SRIP Conference 2020

University of Chester

The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenging time for us all and we hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. The health and wellbeing of our members is paramount so, as a result of the evolving situation regarding the pandemic, the Society of Reproductive and Infant Psychology committee members have agreed that it is best to cancel this year’s conference that was due to take place in the University of Chester on the 8th and 9th September 2020. We will be holding a larger 3-day conference in September 2021, that will incorporate this years’ programme as well as abstracts accepted in next years’ round of submissions.

Abstract submissions are now closed.

Submissions are welcome from all areas of reproductive and infant health including:

  • Reproductive health & behaviour
  • Infertility and assisted reproduction
  • The transition to parenthood
  • Perinatal mental health & wellbeing
  • Fathers/partners wellbeing
  • Parent/infant interaction
  • Positive psychology and resilience
  • Innovation in treatment and services

The Scientific Committee of the Society of Reproductive and Infant Psychology’s 40th International Conference would like to invite you to submit an abstract for our conference in 2021. Showcase your research to an international audience and contribute toward discussions that will shape future research and healthcare. We are inviting abstracts for oral or poster presentations, symposia or workshops. Please click the button below to submit your abstract.

Abstracts can be submitted for:

  • Oral presentation or poster
  • Symposia
  • Workshops

Oral presentations or posters are brief presentations of research. We require a structured abstract that includes Title, Background, Aims, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. To submit an oral presentation or poster click here.

Symposia consist of a 1-hour session with 4 or 5 presentations on a particular topic. We require an abstract for the overall symposium theme, as well as abstracts for each presentation within them. To submit a symposium click here.

Workshops are 2-hour sessions aimed at improving clinical skills or research skills in specific areas of reproductive and infant health. They will usually involve 1 or 2 presenters but up to 5 are possible. We require names of the presenter(s) involved and an abstract for the workshop which includes Title, Aims, Content, and Learning Outcomes. To submit a workshop click here.

If an abstract, workshop or symposia is accepted, the presenting author(s) must attend the Conference to present. The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference by July 20, 2020 in order to have the abstract acceptance confirmed. If a presenting author is not registered by July 20, 2020, the Scientific Committee will remove the abstract from the program

  • Updated deadlines and dates will be provided next year.

Conference dates:

  • Updated conference dates will be provided next year.
  • Abstracts for oral presentations, posters and symposia should contain new information that has not been published before.
  • We strongly discourage submission of abstracts that contain incomplete data and/or analysis.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in  English.
  • Specify all abbreviations in full at the first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Use the abbreviation thereafter.
  • Check abstract thoroughly for spelling and grammar.
  • Do not include references.
  • Abstract presenters who are not bursary recipients will be required to fund in full their own attendance at the Conference (including Conference registration, travel and accommodation expenses).
  • All accepted and presented abstracts will be published online by the Society’s Journal: The Journal of Reproductive & Infant Psychology.
  • Bursaries are available for students, early career researchers and NHS staff to attend the Conference. If you would like to apply for a Bursary please see bursary information on the Funding page for further details. The deadline for applying for a Bursary is 20 April 2020.
  • For conference enquiries please email
  • Updated information and registration costs will be provided next year.
  • Registration costs are:
One DayBoth DaysConference package incl 1-night university accommodation + dinner**
SRIP Member£100.00£170.00£270.00
Student Member£75.00£125.00£225.00

Conference Dinner  8 September 2020

£45.00If booked separately
Pre-conference workshop for postgraduate students and early career researchers 7  September 2020£30.00
Monday night (7th) University Accommodation (for ECR delegates and committee members)

1-night University Accommodation for conference delegates *

Monday (7th) dinner on campus





2020 SRIP Conference Dinner


Information about pre-conference workshop

Early Career Researcher Workshop – Supporting Personal Wellbeing and Career Development

A pre-conference afternoon workshop on 7th September 2020 (12-5pm) is available for postgraduate students and early career researchers including a networking lunch. Following the workshop there will be an optional evening social event held together with SRIP committee members.

For 2020, along with giving participants the opportunity to network and socialise with peers, the workshop will be looking at ways to support your emotional wellbeing as a researcher. There will also be a session on skill development for writing and publication, and reflection on career progression.

What participants at the SRIP early career workshop 2019 enjoyed;

“The social lunch which was a great way to meet people in a relaxed environment. Really enjoyed and found it both useful and interesting.”

“The personal experiences of other graduate students, to hear what PhD trajectories in other countries look like, networking in a more informal situation.”

“As part of the organising committee, taking part in the workshop was a great experience. Having a friendly space to share ideas and explore new perspectives was as great start to the 2019 SRIP conference.”

  • Price is £20 which can be booked alongside registration and when making payment.
  • This workshop is open to Master’s and PhD students, Post Docs, and Research Assistants who will be attending the 40th conference.
Membership Enquiries

Dr Judi Walsh
School of Psychology
0.04 Lawrence Stenhouse Building
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ United Kingdom

General Enquiries

Dr Franziska Wadephul
Research Assistant
School of Health & Social Work
University of Hull
Hull, HU6 7RX