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Meet the Chair of the Open University’s research ethics committee

We continue our series introducing important role-holders in the School of Psychology and Counselling. Dr Claire Hewson is Chair of the Open University's research ethics committee, HREC (Human Ethics Research Committee). She writes about the committee's functions, her experience as Chair and her own interest in online research methods. One fascinating aspect of chairing the OU's… Continue reading Meet the Chair of the Open University’s research ethics committee

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What do professors do all day?

This November, Professor Sarah Crafter, a member of the School research collaboration CuSP, was involved in a range of activities relating to her academic scholarship, dissemination of her work on child language brokers and her ESRC funded project called 'Children Caring on the Move'.  Sarah launched her new book 'Developmental transitions: Stability and change across… Continue reading What do professors do all day?

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Writing a research grant proposal – developing collegial relationships

Professor Sarah Crafter from the School writes about building international relationships for developing a funding proposal for a European research bid. She points out the relevance of the psychology of social relationships to the process of developing new psychology research. It started with a text from an Italian friend, whom I had known for a… Continue reading Writing a research grant proposal – developing collegial relationships

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What do professors do all day?

Professor Stephanie Taylor is part of the Culture and Social Psychology (CuSP) collaboration in the School. In this blog, she writes about her recent research activities, including her new publications. This autumn, my main research activity has been the development of my new book Pathways into Creative Working Lives. I'm co-editing this international collection with… Continue reading What do professors do all day?

Meet people in the School, Psychology

Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Laura McGrath

This week we meet another of the new academics in the School of Counselling and Psychology, Dr Laura McGrath. Tell us about your interests and the area of psychology that you work in.  The majority of my work to date has looked at the relationship between material space and mental health. I looked at this… Continue reading Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Laura McGrath