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Date Department News
12/09/2013
PALS

The annual A. R. Jonckheere lecture entitled ‘An Integrative Theory of Human Reasoning: Modelling the Physical and Social World’ will be delivered by Professor Mike Oaksford (Birkbeck, University of London) in the Ground Floor Lecture Theatre (Roberts Building) on Thursday 12th September at 5pm.

Prof Oaksford is one of the foremost experts on the psychology of reasoning and is the author (with Chater) of Rationality in an Uncertain World (1998) and Bayesian Rationality (2007).

The lecture is hosted by the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences and will be followed by a reception in the Roberts Building Foyer. The lecture is free of charge and open to all staff and students.

29/04/2013
PALS The Division has been awarded the Green Impact Silver Award , as well as being awarded the Energy Saving Idea Award for our recommendations for directing people to use the stairs and also for installing green rooves.
19/03/2013
ICN Professor Nilli Lavie is a contributor to this week’s intriguing episode of BBC Horizon. The program provides an insight into the high pressure (high load) environment of the operating theatre, and attempts to delineate the factors which lead to surgeon error. The Horizon programme will be shown on Thursday 21st March at 9pm.
08/03/2013
PALS The BBC investigates the quietest room at UCL. "The room that sucks out sound", the Anechoic Chamber. BBC Reporter Mike Williams talks to Dr Steven Nevard, the Experimental Officer responsible for the Anechoic Chamber at UCL.
26/02/2012
ICN Last weekend belonged to UCL’s Professor Uta Frith. She was the subject of a special profile in the Observer and she was this week’s guest on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs broadcast on Sunday morning. Her warmth of character and her love of science, in particular her specialism in understanding autism, shone through.
05/02/2013 ICN Professor Uta Frith (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) was appointed as an honorary Dame Commander of the British Empire in recognition of her outstanding scientific career.
05/02/2013 CEHP Professor Peter Fonagy (UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences) who is the recipient of this year’s British Psychological Society Lifetime Achievement Award. News of the award can be found here.
05/02/2013
ICN
Professor Sophie Scott, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, received the Provost's Award for Public Engagement. Professor Scott was recognised for her participation and leadership in a range of public engagement activities, from stand-up comedy to the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition. Sophie is a figurehead for public engagement and has worked hard to empower colleagues to participate
17/12/2012 PALS Psychology Christmas Video
10/12/2012 PALS Dr Chris Donlan has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists in recognition of his work for and with the profession. 
13/11/2012 CEHP Professor Mary Target and Dr Nick Midgley (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) talk about the legacy of Anna Freud on the 60th anniversary of the centre she established. Listen: BBC R4’s All in the Mind
26/09/2012
CEHP
Dr Frances Rice, has just received an MRC Centenary Award. The award has just been launched by the MRC to mark its 100 years, supporting the very best of its early career researchers to accelerate their research and their career development. The award will serve as a top-up to her MRC new investigator award “neurocognitive predictors of adolescent depression.”  
05/09/2012
SHPS
Professor Valerie Hazan volunteered to be part of the security team at the Olympics. Professor Hazan has wanted to be part of the the Games since she was a child. Read more on this page.
30/08/2012
PALS Mary Wykes, from the Divisional Finance Team, volunteered to assist at the Olympic Games, which were held in London in August 2012. Mary has described her experience as a 'rare opportunity'.
24/07/2012 PALS Bencie Woll and Chris Brewin have both been elected Fellows of the British Academy. This is a very high honour. Additionally two of our Alumni, Ol Braddick and Nick Chater have also been elected.
20/06/2012
CPB Dr Adam Harris has received a New Investigator Award from the Division of Experimental Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Each year The APA gives a series of awards to honor outstanding new investigators based on the Editors’ judgment of the mos outstanding empirical papers authored by an eligible new scholar. Dr Harris was selected on the basis of his paper, “Communicating environmental risks: Clarifying the severity effect in interpretations of verbal probability expressions,” which appeared in the 2011 volume of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.
19/06/2012
PALS Congratulations go to Professor Uta Frith on becoming an honorary Dame Commander of the British Empire
29/05/2012
UCLIC

Prof Yvonne Rogers (Director of UCLIC) has written a new book entitled: HCI Theory: Classical, Modern, and Contemporary. Synthesis Lectures on Human-Centered Informatics

03/04/2012
PALS The Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, has won the Silver Award for the UCL Green Impact scheme.
02/04/2012 ICN

Jake Fairnie and Anna Remington were awarded £7,500 from the UCL Bright Ideas Award for One Minute Manuscript!

02/04/2012
ICN Jake Fairnie and Anna Remington won the ICN Brains on Film competition. To view their video on YouTube called 'We Didn't Start the Scanner' please go here>>>
26/03/2012
CEHP Domestic violence affects one million children in the UK Research by Dr Eamon McCrory (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) shows the neurological impact on children of domestic violence is similar to soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder. Read more>>>
12/03/2012
CPB Helene Joffe and a team of academics from the universities of Birmingham, Lancashire, Southampton and UCL, will be researching a new project about 'Transforming the engineering of cities to deliver societal and planetary wellbeing'. Helene is a co-investigator with the team and the EPSRC has awarded the project a grant of £6,150,000.
05/03/2012
CPB Helene Joffe and an interdisciplinary team (Sophie Bostock, Tse-Hui Teh and Matthew Pope) won the Crucible Wellbeing research prize of £10 000 for their project ‘Windows to Wellbeing’
22/02/2012
Dev Sci Dr Michael Clarke has been awarded a new research grant for a project entitled 'Functional gaze control in young children with cerebral palsy', funded by SPARKS (Sport Aiding Medical Research for Kids).
22/02/2012
CEHP Chris Brewin and John King from CEHP, together with Mel Slater from UCL Computer Science and Paul Gilbert from the University of Derby, have been awarded a grant of £447,488 by the Medical Research Council’s Experimental Medicine for Mental Health programme for a project on overcoming self-critical attitudes using virtual reality.
12/2011
CEHP
Dr Eamon McCrory, lead author from the UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences and the Anna Freud Centre, has published a brain imaging study last December showing that 'children exposed to maltreatment show similar brain patterns to soldiers exposed to combat'. This was the first fMRI study of emotional processing in children following familial maltreatment. 
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