For 29 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 learning and network with other delegates.

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

30th Annual International BACP Research Conference: Enriching research, practice and policy with lived experience

The hybrid conference will be co-hosted by Birmingham Newman University in person in Birmingham on 17 and 18 May and online on 18 May 2024. 


Our keynote speakers are Dr Mhairi Thurston of Abertay University and Dr  Vanessa Pinfold of the McPin Foundation. 

The keynote discussion will be:

Power to the People: Shaping policy and politics with lived experience. 

Read the full programme for our BACP Research Conference 2024

Read the full abstract booklet for our BACP Research Conference 2024 (PDF 0.1MB)

Read the full accessible abstract booklet for our BACP Research Conference 2024 (Word 231KB).

Read about our BACP Research Conference poster contributors, below the programme on Day 2 of our conference.


The event will take place at the Park Regis Birmingham, 160 Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 1DT. 

Included in your booking are: 

  • four strands of presentation content including research papers, discussion papers, symposia and more (in-person only over two full days)
  • access to the livestream strand from strand one on day two (online only)
  • the option to include dinner for those attending in person. This will include a welcome drink during the awards announcement, a two course dinner as well as a selection of drinks on the table. Timings will be approximately 6.30pm - 9pm
  • an on-demand service so you can catch up on all the presentations and Q&A sessions included as part of the online programme. View the content an unlimited number of times, 24 hours a day 
  • a CPD certificate to download
  • the opportunity to network with peers and colleagues and through the event app

Book to attend our BACP Research Conference 2024 in person or online

After the event:

On-demand recordings will be available to catch up on the event from Thursday 23 May 2024 to Thursday 22 August 2024.