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Thank you!

The 49th APS Annual Conference was a great success, with positive feedback from members, delegates, presenters, sponsors and exhibitors. Thank you to each of the more than 700 people who attended and contributed to the conference and participated in the program of seminars, workshops, presentations, exhibition and social events over the four days.

Congratulations to Zane Quinn

Thank you to all APS Conference delegates who entered the competition to win a $150 Coles / Myer voucher by completing the feedback survey and answering the question ‘How would you make the next conference even better?’ Zane’s winning entry suggested increasing networking opportunities through ‘speed dating’ events, particularly for early career researchers and students, plus being able to share comments and engage with other delegates in individual presentations via the conference app.


We will be in touch shortly to provide each delegate with a certificate of attendance. We would also like to invite members, delegates, sponsors and exhibitors to share feedback relating to your conference experience. Your valuable feedback helps us continue to enhance each conference and deliver what is important to you. Keep an eye on your email inbox for a link to an online feedback form where we invite you to share your comments, experiences and suggestions. CPD certificates will also be emailed to you shortly.

You may have noticed a photographer at select events during the course of the conference. Keep an eye on this page, as we will be posting some of the shots for you to enjoy soon.

Thank you once again for your attendance at the 49th APS Annual Conference. We look forward to welcoming you to the 50th APS Annual Conference on the Gold Coast next September. What better location for a golden anniversary than the Gold Coast.

APS acknowledges with thanks the support of the event sponsors:

Silver Sponsor
Conference Dinner
Bronze Sponsor
Welcome Reception

Key Conference dates and times

Tuesday 30 September 2014
8.30am – 12.00pm: Pre-conference half day workshops
1.15pm – 6.15pm: Conference sessions
6.15pm – 8.00pm: Welcome Reception
Wednesday 1 October 2014
8.30am – 5.30pm: Conference sessions
Thursday 2 October 2014
8.30am – 5.30pm: Conference sessions
Friday 3 October 2014
8.30am – 1.15pm: Conference sessions
2.00pm – 5.30pm: Post-conference half day workshops

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Chair welcome


I am delighted to welcome you to the official website for the 49th Annual Australian Psychological Society Conference, to be held in beautiful Hobart.

In an increasingly complex world, society often struggles to adequately meet the mental and physical health needs of the population. In addressing these needs the psychology profession has a central role.  

The Conference theme of Psychology meeting society’s challenges provides an excellent opportunity for our profession to demonstrate its expert knowledge and skills in helping to solve a range of health problems.

The scientific committee is putting together a varied and interesting program of scientific and professional presentations that will engage participants via the inclusion of important and timely keynote addresses by distinguished names in the international arena, papers and posters from a wealth of talent in Australia and overseas, an exciting range of professional workshops, and those very popular ‘how to’ sessions delivered by expert practitioners.

The five star Hotel Grand Chancellor provides an excellent conference venue, right on the Hobart waterfront in the centre of the city. The hotel is approximately 15 minutes from the airport via taxi or shuttle. A range of accommodation options to suit every budget is available within walking distance.

The waterfront location offers a central departure point for many of southern Tasmania’s attractions, including the now world-famous MONA which is a brief ferry ride away, and Peppermint Bay cruises. The waterfront offers a colourful and lively weekly Saturday Salamanca market, and provides an excellent range of fine restaurants. The Coal Valley wine tour, which culminates in historic Richmond starts close by. Those conference delegates with a few days to spare will find beautiful unspoiled beaches up to Wineglass Bay and beyond on the east coast, and stunning scenery around Cradle Mountain (and everywhere in Tasmania!). Temperature daily highs in late October are variable, ranging between 15 – 26 degrees, with an average of 18-19 degrees.

Hobart 2014 offers those attending the Conference a wonderful opportunity to gain new skills and to hear about the latest research in a setting which facilitates discussion with colleagues and friends.

So, accept our invitation to attend the 49th APS Annual Conference and visit the historic city of Hobart. We are confident that you will leave the Conference and Tasmania feeling refreshed, both intellectually and psychologically.

Associate Professor Clive Skilbeck MAPS
Conference Chair
49th APS Annual Conference