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Department of Psychology seminars and events

Department of Psychology seminars

Distinguished visitors to the Department and members of the university contribute to the Departmental Seminar series. There are also regular research seminars in Psychobiology, Sensation & Perception, and Clinical Psychology.

We regularly host public speakers, both national and international.  If you would like to receive regular updates regarding Psychology seminars, please subscribe to our distribution list at:

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Upcoming seminars

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Other events

Psycolloquy 2020

We invite you to our annual research symposium featuring short presentations by Psychology research students and special guests.

View the Psycolloquy programme 2020 (PDF)

Guest speakers

  • Associate Professor Trent Smith (Department of Economics), “Behavioural economics and dietary choice: The McDonald's equilibrium”
  • Dr Mei Peng (Department of Food Science), “Searching for a personalised index for hedonic eating”
  • Associate Professor Nicola Swain (Department of Psychological Medicine), “Psychological interventions for persistent pain“

Learn about some of the exciting research taking place across Psychology and related disciplines:

Māori Perspective:
  • Aroaro Tamati, "He Piki Raukura: Understanding and assessing Ao Māori child development constructs"
  • Ben Hanara, "Māori perspectives of the brain"
  • Rawiri Ratahi, "Pūrākau and wellbeing"
  • Alina Tetereva, "Long-range temporal correlations (LRTC): a novel fMRI-based brain biomarker"
  • Ashleigh Barrett-Young, "Retinal biomarkers of cognitive decline"
  • Zihan Fang, "EEG biomarker for anxiety disorder"
  • Yi-Sheng Wong, "Investigation of mind wandering and its relationship with task switching"
Mental Health:
  • Andre Mason, "Mental health and suicidality"
  • Tanwen Ward, "Tabletop role-playing game engagement in the autistic community"
  • Claire Liggins, "Psychopathic Personality Disorder"
Cognition + Development:
  • Amber Lim, "Children see, children learn: rich social experiences relate to mental state vocabulary of children from 12 months old"
  • Ashley Hinten, "Effect of screen media on children's cognitive development"
  • Liz Dovenberg, "Physical activity, quality of life, and autism spectrum disorder"

Please join us on 25 November 2020, 9am–5pm
Department of Psychology
Room 2.03, Level 2
William James Building
275 Leith Walk

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