2019 Conference Info


This year’s conference will focus on ‘Future Impact’ and how as researchers and practitioners operating in the field of environmental psychology and people-environment studies, we can position our work such that it might have a lasting impact on the sustainable behaviours and practices of individuals and wider communities.


There is an exciting programme planned, with two excellent keynote speakers confirmed; Dr Christopher Jones and Professor Wouter Poortinga and we will have an (optional) field trip into the Brecon Beacons to hear from Wardens at the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

This two-day conference will provide a space to present and discuss current issues within research on the interface between people and the environment. We will bring together researchers, practitioners and stakeholders to discuss what the future holds for the field and the impact it might have.

Effective research in the field of Environmental Psychology needs to have lasting impact. With global targets such as the UN Sustainable Goals for 2030 aiming to make huge global changes in the next 10 years, as researchers and practitioners it’s essential our work leads to positive change not just in the present but also into the future. Increasingly, it isn’t just large projects that needs to make long-lasting changes, but smaller projects too. For example, establishing lasting behaviour change or designing future-proof sustainable buildings. The overarching theme for this conference is “Future Impact”.

Abstract Submission:

To fit with the theme, we welcome abstract submissions and posters showcasing work with a focus on – or a consideration of – future impact. For example, longitudinal research, work with children as ‘the future generation’, projects that explore transitioning to future scenarios or long-term behaviour change. We welcome submissions from Master’s, PhD and early-career researchers.

We look forward to receiving your abstract before the 1st of June through the following form (https://t.co/hlPmXNQIzw).

Key Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 1st June 2019
  • Conference registration: Registration will open in June 2018. We will send out a separate registration form.
  • Conference: 16th – 17th September 2019
  • Venue: Cardiff University
  • Note: Abstracts will be blind reviewed. We aim to send out notifications by the end of June.


The conference is free to attend. However, attending the Waterfalls Trip will be £5 per person, this is purely to cover the costs of the coach.

A light lunch and refreshments will be provided free of charge. We will likely head into town to a restaurant and/or bar in the evening, at attendees own expense.

Attendees must cover travel to/from the conference and any accommodation costs incurred.

If you have any queries please email Conor John (johnch@cardiff.ac.uk) or Anna de Torrontegui (anna@raonspubliques.org).