Research Talks

Location: Whitelands, G036. Time: Mondays, 1pm-1.50pm

All Roehampton staff and students are welcome to attend!

Feel free to bring your lunch!

Spring Term 2018




22nd January

Professor Anssi Peräkylä, Department of Social Research Sociology, University of Helsinki

"The Psychophysiology of Storytelling"

29th January Professor Val Curran, Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London "Cannabis: Pleasure, Madness, Medicine?"
5th February Dr. Tali Sharot, Head of The Affective Brain Lab, University College London "Information seeking and accumulation in the human brain"
12th February Reading week No talk
19th February Professor John McLeod, Department of Psychology, University of Abertay Dundee "Psychotherapy and Goal Alignment Theory"
26th February Dr. Ray Norbury, Department of Psychology, University of Roehampton "Circadian preference, emotional processing and risk taking"
5th March Professor Philip Terry, Department of Psychology and Associate Dean (Research and Enterprise), Kingston University "Can the psychological effects of drugs be conditioned to the places where people take them?"
12th March Dr. Jason Moser, Director of the Clinical Psychophysiology Lab, Michigan State University "Neurophysiological mechanisms of cognitive control in anxiety"
19th March "TBD" "Title TBD"

Autumn Term 2017




2nd Oct

Dr. Laura Mickes. Reader in Psychology, Royal Holloway University

"Eyewitness memory is more reliable than you think"

9th Oct Prof. Avi Reichenberg. Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York "The Role of Environmental Factors in the Development of Autism"
16th Oct Dr. Diana Prata. Marie Curie Fellow, University of Lisbon "Elucidating the impact of psychiatric risk genes on cognition with neuroimaging"
23rd Oct Reading week. No talk.  
30th Oct Dr Susanne Quadflieg. Senior Lecturer in Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol  "The Emerging Science of People Watching"
6th Nov Dr Julia Vogt. Dept. Psychology, University of Reading "Seeing What You Want To See: Goals & Attention"
13th Nov Dr Akira O'Connor. School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St Andrews. "Deja-vu and Memory Functioning" - full title TBC
20th Nov Dr. Alexis Cullen. Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow. Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London. "Stress, anxiety and cortisol in schizophrenia"
27th Nov Prof. Vicki Bruce. School of Psychology, Newcastle University "Face fallacies: I never forget a face…."
4th Dec Dr. Rob Meadows. Reader in Psychology. University of Surrey "Making Objects: sleep in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction"


Past Events

Autumn Term 2015-16




(please click for abstract)

28/09/2015 Dr. Jan de Fockert
Goldsmiths, University of London
The role of working memory in the control of selective attention
05/10/2015 Dr. Marco Sandrini
University of Roehampton
Prefrontal Cortex and Verbal Episodic Memory
12/10/2015 Dr. Leonie Brose
King's College London
E-cigarettes - the current state of the evidence
19/10/2015 Professor Peter Hegarty
University of Surrey
The Effects of Category Norms on Thinking About Differences Among Social Groups
02/11/2015 Professor Colin Davis
University of London
Models of the Mind: Possibilities and Pitfalls
09/11/2015 Dr. Charlotte Faircloth
University of Roehampton
Sociological perspectives on attachment parenting and intensive motherhood
16/11/2015 Dr. Lee de Wit
KU Leuven
Adventures in Applied vision: Using the visual system as a window to the mind
23/11/2015 Professor Keith Laws
University of Hertfordshire
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis - the Science and Pseudoscience
30/11/2015 Professor Gareth Gaskell
University of York
Sleep, plasticity andconsolidation in language learning
07/12/2015 Dr. Ryan McKay
Royal Holloway, University of London
Delusions, Positive Illusions, and Jumps to Conclusions: Understanding Departures from Rational Belief

Spring Term 2016



(please click for abstract)

11/01/16 Ms . Amy Ronaldson

Stress and cardiovascular disease: the role of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis G070
18/01/16 Dr. Lynette Atkinson
University of Roehampton

Theory of Mind in Reading Development
25/01/16 Dr. Karl-Andrew Woltin
Royal Holloway, University of London. 

Holding warm feelings and giving cold shoulders: Physical warmth sensations increase self-other similarity perceptions for positive traits. 
01/02/2016 Dr Richard Shillcock
University of Edinburgh

Language, universals and intersubjectivity
08/02/2016 Professor Jeff Brunstom
University of Bristol

Please note that this seminar is part of Science Week it will require pre-registration (free).
Mind over Platter: the rôle of cognition in human dietary behaviour

Please use this link to register
(Eventbrite). Other Science Week events are listed here.

22/02/2016 Dr.Sam Roberts
University of Chester

Big data and psychology: Persistence of social signatures in human communication
07/03/2016 Dr. Mathijs Bossong

Acute effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on human cognitive brain function
14/03/2016 Dr. Angelika Lingnau
Royal Holloway, University of London

The organisation of observed actions
21/03/2016 Dr. Björn Meyer

Psychological Internet Interventions for Depression and Anxiety: State of the Evidence


Spring Term 2017



(please click for abstract)

Evangelia Papanikolaou

Receptive music therapy and the Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) method Seminar and workshop


NICE or not so NICE - conference materials can be found here


Departmental Seminars (previous academic years)

A list of talks from the Spring Term 2015 can be found here

A list of talks from the Autumn Term 2014-15 can be found here

A list of talks from the year 2013-14 can be found  here



Research Seminars 2017-2018

Talks are open to ALL but visitors from outside the University of Roehampton are asked to e-mail Dr. James Gilleen in advance or to register for special events using the links provided. Directions to Whitelands campus can be found here. Visitor's parking permits are available from the reception desk at Whitelands College. Location: G036 (Gilbert Scott Lecture Theatre), Parkstead House, Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue, London, SW15 4JD.


Parkstead House


 Psychology Twitter Feed