Events, FCRG, Forensic Psychology, Psychology in the world, Student news

Revisiting ‘In Dialogue with Dr Gemma Briggs about her talk at the OPRC Launch Event’

Blogs from the 'In Dialogue' series are attracting a lot of attention. In case you missed this, below is the blog about Gemma's talk: 'Mobile Phone Use by Drivers: What We Know, and How to Share Such Inconvenient Truths' Sue: Hello Gemma, tell me, what’s this talk all about? Gemma: The talk is about our… Continue reading Revisiting ‘In Dialogue with Dr Gemma Briggs about her talk at the OPRC Launch Event’

Events, FCRG, Forensic Psychology, Psychology in the world, Student news

In Dialogue with Dr Gemma Briggs about her talk at the OPRC Launch Event

'Mobile Phone Use by Drivers: What We Know, and How to Share Such Inconvenient Truths' Sue: Hello Gemma, tell me, what’s this talk all about? Gemma: The talk is about our research on hands-free mobile phone use by drivers, and how we communicate our findings to different audiences. Our research is focused on the cognitive… Continue reading In Dialogue with Dr Gemma Briggs about her talk at the OPRC Launch Event

Events, FCRG, Forensic Psychology, Open Psychology Research Centre, Student news

Mobile Phone Use by Drivers: What We Know, and How to Share Such Inconvenient Truths

Phone use by drivers presents a significant global road safety issue, despite decades of research which compellingly demonstrates how and why this behaviour impacts on driving performance. While UK law bans handheld phone use, research shows that handsfree phone use offers no safety benefit over handheld use. This presentation shares collaborative research findings which highlight… Continue reading Mobile Phone Use by Drivers: What We Know, and How to Share Such Inconvenient Truths

Psychology, Psychology in the world

How to keep your plates spinning during lockdown

Why is working from home especially demanding? Dr Gemma Briggs from the School exposes the myth of multitasking and explains the cognitive processing involved when we try to combine different life activities. As I write this, I can hear my kids in the background speaking to their friends on Skype. In this strange time of… Continue reading How to keep your plates spinning during lockdown

Psychology, 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