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A senior Psychology lecturer has joined a network of European researchers to challenge businesses to adopt a stronger virtual work approach. The group will highlight the benefits and most effective ways for staff to work together virtually, creating better relationships in workplaces.
Brain imaging expert Professor Paul Allen has joined the Psychology department at the University of Roehampton. With 15 years of experience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and around 80 peer review papers published on psychosis and schizophrenia, Professor Allen has a wealth of knowledge to share with the cognitive neuroscience research team at Roehampton.
Professor Del Loewenthal, who is internationally recognised for his research in counselling and psychotherapy, has received a visiting professorship from the University of Athens, Greece. The award will enable Professor Loewenthal to develop joint research with the university, on the emotional learning of European prisoners and young people. To date, the research has shown that over 92% of prisoners found the therapeutic use of photographs either very helpful (56.4%) or helpful (35.9%).
A new UK and Norwegian film production portrays the real-life stories and experiences of people living with dementia.
As portable digital devices become a feature of everyday life, arts and play psychotherapists need to understand their potential benefits, and recognise the risks and barriers to their use. With cuts to therapeutic services and the requirement to offer more psychological support with fewer resources, can the powerful new technologies of tablet computers and smartphones offer new ways to extend and innovate in the arts and play psychotherapies?
The University of Roehampton has been ranked as the top modern university in London by the Complete University Guide, which published its annual league table today.

Final year students from any university due to complete their bachelor’s degree this summer are being encouraged to apply for a postgraduate taught course at Roehampton, which has created 29 master’s scholarships.

Psychotherapists are being encouraged to break away from traditional therapeutic approaches in Professor Mick Cooper's new book Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling. It provides practical guidance for therapists to devise better tailor-made treatments to suit unique client needs.

Fifty high-achieving postgraduates are being offered the chance of a fully-funded PhD scholarship at the University of Roehampton, with opportunities in all 10 of the University’s academic departments currently available.

Professor Cecilia A. Essau, who is internationally recognised for her leadership and expertise in child and adolescent mental health, was awarded by two universities in Australia and the Philippines. The awards will allow Professor Essau’s to share her extensive knowledge in mental health, and work with those reputable universities to enhance their research in this area. The two distinguished Visiting Professorship awards are listed below.

Crucial analysis to aid the development of a new avatar based software to help young people deal with psychological issues will be carried out by a University of Roehampton counselling expert.

A £500,000 NHS project to enhance UK mental healthcare services will be evaluated by Professor Mick Cooper and his colleagues at the Centre for Research in Social and psychology Transformation (CREST) at Roehampton.

Roehampton counselling expert Professor Mick Cooper will be part of a nine person panel discussing mental health problems in school pupils and staff during a live webchat with The Guardian newspaper this evening.

The lives of notorious mass-murderers Fred and Rosemary West have been explored by Roehampton psychologist Christiane Sanderson, in a three part documentary for Channel 5.

Different types of psychological therapies can change lives in many ways. Discover the impacts of a range of therapies from the experiences of our Professor in Counselling Psychology Mick Cooper, in a recent interview with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Leading children’s author Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson has been confirmed as the new Chancellor of the University of Roehampton, a ceremonial role she said she was ‘honoured’ to accept.

A free festival showcasing the memories, joys, tastes and academic study of food is to be held at the University of Roehampton in mid-November, and Wandsworth residents are being invited to sign up and join in.

Dr Anna Seymour, Senior Lecturer in Dramatherapy has been awarded the prestigious Principal Fellowship status from the Higher Education Academy, the national body for enhancing learning and teaching in higher education.
Roehampton PhD student Sarah Weldon, who is preparing to become the first person ever to row around Great Britain solo, has officially launched her boat at the huge Technopop show in Stratford, East London, with help from Olympic rower Debbie Flood.

The University of Roehampton is the top new university in London according to the Sunday Times, which published its Good University Guide at the weekend.