Research Seminar Series, Spring 2016-17

Welcome to our Spring Seminar Series 2016-17!

All seminars will take place on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre 14 of the Mappin Mining Block starting at 12.00pm and concluding by 1.00pm 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
31.1.17 Professor Richard Bentell Liverpool University "Paranoia considered as a disorder of belonging"
**Lecture Theatre 5, Diamond**
17.2.17 Dr Kate Ellis-Davies Nottingham-Trent University "Transitions to parenting: Implications for parental well-being, parenting, and child development"
3.3.17 Professor Lars Muckli University of Glasgow "Visual Predictions in different layers of visual cortex"
17.3.17 Dr Sarah Beck University of Birmingham "Children using their imagination to solve problems"
22.3.17 Professor Tony Charman Kings College London "Title to be confirmed"
[Research Area:  Autism spectrum conditions across the lifespan]
**Lecture Theatre 4, Diamond**
[This is a public lecture hosted by Dr Elizabeth Milne]
24.3.17 Dr Jessica Alleva Maastricht University, Netherlands (Visiting Researcher at UWE, Bristol) “Novel Strategies for Improving Body Image”
**Lecture Theatre 7, Mappin Building**
31.3.17 Dr Damian Poulter University of Greenwich "Risky behaviour on the road:  the issue of novice and young drivers"
28.4.17 Prof Dawn Upchurch University of California, Los Angeles "Complementary Health Approaches and Women's Health and Wellness"
5.5.17 Dr Jana Kreppner University of Southampton "Young adult outcomes following early life institutional deprivation: Findings from the young adult follow-up of the English and Romanian Adoptees Study"
12.5.17 Dr Penny Levickis Newcastle University "Which children need parent-focused language programmes?"

Special Seminars

21.8.17 Professor Gal Sheppes Tel-Aviv University "Transcending the 'Good and Bad' and 'Here and Now' in Emotional Regulation"