Research in the School

Recognition for research by Dr Gemma Briggs

Gemma Briggs, Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the School, has recently learned that her research has been shortlisted in the university's Research Excellence awards. In today's post, Dr Briggs describes the research and explains why it's important. The ‘Driving Change’ project is all about the distraction that is imposed on a driver when they use… Continue reading Recognition for research by Dr Gemma Briggs

Psychology

Are you paying attention?

https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/can-you-really-multitask-finally-an-answer/p07jstyl?playlist=made-in-partnership-with-the-open-university Dr Gemma Briggs from the School leads a new film about attention, one of the topics covered in the Investigating Psychology modules DE100, DE200 and DE300.

Forensic Psychology, Psychology

Do new laws on phone use whilst driving fully reflect scientific knowledge?

Gemma Briggs writes... On 1st March, tougher penalties for hand-held phone use whilst driving came into force. Those who are caught now face a £200 fine and 6 points on their licence. On announcing the change in legislation, Transport minister, Chris Grayling claimed that drivers must “take responsibility” for their actions, making phone use behind the… Continue reading Do new laws on phone use whilst driving fully reflect scientific knowledge?