February 2014 - News and events - University of Derby

February 2014 news

  • Michael Batashvili’s EEG video has been nominated for a British University Film and Video award in the video and the curriculum category. Take a look at our research environment page to watch the EEG video.
  • Malcolm Schofield has successfully defended his MRes thesis at viva, and has passed with minor amendments.
  • Kirsten McEwan’s paper from her PhD research on recognition of facial expressions of compassion has been accepted for publication in PLOS One.
  • Jane Montague and Fiona Holland are working with a second year student on research on breast reconstruction and non-reconstruction following breast cancer.
  • James Stubbs is in the final stages of work on a Horizon 2020 bid, and working to a submission date of 11 April.
  • James Stubbs’ compassion project in association with Slimming World will begin on 7 March.
  • Jenny Hallam has had two papers accepted:
    • Hallam, Hewitt and Buxton An exploration of children's experiences of art in the classroom. Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Art and Design Education. (research was funded by an RICF bid) 
    • Hallam, Lee and Das Gupta Collaborative cognition: Co-creating children’s artwork in an educational context. Accepted for publication in Theory and Psychology
  • Fiona Holland has had a paper accepted: 
    • Wagstaff, C., Wilson, A., Tweedlie, J., Holland, F., Phillips, E., Senu H, Nolan, M & Jeong, H (2014); The accordion and the deep bowl of spaghetti: Eight researchers’ reflect on IPA as a methodology Qualitative Research (accepted: publication pending)  
  • James Elander has had two invitations to give talks, one a conference in France on chronic illness and perceived health, and the other at the BPS annual conference
    • Elander, J. (2014). Clinical applications in the field of chronic pain self-management.  Invited talk at the APEMAC international conference on Maladies chroniques, santé perçue et processus d’adaptation. Approches épidémiologiques et psychologiques (“Chronic diseases, perceived health, stakes and future”), Universite de Lorraine, Nancy, France, 4-6 June 2014. 
    • Elander, J. (2014). Plagiarism, academic integrity, and authorial identity. Invited workshop organized by the BPS Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology. British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Birmingham, 9th May 2014.  
  • The self-funded PhD projects are now advertised on Find a PhD.
  • Lauren Kelly has submitted her amended PhD thesis.
  • There are 23 students and members of the department going to the Midlands Health Psychology Network conference in Northampton, including about six presentations of research.
  • The call for Nature Connections 2015 has now come out – this is a major national conference that Miles Richardson is convening.
  • The Applied Qualitative Methods conference, organised by Carrie Childs, will be held at the University of Derby on 14 August 2014. One of the keynote speakers will be Professor Jenny Kitzinger.
  • With thanks to Emma Peet, our research centre web pages have now been updated, including the talking head welcome video.
  • James Elander is applying to the PBS’s undergraduate summer research assistantship scheme, and to the Society for the Study of Addiction, and to the BPS DHP seminar competition, all for projects and activities related to painkiller addiction.
  • Sophie Williams, Atiya Kamal, Mayoor Dhokia and Jane Montague presented research at the Midlands Health Psychology Network conference at Northampton University on 20 February.
  • James Elander’s research on painkiller addiction has received national media attention.