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Psychology Student Conference 2013 – keynote speakers announced

Professor Michael Eysenck and Dr Aric Sigman will give keynote presentations at the fourth annual Psychology Student Conference.

Posted: 15 April 2013

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Professor Michael Eysenck and Dr Aric Sigman

The Department of Psychology is delighted to announce that Professor Michael Eysenck and Dr Aric Sigman will give keynote presentations at the fourth annual Psychology Student Conference.

The conference is being held at Whitelands College on Thursday 25 April and aims to give final year psychology students the opportunity to showcase their work via oral presentations and posters.

The day will involve awards and prizes from the British Psychological Society, an employability fair with a number of exhibitors, networking opportunities and, of course, lively discussions.

About the keynote speakers

Professor Michael Eysenck is one of the best known names in British psychology. His main research interests are in the area of anxiety and cognition. He is a prolific writer and researcher whose work has had a major impact in the area of cognitive psychology. Professor Eysenck was the Founding Editor of the ‘European Journal of Cognitive Psychology’ and President of the Society for Stress and Anxiety Research (2007-2009). He was awarded its Lifetime Career Award in 2009. He was Chair of the Cognitive Section of the British Psychological Society between 1982 and 1987. In 1987, he moved to Royal Holloway, University of London as Professor (1987 – 2009) and Head of Department (1987 – 2005). During those years, the Psychology Department at Royal Holloway became one of the leading psychology departments in the United Kingdom. In 2013, he became an Honorary Fellow of Royal Holloway. Since 2010, he has been a Professorial Fellow at the University of Roehampton.

Dr Aric Sigman completed a BSc Hons in Psychology, MSc in The Neurophysiological Basis of Behaviour, and a Ph.D. in the role of attention in autonomic nervous system self-regulation. He works independently in child health education and travels abroad frequently to observe various cultures including those in North Korea, Turkmenistan, Republic of Congo, Bhutan, Mali, Borneo, Tonga, Myanmar (Burma), Irian Jaya (West Papua), Laos, Iran, Vietnam, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Far Eastern Siberia, Sumatra, South Korea, Cambodia, Chile, Philippines, Japan, China and others. He has twice been invited to address the European Parliament Working Group on the Quality of Childhood in the European Union, in Brussels. The EU Parliamentary Working Group published his report on the impact of electronic media and screen dependency, and in 2013, it will publish his second report on Preventing Alcohol Misuse Among Children and Adolescents in the EU. Aric has published biology, medical papers and books related to health education. He regularly contributes to British TV and print media and his health education book Getting Physical: a teenage health guide won The Times Educational Supplement's Information Book Award.

The conference will take place on Thursday 25 April 2013 at Whitelands College campus. Everyone is invited to attend.

For more details about this event, please contact: Dr Marcia Worrell (m.worrell@roehampton.ac.uk) or Dr Lewis Goodings (lewis.goodings@roehampton.ac.uk).

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