UCL Institute of Mental Health


First meeting - Special Interest Group in Social Cognition and Behaviour

07 September 2022, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

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The IoMH brings together the UCL mental health community spread across UCL’s eleven faculties and our partner NHS Trusts.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Dr Andrew Sommerlad


Lecture Theatre G12
1-19 Torrington Place

Our Special Interest Group meetings are fora for discussion and exchange of ideas in specific areas of mental health. We aim to foster collaborative work in mental health by encouraging joined-up thinking and interdisciplinary approaches and providing opportunities for collaboration between academics, clinicians and other practitioners.

Our next event will be the first meeting of the Special Interest Group in Social cognition and behaviour, bringing together researchers across UCL to strengthen capacity and collaboration across UCL in research into this area.

This event will be held face-to-face at Lecture Theatre G12, 1-19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HB from 2-5 pm on Wednesday 7th September and is open to UCL staff and students.

Speakers will showcase examples of cutting-edge research at UCL in social cognition and behaviour and the breadth of methodological approaches and disease areas.


2pm Welcome: Dr Andrew Sommerlad & Prof Antonia Hamilton

SIG organisers

2.05 pm Prof Aikaterini Fotopoulou

Professor of Psychodynamic Neuroscience, Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology

2.25pm Prof Elizabeth Pellicano

Professor of Autism, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences

2:55 pm Panel Discussion and next steps: Strengthening collaboration in social cognition and behaviour

3.20 pm Flash presentations

4pm Networking and refreshments

We intend the meeting to be face-to-face to facilitate networking and collaboration and would like to ensure it is accessible to all. Please contact us at dop.socialsig@ucl.ac.uk if you have any specific requests including dietary requirements or if you would like to attend remotely.