Publications, presentations & workshops


  1. Perinatal Stimulation and Adult Behaviour in the Rat. Paper presented to the Experimental Psychology Society Conference,Birkbeck College, January 1981.
  2.  Nurses’ Social Behaviour with Dying Patients.  Paper presented to British Psychology Society London Conference,City University, December 1985.
  3.  Psycho-social Aspects of Terminal Care.  International Nursing Review, 33 1 19-21 1986.
  4.  Terminal Care – their death in your hands.  Professional Nurse, 2 2 51 1986.
  5.  Counselling Mentally Handicapped Women.  Workshop presented to British Psychological Conference,London 1986.
  6.  Bereavement Counselling with Women.  Workshop presented to British Psychological Society Counselling Conference,London1986.
  7.  Dying People- how do nurses feel and what training do they want?  Paper presented to British Psychological Society Conference,London 1987.
  8.  A Basic Grade Training Programme.  Main author with Coate, Kerfoot, Maltby, Parker, Powell and Wycherley, Clin. Psych.  Forum 14 pp 16-19   April 1988.
  9.  Telling People They are Dying.  Paper presented to the British Psychological Society Counselling Conference,Leeds 1988.
  10.  Death Anxiety in Nurses.  Paper presented to British Psychological Society Conference,London 1988.
  11.  Professional Interpersonal Skills.  Workshop presented to British Psychological Society Counselling Conference,London 1988.
  12.  Coping with Change.  International Nursing Review Jan/Feb 1989.
  13.  Dying, Disability and Sexuality.  Paper presented to 9th Annual Merseyside Psychology Conference, Current Issues in Clinical Psychology, September 1989.
  14.  Grief and Loss for People with Learning Disabilities – helping staff to cope.  Paper presented to South East Thames Regional Psychologists, October 1989.
  15.  Psychotherapy and Mental Handicap  Co-edited with Alexis Waitman. Sage 1992
  16.  Gentle Teaching.  Nursing Times 89. 9. 62-64  1993
  17.  Assessing the Potential to Parent: how does psychometry measure up?  Paper presented to BILD Conference. Scarborough 1994.
  18.  Gentle Teaching.  Paper presented to National Forum for Learning Disabilities Conference,University of York.  April 1995.
  19.  Counselling in the Broom Cupboard.  The Use of Metaphor and Symbolic Play in Work with Learning Disabled Clients.  Paper presented to British Psychological Society Division of Counselling Psychology Conference York, 1996.
  20.  Assessment of Parenting Potential in People with LD.  Paper presented to Sussex Law Courts  1998
  21.  People with Learning Disabilities and the Courts.  Paper presented to DCP Beyond the Basics conference (LD Special Interest Group) Abergavenny, 1998.
  22.  The Cognitive Interview – a multi purpose approach to interviewing people with learning disabilities.  Presented at 6th World Congress on Innovations in Psychiatry – Westminster Central Hall, London 2000.
  23.  Animal Abuse and Interpersonal Violence. Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy Study Group Website February 2001.
  24.  The Cognitive Interview: a multi purpose approach to interviewing people with learning disabilities. Clinical Psychology  2001 2 (June) 17-20
  25. Kidney Transplants: viewpoint. Journal of the Feline Advisory Bureau 41 3 p73
  26. Vaccinations: too many, too often?  Paws4Rescue 36, July 2005 pp 25-28
  27.  Vulnerable Adults; assessing capacity to consent.  Clinical Psychology Forum 158  19-23 2006
  28.  The Concept of ‘Psychological Safety’: a proposal for a service philosophy. Clinical Psychology Forum 186 pp 50-54 2008
  29.  CLDT Carer Counselling Service: an evaluation. With Jane Steeples 2007. CLDT journal.
  30.  Research Opportunities in Virtual Reality: get a (second) life and treat your inner geek. Paper presented to Sussex Partnership research conference 15th December 2008.
  31.  Health Innovations Expo 2009. Co-presenter with Dave Taylor (Imperial College) and Val Hall (Brighton University) of Second Life virtual world research and practice. ExCel Centre, London Docklands 18th – 19th June. Subsequently interviewed for the Economist, The Brighton Argus , BBC Radio Sussex and ‘Future Tense’, an ABC Radio Australia production (July 2009, September 2010).
  32. Hall, V., Taylor, D., Jarvis, E., and Conboy-Hill, S. Towards an NHS toolkit for obtaining consent for hospital admission from adults with learning disability incorporating a novel virtual world experience and a specialist interview technique. Poster presented at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Research conference,University of Sussex25 June 2009.
  33. Buchanan, M., Frith, H., Conboy-Hill, S. Towards utilising SenseCam as part of a range of Positive Psychology interventions to increase subjective well-being (happiness) in adults with learning disabilities. Poster presentation, SenseCam conference, Chicago, October 14th 15th 2009.
  34. Conboy-Hill, S. ‘My new best friend is an avatar: riding the technological wave with astonishing partners towards next generation solutions’. Presentation to the Curious Minds conference, Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust, November 26th 2009.
  35. Lee, J. And Conboy-Hill, S. ‘Palliative and Rehabilitative Care for Adults with Learning Disabilities.’ Clinical Psychology & People with Learning Disabilities Vol 8 Nos 1-2, pp 26-30. DCP Faculty of Learning Disabilities.
  36. Conboy-Hill, S. & Taylor, D. ‘Virtual Worlds in Healthcare’. Live, in-world transmission to the Virtual Worlds global conference, 14th September, 2010.
  37. Conboy-Hill, S. ‘Innovation’. Keynote presentation to Surrey & Borders Partnership Trust Specialist Therapies conference, October 2010.
  38. Conboy-Hill, S. ‘Virtual World Research in Hospitals’. In Essl Social Index Pilot Study: situation of persons with disabilities. 2010. pp 134-135.
  39. Using Virtual world Technology to Assist in Consent. With Dave Taylor. Live, in-world seminar to ICL medical staff. September 14th, 2010.
  40. Imperial College London. With Dave Taylor, Imperial College. Designing Worlds: Episode 109. Treet TV. 29/11/2010
  41. Taylor, D. and Conboy-Hill, S. ‘Virtual Worlds in Healthcare’. Presentation to Virtual World Conference. Institute of serious Games, hosted by Open University. September 15th 2010.
  42. Conboy-Hill, S., Taylor, D., Hall, V., Jarvis, E. ‘Virtual Worlds and People with Learning Disabilities’. Presented to Wired for Health conference. A Wired Sussex event. March 17th 2011
  43. Conboy-Hill, S., Hall, V., Taylor, D. Second Life, People with Learning Disabilities, & Capacity to Consent. Joint Congress of the European Association for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability and IASSID Challenging Behaviour & Mental Health SIRG. 1-3 September 2011, Palace Hotel, Manchester.
  44. Hall, V., Conboy-Hill, S., Taylor, D. ‘Using Virtual Reality to Provide Health Care Information to People With Intellectual Disabilities: Acceptability, Usability, and Potential Utility’. Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol 13, No 4 2011. Oct-Dec.
  45. Suzanne Conboy-Hill, Val Hall, and Dave Taylor 2012. ‘Virtual worlds, people with learning disabilities, and capacity to consent: a feasibility study’. Clinical Psychology Forum, July 2012, pp 23-27.
  46. Corrie Neilson and Suzanne Conboy-Hill. ‘Facial Disfigurement in Second Life’. Ether Books, October 17th, 2013.
  47. Suzanne Conboy-Hill, Valerie Hall, Dave Taylor ‘Second Life, People with Intellectual Disabilities, and the Mental Capacity Act’. Scribd, January, 2014.
  48. Suzanne Conboy-Hill. ‘Psychology and Social Media’. Letter to Clinical Psychology Forum, 264, December 2014, pp 50-51.

See also

  1. Written feedback to the Scrutiny Committee for the Mental Capacity Bill. 2003 Memorandum 134 at
  2. Ireland, J. And Conboy-Hill, S. ‘Human Trafficking’  BPS response to government consultation 2006.

Workshops & other events.

  1. Gentle Teaching and the Parent Child Game   1995
  2. Expert Witness Skills – to South Downs Health Psychologists 1997
  3. Assessing Capacity to Consent. Presentation to South Downs Health NHS Trust Clinical Governance conference 2000.
  4. CLDT Debate: presenting the motion that the CLDT is an expensive waste of resources and should be abolished.  December 2004
  5. Vulnerable Adults: Assessing Capacity to Consent. Presentation to Ashwood Medico-Legal Forum January 2008.
  6. Cognitive Interview training to multi disciplinary groups x 2/3 per year 2000 to 2010, including psychologists, nurses, social workers, doctors and IMCAs.