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What can psychology contribute to addressing bullying amongst children and young people in schools and communities?

Photo credit: BPS From left to right: Stephen Robinson, Senior Lecturer Open University; Dr Sarah Ruston, Chair BPS Division of Forensic Psychology Northern Ireland; Professor Siobhan O’Neil, Mental Health Champion Northern Ireland; Emeritus Professor Peter K. Smith, Goldsmiths College; Emeritus Professor Mona Moore, Trinity College Dublin; Dr Barbara McConnell, Senior Lecturer Stranmillis College; Dr Karen… Continue reading What can psychology contribute to addressing bullying amongst children and young people in schools and communities?

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This time last year…facial recognition

Photo credit - Shutterstock This time last year the OPRC spoke to Dr Catriona Havard (now Professor Havard) about her fascinating research in facial identification under the FCRG (Forensic Cognition Research Group) strand of the Open Psychology Research Centre, and we revisit that conversation from Jan 2022. To read more about Professor Havard and her research, see the… Continue reading This time last year…facial recognition

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New publication by Professor Sarah Crafter: Crisis for whom?

Photo credit UCL Press This new publication by Professor Sarah Crafter, The Open University, and edited with colleagues from University College London and CINVESTAV, Mexico examines the link between 'childhood', 'migration', ‘care’ and 'crisis'. Venezuelan children in Colombia are turned away from shelters for migrants because they are not accompanied by their parents. Children who… Continue reading New publication by Professor Sarah Crafter: Crisis for whom?

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Developing transdisciplinary research on sense-making in crisis

Image credit: Prof. Paul Stenner An event on Sense-making in crisis happened on December 7th 2022 on campus at the Open University in Milton Keynes. Organised by Professor Paul Stenner on behalf of the Open Psychology Research Centre, 20 participants discussed how to work in a transdisciplinary way to address some of the many interconnected… Continue reading Developing transdisciplinary research on sense-making in crisis

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Introducing a new lecturer in the School of Psychology & Counselling, Dr Geetha Reddy

Dr Geetha Reddy joined the School as a lecturer in psychology. We asked them about their work.  Photo credit: Dr Geetha Reddy What are your academic/psychology interests? I am working to understand the effects that colonisation has on diversity, multiculturalism, migration and the psychology of individuals in contemporary societies. My research takes an intersectional perspective on… Continue reading Introducing a new lecturer in the School of Psychology & Counselling, Dr Geetha Reddy