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This page gives details of some of our latest news and successes, as well as recent publications by the team. Additionally you can find out about our previous and forthcoming events.


Psychology eventsWe run regular events and conferences, seminars, workshops and talks. We also host a seminar series in which internal and invited external speakers present their latest research findings.

Find out more about these events in the Institute of Psychology conferences and events pages.

Latest news

Mini-Conference showcases Doctoral student research 

Welcome to the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology Annual Mini Conference. The
conference is an opportunity for the second years to share their research ideas with their
peers, academic staff, and the first years. We hope that the event generates interest and
discussion between the trainees and academics. It is also an introduction for the first years to
showcase the research that we do on the course, and to help them find an area of their own
interest. Download the Psychology mini-conference programme (PDF) to see an overview of all presentations. 

New intervention for public speaking anxiety being trialled at the university

Seyla Dogan and Wendy Nicholls are trialling this new intervention, which is the first of it's kind, and draws on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which has been used successfully with a wide range of issues including health anxieties and stress. This is open to staff and students at the university. If you are interested in finding out more, or participating in the intervention, please contact Seyla at

Cyberpsychology conference held on 8th May 2014

The Institute of Psychology's Cyberpsychology research group (CRUW) held an afternoon conference on the 8th of May 2014. All PhD students in CRUW gave talks on their most recent research projects. New senior lecturer in Psychology Dr Alison Attrill presented a talk on the non-academic applications of cyberpsychology research and CRUW coordinator Dr Chris Fullwood discussed the link between personality and online impression management. Visiting speaker Dr Lisa Orchard (University of Derby) presented on her research investigating the Facebook experience through Q methodology.

Drawing to Remember: External Support of Older Adults’ Eyewitness Performance

This paper by Coral Dando features in 'PloSOne'. View the full article online

Does our personality explain why we use Social Networking Sites?

A recent paper published in the Journal of Computer Mediated Communication by Dr Lisa Orchard (University of Derby) and Drs Chris Fullwood, Niall Galbraith and Neil Morris (Institute of Psychology) explores the link between personality types and our motivations for using social networking sites. View the article online.

Decay uncovered in nonverbal short-term memory

This publication by Tom Mercer features in 'Psychonomic Bulletin & Review'. View the article online

Workshop and networking event for Psychologists in Weight Management NHS Network

Dr Wendy Nicholls hosted this event which was attended by clinical, counselling, health and research psychologists from across the country. At the event Wendy presented findings from her recent report to advise practitioners in weight management on the screening tools, and questionnaires that are suitable for use in their clinics.

Research and enterprise news from the Faculty of Education, Health & Wellbeing

The News from FEHW Research & Enterprise feed contains news and publications updates that cover the broad variety of research and enterprise activity taking place in the Faculty of Education, Health & Wellbeing.