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

Call for papers

In 2021, BACP and co-hosts The University of Salford will hold what we hope will be an in-person conference in Greater Manchester on 14 to 15 May 2021, alongside a live online event including a selection of conference presentations.

Further content from the conference will be available on demand until 31 August 2021, and the conference poster exhibition will remain online until 1 November 2021.

To submit an abstract for consideration by our peer review panel, please see our full submission guidelines. We welcome submissions until 2 November 2020.

If you submitted and were accepted for our 2020 conference, you're eligible to present that research at BACP Research Conference 2021. You can also submit a new abstract for consideration. For further information please contact