ICSIH-3 took place in June, 2016.

Below are the original details for the conference.

The 3rd International Conference on Social Identity and Health

Customs House, 399 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4000

Customs House

Hosted in one of Brisbane’s premier function venues, ideally located in the inner-city overlooking the river.

Brisbane, Australia

Take the opportunity to network and present your research in a beautiful sub-tropical setting.

16 - 19 June, 2016

Starting at 5pm on Thursday the 16th, with a reception to meet other delegates and get things underway.

Superb Accommodation

Special rates in a range of exclusive inner-city hotels within walking distance of the conference.

Featured Speakers

We are happy to confirm that the following speakers will be presenting at the conference and will be part of what promises to be a very exciting programme:

John Berry

Professor Emeritus

Queens University, Canada

Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation

John has published over 30 books in the areas of cross-cultural, social, and cognitive psychology with various colleagues. These include Cross-Cultural Psychology: Research and Applications, (3rd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2011), Handbook of Acculturation Psychology (Cambridge, 2006), and Immigrant Youth in Cultural Transition (2006, LEA). John is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, and the International Academy for Intercultural Research, from which he received a Lifetime Contribution Award in 2005. He is also on the advisory board of the Social Identity, Interactions, and Well-being Program in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

Kim Matheson


Carleton University, Canada

Kim is a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, and Director of The Canadian Health Adaptations, Innovations, & Mobilization (CHAIM) Centre at Carleton University in Ottawa Canada. From 2007-2015, she was Carleton’s Vice-President (Research & International). She is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the Social Interactions, Identity, and Well-being Program of the Canadians Institutes for Advanced Research, and is on the Board of Directors for CANARIE, and the Scientific Board of the Institute of Mental Health Research at the Royal Ottawa Hospital.

Nyla Branscombe


The University of Kansas, USA

Professor Branscombe’s research has been focused on two related topics within the general area of the psychology of intergroup relations. First, she has addressed how group history affects interpretation and emotional responses to group events in the present. She has also pursued for some time how the meaning and consequences of perceived discrimination differs for members of historically disadvantaged groups in comparison to members of historically advantaged groups. This research has led to a deeper understanding of the nature of attributions to prejudice and how the consequences of attributing negative events to discrimination depend on the status position of the group. This work has revealed the importance of group identity for psychological well-being in groups facing pervasive discrimination.

Jolanda Jetten


The University of Queensland, Australia

Jolanda is a Professor of Social Psychology at The University of Queensland. Her key appointments in the last 10 years include: Director, Centre for Research in Social Psychology (CRiSP); Co-Chief Editor, British Journal of Social Psychology; Associate Editor, Social Psychology; President, the Society of Australasian Social Psychology (SASP); Member, ARC College of Experts, Chair, CRIRO Social Science Human Research Ethics Committee (CSSHREC).

John Helliwell

Professor Emeritus

The University of British Columbia, Canada

John is Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and co-director (with George Akerlof) of CIFAR’s program on “Social Interactions, Identity, and Well-Being”. He is also Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of British Columbia, a member of the National Statistics Council, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was previously visiting special advisor at the Bank of Canada; visiting research fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and of St. Catherine’s College, Oxford; and Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies at Harvard.

Alex Haslam


The University of Queensland, Australia

Alex has been at The University of Queensland since 2012 having previously held positions at the Australian National University and the University of Exeter. His research focuses on the study of group and identity processes in organisational, social, and clinical contexts. Together with colleagues, Alex has written and edited 11 books and published over 180 peer-reviewed articles on these topics. He has won several international teaching awards as well as the European Association of Social Psychology’s Lewin Medal.

Day 1: Thursday, 16th of June, 2016

5 pm – 6 pm Registration

6 pm – 9 pm Cocktail Reception

Three hour corporate cocktail package, including nine selected canapés, one noodle box, and a three hour beverage package, complimentary for all attendees. Visit our Register page for more information.

Day 2: Friday, 17th of June, 2016

8 am – 9 am Registration and Breakfast

9 am – 5 pm Conference Proceedings

Tea, coffee, pastries, and muffins on arrival. Morning and afternoon teas provided, plus a hot buffet lunch. To register to attend, visit our Register page.

Day 3: Saturday, 18th of June, 2016

8 am – 9 am Breakfast

9 am – 4 pm Conference Proceedings

7 pm – 10 pm Conference Dinner at GOMA

Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea provided. Conference dinner hosted at the Gallery of Modern Art in South Bank at additional cost. Dinner tickets include a guided gallery tour plus after-hours access to exhibits. To see pricing information, visit our Register page.

Day 4: Sunday, 19th of June, 2016

9 am – 5 pm Social Activity

Scenic river cruise exploring Brisbane with 2.5 hour stop at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, one of the region’s famous zoo attractions. Leaving from the CBD, you’ll see a colony of fruit bats, koalas, a platypus & hand-feed kangaroos! For details and to see pricing information, visit our Register page.

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