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