,


Experimental Psychology Society 

*The workshop will be held in-person, but there will be arrangements for online streaming subject to demand.

**More information about the exact schedule and venue will follow.

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