The College of Social Science research showcase took place on 6th June 2018. Attendees were treated to updates on research, income generation, and impact from all corners of the College. Psychology was represented this year by Hannah Merdian, Kirsty Miller and Kay Ritchie.
Hannah’s talk (along with colleague, Danielle Kettleborough) detailed some of the work from their onlinePROTECT research and outreach programme. onlinePROTECT aims to eliminate child sexual exploitation on the internet through research, training, consultation, and inter-agency collaboration. You can find out more about onlinePROTECT here
Kirsty spoke about engaging students with public engagement. Kirsty’s talk outlined some of the challenges, and the many advantages of staff working together with students to engage the public with research. You can find out about some of the School’s recent public engagement activities here
Kay’s talk (along with colleague, Robin Kramer) detailed some of here recent work on face recognition. Kay’s research is focused on understanding how we learn what new people look like, and why we are comparatively poor at recognising unfamiliar people. You can find out more about Kay’s research here
Kirsty’s talk on engaging students with public engagement
Kay’s talk on face recognition research
Hannah speaking about onlinePROTECT