We invite world-leading academics to speak at a series of open seminars throughout the year, all hosted by academics within the department.

Helen Sharman lecture in Diamond

Most seminars will be hosted online, with some in-person seminars stated below. Our seminars take place on Fridays, starting at 12.00pm and concluding by 12.50pm or shortly afterwards unless otherwise indicated.

For more information or a copy of the seminar programme please email


Date Speaker Institution Title Host Location
21/10/22 Dr Lesley Uttley The University of Sheffield Systematic reviews and meta-analyses: how objective are they really? Professor Tom Webb The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 2
28/10/22 TBC       The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 2 / Online
04/11/22 Dr Hannah Rapaport Macquarie University, Australia Experiencing the world differently: Understanding Autistic people’s perceptual and everyday lives Professor Elizabeth Milne The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 2
11/11/22 Professor Wayne Gray Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. USA From the Fosbury Flop to Tetris and beyond! What action games tell us about the human acquisition of expertise in complex dynamic tasks Dr Tom Stafford 3pm - 4pm, Online
18/11/22 TBC       The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 2 / Online
25/11/22 Dr Ana-Maria Biluc University of Dundee TBC Professor Matt Field The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 2
02/12/22 Dr Alessandra Souza University of Porto, Portugal Boosting the storage capacity and fidelity of visual working memory Dr Caudia von-Bastian The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 2 / Online
09/12/22 Dr Hannah Rodhe University of Edinburgh Informativity in cooperative communication Dr Danielle Matthews The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 2
16/12/22 TBC       The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 2
10/03/23 Dr Miriam Sebold Charité -Universitätsmedizin Berlin TBC Professor Matt Field Online
24/03/23 Dr Ana-Maria Bliuc University of Dundee The role of online communities in addiction recovery Professor Matt Field SS Teaching Room 2
31/03/23 Dr Aimee Elizabeth Pink The Agency for Science, Technology and Research TBC Dr Nicola Buckland  SS Teaching Room 2

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