Research Seminar Series, Autumn 2017-18

Welcome to our Autumn Seminar Series 2017-18

All seminars will take place on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre 14 of the Mappin Mining Block starting at 1.00pm and concluding by 1.50pm or shortly afterwards unless otherwise indicated.

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The seminar programme found below can be downloaded from this page (please see the 'Downloads' box to the right hand side) or by contacting Liz Carl (

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Speaker Institution Title Host
6.10.17 Professor Andrew Lane Wolverhampton University "Can you compete?  Finding from the BBC Lab UK study" Dr Thomas Webb
13.10.17 Dr Michael Mantzios Birmingham City University "Connecting concepts and methods of different disciplines to enhance self-regulation" Dr Fuschia Sirois
20.10.17 Dr James McCutcheon University of Leicester "Encoding of nutritional value by the brain" Dr Clare Howarth
27.10.17 Dr Praveetha Patalay University of Liverpool "Mental ill-health and well-being:  longitudinal changes from childhood to adolescence, emerging sex differences and predictors" Professor Richard Rowe
3.11.17 Dr Alex Koch University of Cologne "The ABC of content dimensions in social cognition"
Dr Thomas Webb/Ekaterina Damer
17.11.17 Dr Sarah Rose Staffordshire University "Children's creativity:  issues of measurement and influence"
Dr Elena Hoicka
24.11.17 Professor Joachim Stoeber University of Kent "Perfectionism:  A Double-edged sword" Dr Fuschia Sirois
1.12.17 Professor Paul Wakeling University of York "Thinking about education and social mobility through a dialogue between psychology and sociology" Dr Emma Blakey
8.12.17 Dr Alasdair Brown University of East Anglia

"Framing Effects in the Field: Evidence from Two Million Bets"
*LT02 The Diamond Building*

Dr Tom Stafford
15.12.17 Dr Ben Styles National Foundation for Educational Research "Best practice for running Randomised Controlled Trials in Education Research" Dr Danielle Matthews