Making Sense of Stress 2017

Making Sense of Stress

In 2017, we will be ‘Making Sense of Stress’ across all areas of our work including events, outreach, education, policy, communications, and our journals.

Join and follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #YearOfStress.


In January, Dr Kimberley Bennett’s is giving  lecture on ‘Making sense of stress in the wild’, at the Association for Science Education’s (ASE’s) Annual Conference.

In April, we are holding a Topic Meeting on ‘The Neurobiology of Stress' as part of BNA 2017: Festival of Neuroscience in Birmingham. It will include four symposia:

  • Stress and Cardiovascular Control
  • Behavioural and Emotional Aspects of Stress
  • Influences of Stress on Neurodegeneration/Neurogenesis
  • The Neuroendocrinology of Stress

There will also be a plenary lecture on 'The neurobiology of stress and stress-related disorders' by Alon Chen of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry.


To give a glimpse into what people in the UK find the most stressful, we are conducting a YouGov Survey called 'Stressed out UK'. Stay tuned for discussions and a summary of the survey results.


Check our blog for posts each month.

Keep an eye out for the September issue of Physiology News, which will be themed around stress.


The Journal of Physiology and Experimental Physiology will be compiling virtual issues about topics within stress. Check back here for more info!