Psychology seminars

Research Seminar Series, Spring 2018-19

Welcome to our Spring Seminar Series 2018-19

All seminars will take place on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre 2, Sir Henry Stephenson Building, starting at 12.00pm and concluding by 12.50pm 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 (

Speaker Institution Title Host
15.2.19 Dr Lesley McGregor University College London "Bowel Cancer Screening: Interventions to Increase Participation" Dr Simone Bijvoet-van den Berg
22.2.19 Professor David Leiser Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel "The Primate Cognitive Toolbox and Economics Understanding" Dr Richard Rowe & Dr Gurleen Popli (Economics)
  1.3.19 Dr Jo Moss University of Birmingham "Autism in genetic syndromes: prevalence, trajectory and causal mechanisms" Dr Megan Freeth
  8.3.19 Professor Marijn de Bruin Radboud University Medical Centre, The Netherlands "The IC-SMOKE project - Changing how we look at evidence from behavioural smoking cessation trials: Accounting for poor reporting and variability in control groups when interpreting and comparing intervention effects" Dr Thomas Webb
15.3.19 Dr Philip Newall University of Warwick "Exploitative innovation in gambling" Dr Tom Stafford
22.3.19 Dr Jim Grange Keele University

"What role for inhibition in task switching?"


Dr Tom Stafford
29.3.19 Dr Esther Kuehn German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases "The cortical microstructure of myelin in health and disease" Dr Hannes Saal
  5.4.19 TBC
  3.5.19 Dr Michaela Hiber-Ragger Medical University of Graz, Austria "Attachment and emotion regulation: Implications for different aspects of mental health" Dr Andrew Thompson
10.5.19 Dr Simon Hanslmayr University of Birmingham "How a desynchronized cortex and a synchronized hippocampus cooperatively form and retrieve memories" Dr Robert Schmidt