SalfordPsych lecturer Robert Bendall has recently been awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Research Scholarship. The Scholarship aims to develop promising early career researchers and the project – Individual differences in emotional processing and their impact on the relationship between emotion and cognition, will build upon recent work in the area of emotion science. Robert is looking forward to working with his mentor Dr Catherine Thompson and is very grateful for her support. The findings of the project will be presented at the European Society for Cognitive Psychology Conference.
Dr Catherine Thompson has been awarded a grant by the British Psychological to support her project “The influence of emotion on visual attention: Varying attentional capacity or biasing processing strategy?” This award pays for an undergraduate research assistant, and Ashley Taylor (L5 Psychology and Counselling student) will be working on the project for 8 weeks over the summer. As you may be aware, this is a highly competitive national competition and this success is credit to Catherine using publications to launch her original ideas. You can find out about Ashley’s experiences of working on this project in her blog post.
The UK Media Psychology team – Jo Meredith, Adam Galpin and Sharon Coen – hosted the 4th International Interdisciplinary Symposium on Micro-Analysis of Online data. Around 30 delegates attended the event, which included presentations, advice sessions for PhD students and data sessions. You can find out more about this event here .
The ‘fabulous 5’ early career researchers from the Directorate of Psychology and Public Health won second prize in the Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards. For more on their research see their blog post.