Talks

Conference Talks & Abstracts

(* Talks presented by supervised PhD Student; First Author = Presenter)

2018

Cookson, D.*, Jolley, D., Dempsey, R., Povey. “If they believe then so shall I” Examining the role of social norms and belief in conspiracy theories. PsyPAG Annual Conference, Huddersfield, UK, Tuesday 24th-Friday 27th July 2018.

Cookson, D.*, Jolley, D., Dempsey, R., & Povey, R. “If they believe then so shall I” Examining the role of social norms and belief in conspiracy theories. Talk presented at the Joint Keele and Staffordshire Psychology PGR Conference, Keele University, UK, Wednesday 25th March 2018.

2017

Dempsey, R. Understanding the psychology of male suicidality. Talk presented at the CHAD Health and Social Inequalities Symposium, Staffordshire University, 9th November 2017.

Dempsey, R. C., Owen, R., Jones, S. H., & Gooding, P. The role of social support in the psychological pathways underlying suicidal ideation in Bipolar Disorder. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual Suicide and Self-Harm Early Career Researchers’ Forum (ECRF2017), University of Glasgow, Glasgow, 8th-9th June 2017.

Calvert, S.*, Dempsey, R., & Povey, R. (2017). A qualitative investigation into perceptions of eating behaviours in high school students. Poster presented at the Midlands Health Psychology Network Annual Conference, Coventry University, Coventry, 2nd March 2017.

2016

Dempsey, R. C. (2016). Understanding the role of psychosocial factors in the experience of suicidality by people with Bipolar Disorder diagnoses. Poster presented at the University Hospitals of North Midlands Strengthening Partnerships Research Conference, Wade Hall, North Staffordshire Medical Institute, 12th October 2016. [*Recipient of the conference’s ‘Best Clinical Poster’ Prize]

Calvert, S.*, Dempsey, R. C., Povey, R., & Stewart, T. (2016). Investigating healthy eating behaviours in high school students. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society’s West Midlands Branch Conference, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK, 7th September 2016.

Dempsey, R. C. (2016). Understanding the role of psychosocial factors in the experience of suicidality by people with a bipolar disorder diagnosis. Talk presented at the British Psychological Society’s West Midlands Branch Conference, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK, 7th September 2016.

Spasova, L., & Dempsey, R. C. (2016). A qualitative investigation into young heterosexual males’ knowledge and attitudes towards pansexuality. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society’s West Midlands Branch Conference, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK, 7th September 2016.

Dempsey, R. C. (2016). Beyond Substance Use: Applying the Social Norms Approach to change dietary behaviour in high schools and promote cancer screening intentions in young adults. Talk presented at the 5th European Symposium for Substance Use in Students (ESSUS), Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France, 30th June 2016.

Burton, A., Hughes, M., & Dempsey, R. (2016). Using photo elicitation to explore quality of life in people with paraplegia and chronic pain. Talk presented at the  Midlands Health Psychology Network Annual Conference, Kings Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, 25th February 2016.

2015

Dempsey, R. C., McAlaney, J., Helmer, S., Pischke, C., Akvardar, Y., Bewick B. M., Fawkner, H., Guillen-Grima, F., Stock, C., Vriesacker, B., van Hal, G., Salonna, F., Kalina, O., Orosova, O., & Mikolajcyzk, R. T. (2015). Cannabis use in European University students: Are normative perceptions of peer cannabis use and attitudes associated with personal cannabis use and attitudes? Poster presented at the British Psychological Society West Midlands Branch Conference, Coventry University, Coventry, England, 7th September 2015.

Owen, R.*, Gooding, P. A., Dempsey, R., & Jones, S. H. (2015). A Qualitative Investigation into the Relationships between Social Factors and Suicidal Thoughts and Acts Experienced by People with a Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis. Talk presented at the Annual PsyPAG Conference, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, 24th July 2015.

Pischke, C. R., Helmer, S. M., McAlaney, J., Bewick, B. M., Akvardar, Y., Orosova, O., Salonna, F., Stock, C., Dempsey, R. C., & Mikolajczyk, R. T. (2015). Injunctive Norms Regarding Cognitive Enhancing prescription drug use among European students. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Antonio, TX, April 22nd-25th 2015.

2014

Helmer, S., Mikolajczyk, R., Pischke, C. R., Van Hal, G., Vriesacker, B., Dempsey, R., McAlaney, J., Bewick, B. M., Akvardar, Y., Guillén-Grima, F., Orosova, O., Salonna, F., Kalina, O., Stock, C., & Zeeb, H. (2014). Hirndoping von Studierenden in sieben europäischen Ländern: Eigener Konsum und Einschätzungen des Peer-Konsums von Medikamenten zur akademischen Leistungssteigerung. 9. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Epidemiologie (DGEpi), Ulm, Germany, 17th-20th September 2014.

Owen, R.*, Gooding, P. A., Dempsey, R., & Jones, S. H. (2014). Social Factors and Suicidality in Bipolar Disorder: A Qualitative Study. Talk presented at the 15th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour, Talinn, Estonia, 27th-30th August 2014.

Pischke, C. R., Helmer, S. M., McAlaney, J., Bewick, B. M., Vriesacker, B., Van Hal, G., Mikolajczyk, R. T., Akvardar, Y., Guillen-Grima, F., Orosova, O., Kalina, O., Salonna, F., Stock, C., Dempsey, R. C., & Zeeb, H. (2014). Personal and Perceived Peer Use of Tobacco among University Students in Seven European Countries. Poster presented at the 13th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, 21st August 2014.

Owen, R.*, Gooding, P. A., Dempsey, R., & Jones, S. H. (2014). Social Factors and Suicidality in Bipolar Disorder: A Qualitative Study. Talk presented at the Annual PsyPAG Conference, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, Wales, 25th July 2014.

Dempsey, R. C., Vriesacker, B., Helmer, S., McAlaney, J., Bewick, B. M., & van Hal, G. (2014). Using web-based social normative feedback for alcohol use in university students: Review of the literature and discussion of challenges and threats for future interventions. Talk presented at the 4th European Symposium for Substance Use in Students (ESSUS), Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research & Epidemiology, Bremen, Germany, 27th June 2014.

Pischke, C. R., McAlaney, J., Bewick, B. M., Helmer, S., Mikolajczyk, R., Zeeb, H., Van Hal, G., Vriesacker, B., Dempsey, R., Akvardar, Y., Guillén-Grima, F., Orosova, O., Salonna, F., Kalina, O., & Stock, C. A feasibility study of online social norms feedback to reduce alcohol and drug use in university students: Project SNIPE (‘Social Norms for the prevention of Polydrug usE’). Talk presented at the 4th European Symposium on Substance Use and Abuse among Students (ESSUS), 26-27 June 2014, Bremen.

2013

Vriesacker, B., Dempsey, R., Helmer, S., van Hal, G., & McAlaney, J. (2013). Online social norms interventions for substance use among students: a qualitative review of the literature. Poster presented at the 6th Annual European Public Health Conference (EUPHA), Brussels, Belgium, November 2013.

Helmer, S. M., Mikolajczyk, R., Pischke, C. R., Zeeb, H., van Hal, G., Vriesacker, B., Dempsey, R., Bewick, B. M., Akvardar, Y., Guillen-Grima, F., Orosova, O., Salonna, F., Kalina, O., Stock, C., & McAlaney, J. (2013). Personal and perceived peer use of toward alcohol use among university and college students in seven European countries: the SNIPE study. Talk presented at the 6th Annual European Public Health Conference (EUPHA), Brussels, Belgium, November 2013.

Helmer, S. M., Mikolajczyk, R., Pischke, C. R., van Hal, G., Vriesacker, B., Dempsey, R., McAlaney, J., Bewick, B. M., Akvardar, Y., Guillen-Grima, F., Orosova, O., Salonna, F.,  Kalina, O., Stock, C., & Zeeb. H. (2013). Illicit substance use: Comparison of personal and perceived illicit substance use of peers among students from seven European countries. Talk presented at the Annual Conference of the German Society for Epidemiology in Leipzig, Germany, 24th-27th September 2013

Stock, C., Helmer, S. M., Vriesacker, B., Dempsey, R., Guillén-Grima, F., Gündüz, A., Bewick, B. M., & Kalina, O. (2013). How to address university students with social norms messages to reduce drug misuse: Lessons learned from the SNIPE study in Europe. Poster presented at the 21st International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) World Conference on Health Promotion, Pattaya, Thailand, 25th-29th August 2013.

Stock C., Helmer S., Vriesacker B., Dempsey R., Kalina O., & Dohrmann S. Is the social norms approach feasible to reduce drug use among university students in Europe? Results from the SNIPE study. Talk presented at the 7th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference, Vestfold, Norway, 18th June 2013.

2012

Helmer, S. M., Mikolajczyk, R. T., Pischke, C. R., van Hal, G., Vriesacker, B., Dempsey, R., McAlaney, J., Bewick, B., Akvardar, Y., Guillén-Grima, F., Orosova, O., Salonna, F., Kalina, O., Stock, C., & Zeeb, H. (2012). Gender-specific differences in rates of licit and illicit substance use and associated negative consequences amongst German university students. Poster presented at the 5th Annual European Public Health (EUPHA) Conference, St Julian’s, Malta, 10th November 2012.

Dempsey, R. C., McAlaney, J., Akvardar, Y., Bewick., M., Dohrmann, S., Guillén, F., Helmer, S., Kalina, O., Mikolajczyk, R., Orosova, M., Salonna, F., Stock, C., van Hal, G., Vriesacker, B., & Zeeb, H. (2012). Social Norms Intervention for the prevention of Polydrug usE (SNIPE). Talk presented at the 9th Annual Conference of the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Other Drugs (INEBRIA), CaixaForum, Barcelona, Spain, 27th September 2012.

Dempsey, R. C., McAlaney, J., & the Project SNIPE Group. Project SNIPE: A European trial of a personalised social norms feedback intervention for polysubstance use in university students. (2012). Talk presented at the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) Annual Summer Conference, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, 29th June 2012.

Dempsey, R. C., Gooding, P. A., & Jones, S. H. (2012). Autobiographical Memory Specificity in Bipolar Disorder. Poster presented at the BABCP Annual Summer Conference, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, 27th June 2012.

Pischke, C. R., Helmer, S. M., Mikolajczyk, R., Zeeb, H., van Hal, G., Vriesacker, B., Dempsey, R., Bewick, B. M., Akvardar, Y., Guillen-Grima, F., Orosova, O., Salonna, F., Kalina, O., Stock, C., & McAlaney, J. (2012). Project SNIPE: Social Norms for the prevention of Polydrug usE. Talk presented at the3rd European Symposium on Substance Use in Students (ESSUS), University of Bradford, Bradford, UK, 8th June 2012.

Rossi, M., Dempsey, R. C., & McAlaney, J. (2012). Alcohol consumption in British student sports teams. Talk presented at the 3rd European Symposium on Substance Use in Students (ESSUS), University of Bradford, Bradford, UK, 7th June 2012.

Dempsey, R. C., Gooding, P. A., & Jones, S. H. (2012). Autobiographical Memory in Bipolar Disorder. Talking Heads Presentation and Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Meeting of the BABCP Special Interest Group for Bipolar Disorder, Lancaster University, UK, 24th April 2012.


Other Talks & Public Engagement

Dempsey, R. (2019). Psychological pathways to suicidality: Why we need psychological approaches to understanding suicidal behaviour. Invited Visiting Speaker Seminar talk, Keele University, 13th February 2019.

Dempsey, R. (2018). Psychological approaches to understanding suicidality and ethics considerations for suicidality-related research. Invited talk and facilitated discussion, North Staffordshire Assistant Psychologist Group, The Bennett Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, 28th September 2018.

Dempsey, R. (2018). Psychological approaches to understanding suicidality. Invited talk, Harplands Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, 27th February 2018.

Dempsey, R. (2017). Careers in Psychology & Psychological Research. Invited talk and workshop to be presented at the South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust ‘Take Over’ Day (CAMHS and Youth Emotional Support Service), Stafford, 17th November 2017.

Dempsey, R. (2017). The Psychology of Suicidality: New Developments in Theory & Research. Invited talk presented at the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Suicide Prevention Action Planning Stakeholder Event, The Bridge Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, 19th September 2017.

Dempsey, R. (2017). The role of perceived Defeat, Entrapment & Social Support in the experience of suicidality by people with bipolar disorder. Invited talk presented at the Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) Seminar Series, Staffordshire University/Stoke-on-Trent City Council/Staffordshire County Council, Stafford Chambers, 8th February 2017.

Dempsey, R. (2016). The role of perceived Defeat, Entrapment & Social Support in the experience of suicidality by people with bipolar disorder. Invited talk presented at the Centre for Health and Development (CHAD) Seminar Series, Staffordshire University/Stoke-on-Trent City Council/Staffordshire County Council, 23rd November 2016.

Dempsey, R. (2016). Why the Clinical Risk Factor approach may not be sufficient for understanding suicidality in Bipolar Disorder. Invited talk presented at the Showcase Seminar Launch Event for the Staffordshire Centre for Psychological Research, 22nd September 2016.

Dempsey, R. (2015). Understanding the role of psychosocial factors in the experience of suicidality in people with a bipolar disorder diagnosis. Invited Visiting Speaker seminar talk at Bournemouth University, 11th November 2015.

Dempsey, R. (2015). I’ll have what I perceive they’re having: Social Norms & Alcohol Consumption. Invited talk at the Stoke Psychology in the Pub series, BPS West Midlands Branch, The Glebe, Stoke-on-Trent, 11th March 2015.