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2011 News

Date Department News
PALS Psychology Christmas Video

British Aphasiology Society Student Project Prize 2011

Helen Davy (2011 graduate) has been awarded the Student Project Prize of the British Aphasiology Society for her project entitled ‘Getting into shape: The effect of Shape Coding on the spoken language production of a man with chronic aphasia’. This is a prestigious national prize, awarded to the best student project in the UK on any topic relating to acquired aphasia.

This is the second year in succession that a BSc Speech Sciences student has been awarded this prize (last year’s winner was Justine Green).

PALS Congratulations to our students Ria Bernard, Kate McMahon & Rebecca Burns who are recipients of UCL Mentor Awards 2011!
PALS David Curtin (graduated BSc Speech Sciences 2011) was awarded student campaigner of the year award at a ceremony for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) Honours and Giving Voice awards at Westminster on 18th October, 2011. More>>>
Professor Noam Chomsky (MIT) gave a presentation in the Linguistics Department at UCL about the importance of the study of human language to our understanding of the human mind, titled “On the Poverty of the Stimulus”.The video is now available to view on this link here.
06/10/2011 PALS
A team of UCL colleagues has been awarded £55K from JISC to help fund a 2-year project which will develop the digital literacy of teaching administrators at UCL.
06/10/2011 CEHP
Prof. Mary Target and Dr Nick Midgley received a grant from the Monument Trust, which began in July 2011, for a qualitative study of the experience of young people and their families receiving psychological treatment for adolescent depression. Both Mary and Nick are employed at the Anna Freud Centre and at UCL, and the grant ‘sits’ more in AFC, but with a strong UCL link.
Dev Sci
Frances Rice (CEHP), Norah Frederickson (CEHP), Katherine Shelton (Cardiff University), Chris McManus (CEHP) have been awarded a grant from the Nuffield Foundation (£118K) for a study examining psychological adjustment and academic attainment across the transition to secondary school.
Dr Suzanne Beeke and her colleagues, have been awarded an ESRC grant for research on communication disorders to conversation-based interventions for adults with aphasia.

Speaking and listening in a noisy world

Dr Ifat Yasin, UCL Ear Institute & Professor Stuart Rosen, Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences


Michael Ashby was congratulated on being awarded a provost teaching award.


ICN Professor John Morton becomes ICN Fellow
PALS Times Higher Education Leadership & Management Awards 2011
5-10/7/2011 SHPS 'Speaking and listening in a noisy world' at the Summer Exhibition.
15/2/11 ICN UCL neuroscientist awarded prestigious Swedish Neuropsychological Society prize
10/02/11 ICN Look at your body to reduce pain
2011 CPB Peter Howell's Nature article on the film The King's Speech
2011 CPB The President's Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge
28/Dec 2010 ICN Left wing or right wing? It's written in the brain

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