Important Updates

  • Abstract submissions are now closed
  • The keynote speakers have been announced
  • Registration is closed
  • Thank you to our delegates and sponsors for your contributions to our first conference since the pandemic


    King’s College
    72 Upland Rd
    St Lucia QLD 4072



Delegate registrations have closed.

Current members are eligible for discounted registration, and student members of the Society are eligible to receive student travel and presentation awards.  If you are not a current member you can join today.

Registration Prices

Please note that if you attended the 2021 conference, your membership for 2022 is currently active.

Current Member Registration Costs
Early Bird * Standard
Student $240 $290
Academic $285 $335
* Early bird registrations close on the 14th of November

Non-Member Registration Costs
Early Bird * Standard
Student $265 $315
Academic $310 $360
* Early bird registrations close on the 14th of November

Student Day Pass Prices

Accomodation Option: We have 50 rooms (single or double occupancy with shared baths) set aside at King’s College for the very affordable rate of $80 per person per night; minimum 2 nights required. If you are interested, please contact Eric Vanman who will arrange an invoice and finalise your details. Deadline: November 14th.

Conference Registration is currently closed.


Oral presentations

Oral 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 theatre (i.e., “The Chapel”) contains a Mac, document viewer, laptop connection facilities, and a presentation remote. Slides should be loaded onto the presentation Mac via a USB memory stick no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the presentation session. You are also welcome to connect your own laptop, provided you have the necessary cables to do so.

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.  We welcome the new poster format.
Posters should be set up on arrival on Thursday between 3 and 5 pm. You will have the option to use BluTack or pushpins to mount your poster, depending on which space you are assigned. Presenters should stand near their posters during the poster session, and they can leave their posters up until Saturday.


The Conference Program is now available.

Please note that you should plan to arrive at the conference between 3 and 5 pm on Thursday to register, pick up your key (if you are staying at Kings), and set up your poster.  All posters will be presented on Thursday evening during the welcome reception.

Meet the keynote speakers

Associate Professor Fiona Kumfor

Understanding the social brain: The potential application of psychophysiology in dementia

Dr Fiona Kumfor holds a Masters of Clinical Neuropsychology (Macquarie University) and a PhD in Neuroscience (University of New South Wales). She is currently an NHMRC Career Development Fellow (2019-2023), Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and registered Clinical Neuropsychologist with AHPRA. Combining her clinical training in neuropsychology and research expertise in cognitive neuroscience her work investigates social cognition in clinical syndromes with a focus on dementia, and aims to improve diagnosis and prognosis of dementia, while also informing neurobiological models of complex human behaviours.

Professor Tom Johnstone

Emotion, perception, the brain & the body

Professor Johnstone completed a BSc in Physics (Western Australia), postgraduate research in cognitive science and psychology (Western Australia & Geneva, Switzerland), postdoctoral research in cognitive neuroscience (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA), and was Head of Brain Imaging (Reading, UK). His interests include the neural basis of cognition and emotion, in particular the role of cognitive and attentional processes in regulating emotion, brain-body interactions underlying emotional processes, and emotion regulation in healthy populations as well as in psychopathology, pain disorders and addiction. He is also an enthusiastic supporter of interdisciplinary, open and collaborative science.

Professor Ottmar Lipp

Strengthening the extinction of human fear

After receiving his PhD in psychology from Justus Liebig Universität, Giessen, Germany, Prof Lipp joined The University of Queensland’s School of Psychology in 1991 and moved to Curtin University in Perth in 2014. He joined QUT’s School of Psychology and Counselling as a Professor in 2020. His research, both basic and applied, is concerned with emotion, attention and their interaction. In particular, it is concerned with the manner in which emotionally salient stimuli are processed and how emotional responses such as likes, dislikes or fears are acquired, maintained and reduced.


Opening Reception

The conference will kick off on Thursday 1 December at 5 pm with a keynote address, followed by a Poster session and opening reception with drinks and canapés.

ECR Networking Event

A special ECR networking event will follow the opneing reception on Thursday 1 December. Undergraduate students, Postgraduates, and ECRs are welcome to attend this complimentary eventat St Lucy’s on the UQ Campus.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held on Friday 2 December and will include dinner and drinks followed by a Kareoke party. This is a complimentary event.

Sponsorship and Exhibitions

We are seeking corporate partners who may wish to sponsor our ASP2022 event.

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 2022 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.  Our ASP2022 Sponsorship Prospectus can be accessed here.

Contact Dr Rebecca St George to organise your company’s sponsorship package.



ASP2022 Organising Committee

Lead Convener: Assoc. Prof. Eric Vanman

Conference Operations Team: Eleanor Moses, Roger Gamble, Zhou Yu, Alexander Duda, Dr Rebecca St George, Dr Jason Satel, Dr Frances De Blasio

Contact details of the Executive

ASP Executive committee

President: Assoc. Prof. Eric Vanman

Past-President: Assoc. Prof. Adam Clarke

Treasurer: Dr. Frances De Blasio

Secretary: Dr. Jason Satel