April 2014 News
- Sarah Crooks has submitted her PhD thesis.
- Four applications from psychology were successful in the University Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme (URSS). Applications came from Sigrid, James, Frankie and Fiona and Jane.
- 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)'.
For more information, please contact Professor James Elander, Head of the Centre for Psychological Research, via:
T: 01332 593048