For 26 years, the BACP Research Conference has been a place where researchers and practitioners come together to exchange ideas on important research findings, presented in open discussion with constructive critical debate and helpful dialogue. The conference fosters a climate where all are welcome to share in both the learning and social experience.

Over this time the conference has been attended by representatives - both presenters and delegates - from 23 countries, making it a truly international event.

In 2020 the conference was held online due to the coronavirus outbreak.

27th Annual BACP Research Conference:
Promoting collaboration in research, policy and practice

We’re aiming to hold our 2021 Research Conference in Manchester on 14 and 15 May 2021 with co-hosts The University of Salford and online.

We’re closely monitoring the government advice regarding in-person events, and we’re working to ensure a safe conference should we be able to go ahead in Manchester.

The conference will incorporate a live online event, including a selection of research paper presentations and a poster exhibition. As well as the livestream, we’ll invite anyone whose submission is accepted to pre-record their presentation remotely, to ensure we’ve captured the content if the in-person event can't go ahead. All presentations will be available to view online for six months, providing you with a platform to present your research to a wide audience. The poster exhibition will remain online until 1 November 2021.

The call for papers for the conference is now closed. For further information please contact