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Professor Leam Craig appointed as a Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Description
Professor Leam Craig, member of the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology in the school, has been appointed Fellow of the British Psychological Society (FBPsS).
Date:
23/08/2013
Research on anomalous cognitive experiences featured on National Geographic Channel
Description
Some of Dr Jason Braithwaite's research on how certain contexts can make people 'feel' spooked has been featured in a recent programme on the world-wide National Geographic channel. In the programme Dr Braithwaite explains how anomalous perceptions and hallucinations can be induced in certain susceptible observers if the context and setting is right.
Date:
20/08/2013
Dr Jason Braithwaite interviewed for BBC News feature on near-death experiences
Description
Dr Jason Braithwaite has been interviewed for a BBC News article that points to an explanation for why people claim to see white light or "life flash before their eyes" during near-death experiences.
Date:
16/08/2013
Doctoral researcher Zoe Stephenson invited to speak at Forensic Psychology conference in Belfast
Description
Doctoral researcher, Zoe Stephenson (Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology) was an invited speaker in the symposium entitled Assessing Risk in Sexual Offenders at the Division of Forensic Psychology conference in Belfast in June. The aim of the presentation was to present research findings of a project commissioned by the Ministry of Justice into the Sequencing of interventions with violent and sexual offenders.
Date:
05/08/2013
Funding granted for family and social network intervention research study
Description
A study, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme, will adapt and further develop the Social Behaviour and Network Therapy approach to be used with young people as part of a new grant for £528.563.
Date:
31/07/2013
Paper on speech-accompanying gestures accepted by the Journal of Experimental Psychology
Paper on speech-accompanying gestures accepted by the Journal of Experimental Psychology
Description
Dr Sotaro Kita and his colleagues' paper on individual differences in production of speech-accompanying gestures has been accepted by the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. The study investigated the psychological profile of people who produce gestures more frequently and more saliently than others.
Date:
18/07/2013
Extended funding for the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Description
Cerebra have confirmed renewed funding for the The Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders for six years from 2014. The work of the Centre focuses on the cognitive, emotional and behavioural disorders experienced by children and young adults with intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder and genetic syndromes.
Date:
18/07/2013
Paper by Doctoral Researcher Teresa da Silva examining heterogeneity within multiple perpetrator rapes is accepted for publication by Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment
Description
Doctoral Researcher Teresa da Silva has had her paper examining heterogeneity within multiple perpetrator rapes accepted for publication by Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment.
Date:
26/06/2013
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