2019/2020

The Centre holds a regular series of Visiting Speaker research talks. We invite academics and practitioners working at universities and in a variety of 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!

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


2019/2020 Visiting Speaker Series

The Staffordshire Centre for Psychological Research Showcase Seminar

Dr. Romina Vivaldi, Dr. Sam Jones and Dr. Lisa Cowap, Staffordshire Centre for Psychological Research, Staffordshire University

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

Featured talks include children’s flexible interpretations of pictures (Dr. Romina Vivaldi), audiovisual integration in the ageing brain (Dr. Sam Jones), and perspectives on children’s healthy eating (Dr Lisa Cowap).

The talks are open to all staff, students and the general public. Talks will start at 4pm on Thursday 3rd October in R002, Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Science Centre, Stoke-on-Trent. No need to book, just turn up!

Host: Dr Richard Jolley (r.jolley@staffs.ac.uk)
Date: 4pm-5pm, Thursday 3rd October 2019
Venue: R002 Science Centre Lecture Theatre (ground floor), Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF.


“It won’t happen to me”: Perceptions and experiences of cyberbullying

Dr. Lucy Betts, Associate Professor, Nottingham Trent University

Host: Peter Macaulay (Peter.Macaulay@staffs.ac.uk)
Date: 4pm-5pm, Thursday 17th October 2019
Venue: R002 Science Centre Lecture Theatre (ground floor), Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF.


“All professions are a conspiracy against the laity” or “Why do we talk Gobbledygook to our clients and patients?”

Why Health Literacy is so important for Health Professionals

Mike Oliver, Public Health, Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Host: Dr Rachel Povey (r.povey@staffs.ac.uk)
Date: 4pm-5pm, Thursday 31st October 2019
Venue: R002 Science Centre Lecture Theatre (ground floor), Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF.


The ontogeny of human ingenuity: exploring the factors that promote problem-solving and innovation in childhood

Dr Emily Burdett, Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham

Host: Dr Sarah Rose (s.e.rose@staffs.ac.uk)
Date: 4pm-5pm, Thursday 14th November 2019
Venue: R002 Science Centre Lecture Theatre (ground floor), Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF.


Title TBC

Angela Fletton, Public Health Commissioning Manager, Norfolk County Council

Host: Dr Rachel Povey (r.povey@staffs.ac.uk)
Date: 4pm-5pm, Thursday 28th November 2019
Venue: R002 Science Centre Lecture Theatre (ground floor), Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF.


Health Promotion and Bisexuality

Dr Katie Wright-Bevans, Lecturer in Psychology, Keele University

Host: Dr Jennifer Taylor (jennifer.taylor@staffs.ac.uk)
Date: 4pm-5pm, Thursday 23rd January 2020
Venue: R002 Science Centre Lecture Theatre (ground floor), Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF.


If we can’t read someone’s mind do we tend to dislike them?  Does it make a difference if there are autistic?

Professor Peter Mitchell, Professor of Psychology, University of Nottingham

Host: Dr Richard Jolley (r.jolley@staffs.ac.uk)
Date: 4pm-5pm, Thursday 6th February 2020
Venue: R002 Science Centre Lecture Theatre (ground floor), Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF.


Borrowed memories: the experience of living with dissociative amnesia. A narrative approach

Marian Crowley, Lecturer in Counselling, Staffordshire University

Host: Dr Doreen Fleet (d.fleet@staffs.ac.uk)
Date: 4pm-5pm, Thursday 20th February 2020
Venue: R002 Science Centre Lecture Theatre (ground floor), Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF.


Title TBC

Speaker TBC

Host: TBC
Date: 4pm-5pm, Thursday 5th March 2020
Venue: R002 Science Centre Lecture Theatre (ground floor), Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF.


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

Dr Tom Hunt, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Derby

Host: Dr Sarah Rose (s.e.rose@staffs.ac.uk)
Date: 4pm-5pm, Thursday 19th March 2020
Venue: R002 Science Centre Lecture Theatre (ground floor), Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF.