One of our psychology lecturers, Michael Richards, was awarded a public engagement grant from the British Psychological Society in 2013. In collaboration with All FM radio station and Manchester Metropolitan University, Michael will use this grant to produce 8 radio shows that embrace different psychologies including forensic, health and clinical psychology. Michael will collaborate with a group of men labelled with learning difficulties from Manchester, to help connect the community with psychology. The shows will bring psychology to a wider audience in an accessible and fun way. The shows will contain music, interviews and discussions about the main issues, positives and negatives that accompany the range of psychologies we learn on BPS courses. Below are the dates of the shows, which will take place every two weeks at 2pm and will be broadcast on All FM.
29.01.14 – 2pm – Show 1 – What is Psychology?
12.02.14 – 2pm – Show 2 – Neuropsychology
26.02.14 – 2pm – Show 3 – Clinical Psychology and Counselling Psychology
12.03.14 – 2pm – Show 4 – Health Psychology and Sport/Exercise Psychology
26.03.14 – 2pm – Show 5 – Forensic Psychology
09.04.14 – 2pm – Show 6 – Developmental Psychology
23.04.14 – 2pm – Show 7 – Community and Critical Psychology
07.05.14 – 2pm – Show 8 – The way forward for psychology – the Big Society and learning difficulties
You can contact Michael if you want to know more on M.Richards2@salford.ac.uk or via Twitter @mikepsychology or if have any ideas or views that might contribute towards the shows.