Visting Speaker Series

Every year in the Department of Psychology we hold a visiting speaker series in which we invite academics and practitioners working at other universities and practice-based settings around the UK to present their current research and practice.

These talks enable staff, students and members of the public to be kept up-to-date with research and practice in psychology. The talks are free and no booking is required. We also live tweet from these talks using the #StaffsVSS hashtag.

All staff, students, and members of the public are welcome to attend


2020 – 2021 Visiting Speaker Series

This year the Visiting Speaker talks are been held on a monthly basis, with three speakers in each semester. All talks begin on Thursdays at 4pm, and will be delivered via Microsoft Teams.

For further information about the Visiting Speaker Series please contact the Talk host (please note that talks and dates may be subject to change).


Come and join the Staffordshire Centre for Psychological Research for a series of short talks showcasing research conducted by new additions to the academic staff in the Department of Psychology!

Featured talks include “The white curriculum, research, and reproducing racism” (Dr. Sarah Gillborn), “How teachers perceive and address cyberbullying in the school environment” (Peter Macaulay), and “The complexities of sexual consent communication according to young people” (Dr. Saskia Jones).

The session will start at 4pm on Thursday 8th October online via Microsoft Teams. No need to book, just tune in!

Host: Dr Richard Jolley (r.jolley@staffs.ac.uk)
Date: 4pm-5pm, Thursday 8th October 2020
Access: via Microsoft Teams.


“Grace Under Pressure: Resilience, well-being, and burnout in frontline workers in the UK and Ireland during the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic”

Dr Rachel Sumner, University of Gloucestershire

Host: Dr Richard Jolley (r.jolley@staffs.ac.uk)
Date: 4pm-5pm, Thursday 5th November 2020
Access: via Microsoft Teams.


“From panic in primary school to international researcher: A career in mathematics anxiety research and impact.”

Dr Tom Hunt, University of Derby

Host: Dr Richard Jolley (r.jolley@staffs.ac.uk)
Date: 4pm-5pm, Thursday 3rd December 2020
Access: via Microsoft Teams.