HCR20-V3 and RSVP Forensic Psychology Training Courses

Following the success of the HCR-20 Version 3 and RSVP (Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol) workshops in the spring, the Centre of Research and Education in Forensic Psychology (CORE-FP) at the University of Kent will be offering these again this December. See the information document for dates and prices.

For more details or to book your place on either workshop, please contact Jackie Fotheringham on 01227 824 804 or at j.c.fotheringham@kent.ac.uk.


The smell of death can trigger fight or flight in humans

New research from a team led by a psychologist at the University suggests humans, like other species, can perceive certain scents as threatening.

Dr Arnaud Wisman, of the School of Psychology, found that putrescine, the chemical produced by decaying tissue of dead bodies, can produce a fight-or-flight response in humans.

In four different experiments, people were exposed consciously and non-consciously to putrescine.

To find out more, please go to the University’s News Centre.

Awards for research postgraduate presentations and posters

We are pleased to announce the winners of the awards for the research postgraduate presentation day held on 22 September.

Based on the judges’ recommendations the following awards have been made:

The two equal awards for Best Poster go to Kayleigh Whitby and Varoth (Nash) Chotpitayasunondh, who each win a £15 Amazon voucher.

Best Presentation (£40 Amazon voucher) goes to Benny Ogidan, and very close behind are John Sabo and Anita Ruddle, who share the second prize of a £30 voucher.

Thanks to everyone who presented talks and posters; the field was excellent and continued the School tradition of outstanding quality in students’ research communication!

Also special thanks to the staff poster judges (Emma Alleyne, Lindsey Cameron, Ana Leite, and David Wilkinson) and also to the first year PhD student judges who had stayed for the whole day and volunteered to rate the presentations (Caitlin Baker, Emma Garcia, Natalie Gentry, Ignacio Rodriguez and Heather Rolfe).