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New research on creative workers and creative careers

Professor Stephanie Taylor introduces a new collection of published research. Pathways into Creative Working Lives is a collection of fifteen chapters on new research into the ways that people enter so-called 'creative' work. For more than two decades, policy makers and educationalists have celebrated the ever-expanding range of occupations that make up the global sector of… Continue reading New research on creative workers and creative careers

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Major success for a School academic

Professor Sarah Crafter from the School of Psychology and Counselling is part of a team that has won funding for an important new project to support migrant children and young people in education. The EU Horizon 2020 grant will fund a new cross-borders project. Sarah Crafter, Professor of Cultural-Developmental Psychology will play an important part in the project titled ‘NEW ABC:… Continue reading Major success for a School academic

A PhD in Psychology, Psychology, Research in the School

Madhouse and the Whole Thing There: A PhD Story

School academic Dr Simon Clarke, Lecturer in Critical Mental Health, has just successfully completed his second PhD. This is unusual (should we now call him 'Doctor Doctor'?) and the PhD is additionally unusual because it utilises the method of autoethnography. Here Simon demonstrates an autoethnographic approach in a series of short extracts. It’s the usual… Continue reading Madhouse and the Whole Thing There: A PhD Story

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Our new Staff Tutor, Alison Gisby, introduces Occupational Psychology

Meet a new Staff Tutor in the School, Alison Gisby, who tells us about her PhD research in Occupational Psychology.  Tell us about your interests and the area of psychology that you work in. My specialism is Occupational Psychology.  This field of psychology is vast and involves working with organisations and the people who work in them.  There are… Continue reading Our new Staff Tutor, Alison Gisby, introduces Occupational Psychology

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REF 2021 – What it is and why it matters

Professor Darren Langdridge explains the Research Excellence Framework and its importance for academic research, including in the School of Psychology and Counselling. If you have fond memories of playing the card game Top Trumps as a child, as I do, then the Research Excellence Framework - or REF - may well just be for you. I… Continue reading REF 2021 – What it is and why it matters