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Important updates


The Communications Centre:
UOW, Wollongong Campus
Northfields Avenue
Wollongong, NSW, 2500

University building with students standing around outside


We welcome anyone to register and become a member of ASP, hence all registrations for the ASP 2019 conference include a free membership with ASP for 2020 (Jan 1st – Dec 31st). Reduced registration costs are also offered to students to facilitate their attendance at the conference, and encourage their engagement with the society. Self-funded Honours and other undergraduate students who are current members and wish to present at ASP2019 are eligable for a $200 Encouragement Award. This will be applied as a discount from the full (3 day) Student registration cost. Interested students should contact Frances De Blasio (, cc’ing their supervisor, who will be contacted for endorsement of student and self-funding status.

Day passes are also available for students who are not presenting and cannot attend the entire conference, however, these do not include a free membership. Click here to learn more about becoming a member of ASP.

Follow the link below to register for the conference or purchase a day pass. We look forward to your attendance at the ASP2019.

Registration Prices

Please note that if you attended the 2018 conference, your membership for 2019 is currently active.

Current Member Registration Costs
Early Bird * Standard
Student $320 $345
Academic $445 $495
* Early bird registrations close on the 3rd of November

Non-Member Registration Costs
Early Bird * Standard
Student $345 $370
Academic $495 $545
* Early bird registrations close on the 3rd of November

Student Day Pass Prices
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
$110 $70 $70

Only current (2019) student members of the society are eligible to receive student travel and presentation awards.
Register as a member today!

Conference Registration is currently closed.

Presentation Guidelines

Oral presentations

PowerPoint presentations should not exceed 15 minutes, and will be followed by 5 minutes for questions.  The session chair will warn you as you approach this time limit.

The lecture theater contains a Windows PC, document viewer, laptop connection facilities, and a presentation remote.  Slides should be loaded onto the presentation PC via a USB memory stick no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the presentation session.


Poster presentations

Posters should not exceed the poster board dimensions of 1.8 m (H) x 1.2 m (W).  We recommend poster sizes up to A0 (841 x 1189 mm) in portrait orientation, or up to B1 (707 x 1000 mm) in landscape orientation.  ASP2019 welcomes the new poster format; templates and additional information can be found here.

Posters should be provided to conference staff at the registration desk before the end of lunch on Monday November 25 (Day 1), or upon arrival.  Conference staff will hang the posters following afternoon tea (Day 1), and presenters should remove their posters at the end of the poster session.


The conference program is now available.


Meet the keynote speakers

Associate Professor Blake Johnson

Neuroimaging of speech articulatory motor control in the human brain

Blake Johnson is an Associate Professor of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University. His research program uses electrophysiological measures of human brain activity (EEG and MEG) to study the development and function of neural mechanisms associated with perception and motor function. His current work focusses on neuromotor control of speech in the developing human brain.


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Professor Frances Martin

Behavioural Addictions?

Professor Frances Martin joined the University of Newcastle In 2012 as the senior Psychology academic on the Ourimbah campus. She is currently the Assistant Dean Research Training in the Faculty of Science. In her time at the University of Newcastle she has conducted research investigating the cognitive processes which may be involved in behavioural addictions, particularly related to social media, smart phones, and the internet. She also conducts research investigating the interactions between attention and emotion.


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Professor Olivier Piguet

Lost in translation! – Social cognition disturbance in frontotemporal dementia

Olivier is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Sydney. A clinical neuropsychologist with over 20 years clinical experience in the field of ageing and neurodegeneration, he is the co-director of FRONTIER, the frontotemporal dementia clinical research group. Olivier trained in Geneva and Melbourne and completed his PhD at the University of Sydney, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT. His research program investigates early clinical markers of frontotemporal dementia, prediction of disease progression and relations to brain abnormalities. He is particularly interested in social cognition, memory and executive function. He has published over 220 peer-reviewed journal articles on these topics.


Conference dinner

  • The conference dinner will be held at LevelOne @ Harbourfront on Tuesday November 26, between 6:30 and 9:30 pm.
  • The dinner includes a gourmet 3 course meal and 3 hour drinks package.

Catered poster session

  • A poster session event will be held at the conference venue in the afternoon and early evening of Monday November 25.
  • This event is catered, with canapés and beverages included in the delegate registration, and all delegates are invited to attend.
  • For those purchasing student day passes, please ensure that you purchase for Monday 25 in order to attend this event.

Early & Mid Career Researcher event

  • This event will be held at the conference venue during the last session of the Tuesday November 26.
  • Join our panel members, including emerging and established EMCRs, as they share their thoughts, experiences, and advice, on topical career related issues.
  • Our accomplished EMCR panel members include: Dr Genevieve Steiner, Dr Edwin Lim, Dr Briony Larance, Dr Diana Karamacoska, and Dr Jeremy Lum.
  • All student and EMCR delegates are encouraged to attend.

Sponsorship and Exhibitions

We are seeking corporate partners who may wish to sponsor this event in 2019. The ASP is a non‐profit professional scientific society and any funds provided will only be used to assist the society in meeting the costs for the 2019 annual conference. Benefits of sponsorship include the chance to advertise your products, services, and/or organisation to the majority of psychophysiology researchers in Australia, as well as other international delegates. Please contact Prof Robert Barry or Mr Jack Fogarty for more information regarding sponsorship opportunities for ASP2019 and to organise your company’s sponsorship package today!




ASP 2019 Organising Committee

Lead Conveners: Prof Robert Barry and Dr Frances De Blasio

Conference Operations Team: Prof Stuart Johnstone, Dr Sue Thomas, Dr Lisa Marie-Greenwood, Dr Adam Verrender, Ms Jessica Mills, Mr Jack Fogarty

Contact details of the Executive

ASP Executive committee

President: Dr. Genevieve Steiner

Treasurer: Prof. Robert J Barry

Secretary: Dr. Danielle Mathersul

Past-President: Dr. Frances De Blasio