Leverhulme Trust PhD Studentship 2016

Applications are invited for a Leverhulme Trust 3 year PhD studentship, on the project: Imagining the self in fictional worlds: evidence from Autism Spectrum Disorder (see also www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/research/ark/). The studentship will be undertaken under the supervision of Dr Heather Ferguson and Dr David Williams at the University of Kent’s School of Psychology, starting in September 2016.

Deadline for applications is 13 May 2016; all materials, including references, must be received by that date. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in the week beginning 23 May.

For more details and information on eligibility and how to apply, please see the full advertisement.

Psychological Science Open Day

Public engagement

Saturday 9 April 2016, 11.30am – 3pm: Psychological Science Open Day, School of Psychology, Keynes College

We invite you to learn about psychology research at Kent, to explore how we conduct research, and to hear about the impact of our research findings. Watch us demonstrate virtual reality, brain stimulation and eye-tracking devices and hear about local and national research projects that have made a difference to individuals and communities. The event is free and open to all, refreshments and lunch will be provided. Feel free to drop in for some or all of the open day and find out more about psychological science and you can be involved in research.

For more information on this event, including the schedule and directions, please see https://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/karu/index.html?tab=public-engagement.

Training on the FIP-MO

Congratulations to Dr Nichola Tyler, who has been awarded £1,700 by Eric Shepherd Forensic Services for a project entitled “Training on the FIP-MO”.

The FIP-MO is the first standardised intervention for individuals with a mental/personality disorder who deliberately set fires. It was developed as part of a joint project by CORE-FP (University of Kent) and Kent Forensic Psychiatry Service (Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust).