The International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development biennial conference and meetings were just held on the Gold Coast from 15-19 July 2018.
The mission of ISSBD is to promote scientific research on human development throughout the lifespan and application of relevant findings in the world. ISSBD currently has more than 1000 members in about 60 countries.
Chaired and organized by Professor Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck in the School of Applied Psychology and co-Chaired by Bonnie Barber, the conference on the Gold Coast included 6 Griffith Uni preconferences with about 80 scholars from around the world learning about topics such as longitudinal data analysis, loneliness, cross-cultural research and translating research into practice. The main conference attracted almost 800 delegates and included more than 80 symposia and 600 posters to convey findings of research. There was also a series for early research scholars, many parties and great networking events! Thank you very much to the almost 40 3rd and 4th year Griffith students who volunteered to work at the conference, and to the about 20 PhD and 10 psychology staff who participated by presenting their research and attending sessions!