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New paper investigates scientific explanations for Near-Death Experiences
Description
School of psychology PhD student Hayley Dewe is a co-author on a new paper published as part of wider engagement and scientific outreach in The (UK) Skeptic magazine. Hayley's paper explores how the latest findings from brain science can help explain Near-Death Experiences (NDEs).
Date:
22/12/2014
Experience-based Co-Design workshop aims to raise standard of mental health services
Description
A recent workshop hosted by the School of Psychology provided training to academics, NHS staff and service-users on how to improve mental health services through Experience-based Co-Design (EBCD). EBCD uses the experiences of staff and service-users to raise the standard of healthcare systems.
Date:
19/12/2014
REF confirms School's position among research elite, 5th in the UK
Description
The School of Psychology has achieved a very impressive performance in the Research Excellence Framework (2014), building on its long-recognised strengths in research. Psychology at Birmingham is ranked 5th in the Russell Group for its world-leading (4*) research, making it one of the best stand-alone Psychology schools in the country.
Date:
18/12/2014
Researchers share their work at ESRC Festival of Social Science
Researchers share their work at ESRC Festival of Social Science
Description
A group of School of Psychology doctoral researchers recently organised a public engagement event at Birmingham Central Library. The exhibition was part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science and included posters and interactive demonstrations.
Date:
01/12/2014
Doctoral researcher's paper focuses on children's homes in Latin America
Doctoral researcher's paper focuses on children's homes in Latin America
Description
PhD student Manuela Garcia Quiroga has published a paper on the subject of children's homes and foster care around the world, with a special focus on Latin America.
Date:
20/11/2014
Provocative discussion lays bare the sinister side of technology
Provocative discussion lays bare the sinister side of technology
Description
Professor Anthony Beech examined the internet's darker side during a filmed discussion with playwright Jennifer Haley at London's Royal Court Theatre.
Date:
23/10/2014
Landmark book series reveals What Works in Offender Rehabilitation
Landmark book series reveals What Works in Offender Rehabilitation
Description
News article about The School of Psychology's Professor Leam Craig and Dr Louise Dixon being invited to edit an international book series about offender rehabilitation.
Date:
15/10/2014
£415,000 grant allows researcher to investigate why memories fade or linger
£415,000 grant allows researcher to investigate why memories fade or linger
Description
Dr Maria Wimber has been awarded a £415,000 grant to investigate the processes that underlie how we retrieve memories.
Date:
06/10/2014
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