Conference Information

The conference will be held on Friday 6th June at the University of Birmingham. We will open doors for registration at 9.30am and the conference will finish at 5pm. Lunch and coffee will be provided for delegates.

The conference will bring together researchers from around the UK to discuss and address the positive and negative impacts of modern technology on the mental health of children and adolescents.

The university is easily accessible by car or public transport. The venue in Muirhead Tower is a 5 minute walk from Birmingham (University) train station.

If you wish to speak to us directly about the conference, please contact us on:


9.30am Registration

10.00am: Welcome

Morning Session

10.15am Professor David Daley, University of Nottingham: Digital health and neurodevelopmental disorders

10.45am Dr Ruth Reed, Oxford Health NHS: Young people recovering from traumatic events: does modern technology help or harm?

11.15am Coffee break

11.45am Professor Peter Smith, Goldsmith University: The nature of cyberbullying and what we can do about it.

12.15pm Rachel Harrad, Wolverhampton University: The self on Facebook: self-evaluation and the impact on Facebook behaviour and affect.

12.30pm: Lunch and Poster Session

Afternoon Session

1.30pm Dr Nicola Yuill, University of Sussex: Using Technology to Pop the Digital Bubble?

2pm Dr Lila Kossyvaki, University of Birmingham: Robots in schools: Title TBC

2.30pm Coffee break

2.45pm Dr Sarah Williams, University of Bournemouth: User experiences of digital technologies for eating disorders.

3.15pm Silja-Riin Voolma, University of Cambridge: TBC

3.30pm Brandon Ashinoff, University of Birmingham: Positive effects of video games on cognition, education, and social behaviour

3.45pm Poster prize awards

4.00pm Panel Discussion

5.00pm End of day


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