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Conferences, Seminars and Public Engagement

The School regularly hosts external speakers and public lectures and public engagment events. School Research and Public speakers in recent years have included: Martin Seligman, Susie Orbach, Jay Belsky, Annette Karmloff-Smith, Ben Goldacre, Richard Wilkinson along with many other eminent colleagues.The Institute for Research in Child Development in the School also holds internal seminars for its members, associates and other interested members of staff.


School Seminars

2014.10.01 17:00-18:00          Chamberlain, Kerry

2014.10.22 18:00-19:00          Wren, Maurice 

2014.11.12 13:00-14:00          Bhui, Kamaldeep 

2014.12.03 17:00-18:00          Vitkovitch, Melanie 

2015.01.28 17:00-18:00          Booth, Josie 

2015.02.25 17:00-18:00          Lewell, Fiona 

2015.03.18 17:00-18:00          Bhugra, Dinesh 

2015.04.29 17:00-18:00          Webb, Geoff 

2015.05.20 17:00-18:00          Hogarth, Lee 

2015.06.tbc                             Steger, Mike 


See IRCD seminars

Public engagement events

Big bang mirror drawing

We regularly engage in public engagement activities related to our research. We have also hosted many annual events for Brain Awareness Week. In 2011 we created a Live Science display at the UK Science Museum on face recognition. Events also include regular stalls at the annual Big Bang Science Fair. This picture shows children taking part in mirror drawing at the UEL stand. They were better than their parents!


Individual Differences in Multisensory Processing

Mary Spiller and Clare Jonas in collaboration with Michael Proulx from University of Bath and Paul Hibbard, University of Essex were recently awarded a BPS seminar competition grant for a series of three one-day research seminars on Individual Differences in Multisensory Processing. The first was at Essex (Feb 7th 2014), the 2nd at Bath and the 3rd at UEL (Sept). Invited speakers includes: Professor Fiona Newell (Trinity College Dublin); Professor Gabriella Vigliocco (UCL); Dr Peter Walker (Lancaster).

Time to develop: Your learning brought to life

Association for Coaching, UK conference, University of East London, September 10th 2013

As coaches you spend much of your own time helping others so this conference is dedicated to your learning, making space to reenergise and inspiring you to create thriving businesses for you and your clients.


Seminar Friday 17th May 2013

This was our second Q methodology event held at the University of East London and it brought together Q users from across the UK and Europe. The event was aimed at all levels of expertise of using Q methodology and across all disciplines. It was organised by Neil Herrington in CASS School of Education and Communities and Joy Coogan in the School of Psychology.This event was for those that had never used Q methodology before but wanted to find out more, those that had used it a little and wanted to know more and those that were expert users and wanted to share their knowledge and encourage new users (and perhaps find out a little more than before they came).

Inivted Seminars

Some Limitations of the Biopsychosocial Model
David Pilgrim
University of Central Lancashire

Admitting evidence of a defendant’s previous conviction and its impact on juror deliberation
Terry Honess
Cardiff University

Communication, cognition, and the origins of language
Thom Scott Phillips
University of Edinburgh

Intentional memory suppression: Neurocognitive mechanisms and forensic applications
Zara Bergstrom
Cambridge University

Problem Solving in Distributed Cognitive Systems
Frederic Vallee-Tourangeau
Kingston University

Contextual Modulation of Biases in Face Recognition
Fatima Felisberti
Kingston University London

Psychosocial studies: Two traditions in psychoanalysis negotiating text
Ian Parker
Manchester Metropolitan University

Early detection of psychosis among male prisoners
Manuela Jarrett
Institute of Psychiatry, KCL

The Ultimate Pulling Shirt? Female perception of attractiveness, health and intelligence in male body shapes
Andrew Dunn
Nottingham Trent University

Mummy’s boys, Daddy’s girls? Adult attachment, manipulativeness and friendships
Minna Lyons
Liverpool Hope University

Compounds from red wine and green tea are able to augment cerebral blood flow in healthy, young participants
Emma Wightman
Northumbria University

Communicating about psychosis and other things: Research in mental health care
Rose McCabe
Queen Mary University of London

Synthetic Synaesthesia and Sensory Substitution
Michael Proulx
Queen Mary, University of London

Voluntary memory suppression: Neurocognitive mechanisms and applications to crime detection
Zara Bergstrom
Cambridge University

Pharmacological, Genetic, and Neuroimaging Studies of Inhibitory Control
Ulrich Ettinger
Institute of Psychiatry, KCL

Memory and identity: Relational and motivational dynamics
Cath Haslam
Exeter University

Vocal communication in groups of neighbouring skylarks: importance of song syntax
Elodie Briefer
Queen Mary University of London

Control of Selective Attention: Behavioural and Neuroimaging Investigations
Jan de Fockert
Goldsmiths, University of London

Neurophysiological studies of the development of social perception
Michelle de Haan
Institute of Child Health, UCL

Psychology without foundations
Steve Brown
University of Leicester

The Spirit Level: why more equal societies almost always do better
Richard Wilkinson
University of Nottingham

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