April 2014 - News and events - University of Derby

April 2014 News

  • Several bids have been submitted to the Richard Benjamin Trust, including:
    • Anti-knife carrying project completed by Marek Palasinski and Minsi Chen - Lecturer in computing in BCL.
    • Zaheer Hussain and Simon Bignell's research into 'The Social impact of individual differences in contemporary mobile social networking: Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp'.
    • Chris Howard and Jenny Hallam's exploration into the Derby positive birth movement, supporting their RLTF project.
  • At the annual conference of the Institute for Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF):
    • Claire Williams and Andrew Baird presented findings from their 'Move More' project which was funded by IOSH.
    • Roberta Symeonides, a University of Derby student, won the Richard Clive Holman Memorial Prize for her MSc Ergonomics research project.
    • Philipa Davies' research project about memorialising death was published in The Ergonomist.
  • Marek Palasinski spent a day in London filming for a documentary made by a Swedish TV Production company covering the topic of new mobile phones and their impact on society - Marek's contribution investigated 'happy slapping' and other aspects of youth violence.
  • Psychology may be involved in a University bid for recognition by the Athena Swan Charter which recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in STEMM academia. Lesley Gyford will be looking for volunteers for a self-assessment panel who have experiences such as: dual-career families (the partner does not need to have a STEMM background).
  • David Sheffield and colleagues had a paper published in Motivation and Emotion: Challenge and Threat States: Cardiovascular, Affective and Cognitive Responses to a sports-related Speech Task.
  • Ryan Lumber was a guest blogger on 'Project Wild Thing' where he discussed his PhD work.
  • Fiona Holland and David Sheffield submitted a paper to the Register of Exercise Professionals, to promote the new MSc Behaviour Change course.
  • Carrie Child's latest book chapter has been accepted: Childs, C., & Hepburn, A. (in press). Emotion discourse. In Tilega, C., Stokoe, E. (Eds.), Discursive Psychology: Classic and Contemporary Issues. London: Routledge.
  • Marek Palasinski’s latest paper 'Tackling Cyber-Terrorism: Balancing Surveillance with Counter Communication' has been accepted by the Security Journal.
  • Mayoor Dhokia has applied to the Society for the Study of Addiction for a PhD studentship.
  • Amy Cantwell had a successful viva and has not passed her Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology.
  • James Elander has applied to the BPS DHP seminar competition for £1,000 to support his seminar on painkiller addiction.
  • James Stubbs has submitted his application to Horizon 2020 for 5 million euros to go toward the project 'Evidence based ICT tools for weight loss maintenance (NoHoW)'.