Women in STEMM Outreach Event17 November 2016The School of Experimental Psychology took part in an outreach event celebrating women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Maths (STEMM). A combination of undergraduate and postgraduate students talked to year 8 and 9 pupils from local schools about research in Psychology and provided them with an opportunity to participate in demonstrations.
Sugar reduction: can low-calorie sweeteners help?18 October 2016Public Health England have recommended that consumption of free sugars should be reduced to 5% of dietary energy. This is thought to be a very difficult target to meet, although wider use of low-calorie sweeteners could help.
Undergraduate student, Veronica Boniotti, heads to Sri Lanka10 October 2016In March, Veronica Boniotti travelled to Sri Lanka to undertake a voluntary Mental Health Placement with SLV, a graduate-led volunteering organisation, which runs psychology-focused placements in Sri Lanka and also in Bali, Indonesia.
BCDC researchers visit India1 October 2016Two researchers from the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre spent the summer working in schools in India. During their visit, they collected data for various studies which are examining cultural differences in the development of prosocial behaviour.
‘Nudging’ clinicians toward better decisions3 August 2016Iain Gilchrist is a Professor of Neuropsychology from the School of Experimental Psychology and Director of the University’s interdisciplinary centre for research on ‘making decisions in an unstable world’. A three-month Research for Health Award from the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute allowed Iain and his team to collaborate with Dr Chris Bourdeaux from University Hospitals Bristol. Together they studied the role of information flow in helping intensive care clinicians to make better decisions and achieve better outcomes for patients.
Learn about your brilliant brain at the Bristol Neuroscience Festival15 March 2016Ever wondered how your brain controls movement or creates memories? The wonders and complexities of the human brain are being explained at a free festival of neuroscience, organised by the University of Bristol to give a unique insight into the power of our cleverest organ.
Researchers ask for public’s views on Bristol’s shared spaces15 March 2016Researchers at the University of Bristol are asking people for their views about ‘shared space’ in the city. Pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and others are often expected to share routes or public spaces in order to get around in Bristol. Sometimes this works well, but at other times it can cause difficulties.