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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

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Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Sebastian Bartos, Lecturer in Psychology

We introduce another of the academics who join the School this summer. Dr Sebastian Bartos is a Lecturer in Psychology. Tell us about your interests and the area of psychology that you work in. I’m a political psychologist of sexuality: I study how people think and feel about the social, political, and moral side of… Continue reading Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Sebastian Bartos, Lecturer in Psychology

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Can we learn more about physical pain? A computerised psychometric to collect data about adolescent chronic pain

Dr Rhiannon Edwards is a Staff Tutor in the School. In a recent article, she and colleagues from the University of Bath and the Bath Centre for Pain Services published a new measure which will hopefully be used in pain management clinics as a tool help understand more about the experiences of living with pain.… Continue reading Can we learn more about physical pain? A computerised psychometric to collect data about adolescent chronic pain

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Psychology and the Open University in Northern Ireland

The School of Psychology and Counselling was very pleased to learn that the connection between the Open University and the British Psychological Society (BPS) will be further strengthened by the election of Dr Karen Hagan to Chair of the Northern Ireland Branch of the British Psychological Society (NIBPS).  The BPS is the representative body for psychologists… Continue reading Psychology and the Open University in Northern Ireland