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Doctorate in Forensic Clinical Psychology: A Birmingham first in collaboration with St Andrew's Healthcare
Doctorate in Forensic Clinical Psychology: A Birmingham first in collaboration with St Andrew's Healthcare
Description
This is a new four year doctoral programme that started in the School of Psychology this September. It is the first practitioner Doctorate in the UK to provide people who complete the course eligibility to practice in two different branches of applied psychology, in this case Forensic and Clinical Psychology.
Date:
28/10/2013
£70K NSPCC grant awarded to explore The Impact of Online Sexual Abuse on the Victim
Description
The sexual abuse of children online has exploded in recent years and the psychological repercussions can be detrimental to the development and wellbeing of young people. However, whilst the risk posed to young people online is an ever increasing cause for concern, the research in this field is extremely limited.
Date:
14/10/2013
Crime Linkage International Network launches website
Description
After a successful application to the Leverhulme Trust by Dr Woodhams, a Senior Lecturer in the School, a collaborative research network has been set up. The network encompasses researchers and practitioners with a professional interest in crime linkage, which is a psychological process whereby practitioners seek to identify crime series through the analysis of crime scene behaviour.
Date:
14/10/2013
Giving peace a chance: Doctoral Researcher Ahmad Abu-Akel has paper accepted by Psychoneuroendocrinology
Giving peace a chance: Doctoral Researcher Ahmad Abu-Akel has paper accepted by Psychoneuroendocrinology
Description
Doctoral Researcher Ahmad Abu-Akel has had his paper accepted by Psychoneuroendocrinology. He has conducted research into the effect of the hormone oxytocin on the empathic responses of Israeli Jews to pain experienced by Palestinians, in collaboration with the University of Haifa in Israel and the University of Chicago in the USA.
Date:
07/10/2013
Leam Craig receives £90K grant to conduct Ministry of Justice research study in partnership with Coventry University
Description
Leam Craig has been selected by the Ministry of Justice to conduct a research study into Expert Witnesses in the Family Courts, in partnership with Coventry University. A research grant of £90k has been awarded for this study.
Date:
07/10/2013
Successful 14th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (RPPW) hosted at Birmingham
Successful 14th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (RPPW) hosted at Birmingham
Description
Staff from the School of Psychology recently hosted the 14th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop (RPPW) at the University of Birmingham. RPPW is the primary international research conference for dissemination of time perception and movement timing related research and has been established for nearly thirty years.
Date:
27/09/2013
£333K grant awarded to research a social norms approach to encourage healthier eating
£333K grant awarded to research a social norms approach to encourage healthier eating
Description
Dr Suzanne Higgs (Reader in the Psychobiology of Appetite) has been awarded £333,000 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to fund research on the use of social norms to promote healthy eating.
Date:
27/09/2013
Stephen Mayhew and Andy Bagshaw have paper accepted by PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
Stephen Mayhew and Andy Bagshaw have paper accepted by PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
Description
This paper is the product of a collaboration between Birmingham's School of Psychology and Nottingham's Physics department using novel multimodal brain imaging techniques to better understand an often overlooked phase of brain function.
Date:
10/09/2013
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