public engagement

Sometimes what I do can feel like an uphill battle… there’s a common belief that ‘public patient involvement’ (also dubbed ‘PPI’, complete with an eye-roll) is a box-ticking exercise, or has no scientific worth. Basic lay review of an already formed grant or ethics...

There seem to be fewer and fewer occasions where subjectivity and neural disorder are married together without causing controversy; thankfully, Beyond My Control is raising the numbers. The public engagement initiative IMPACT – a collaboration between the University of Exeter...

A clinical psychologist who has called on the public to create a collection of soothing images for use in psychotherapy and research has been awarded this year’s British Psychological Society Public Engagement and Media Award. Dr Stella Chan (University of Edinburgh), the...

The 'Faraway Forest' at Latitude Festival in Suffolk was our home this July for an unusual public engagement project: instead of giving a talk, we opted to involve audience members in a real-life experiment. '...

In June, I took part in the ‘widening participation’ event ‘I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here’, in the ‘Mental Health’ section. Sponsored by the British Psychological Society, the event involved some 3400 school pupils across the UK...

There are doubtless many skills involved in writing for impact. But we will never learn those skills unless we are motivated to do so. For that to happen, attitudes – or rather social norms – in our discipline have to change. There are many entrenched views that stand in the...

A psychologist with a passion for spreading the word about research and the effects of ageing on the brain has been awarded the 2016 British Psychological Society Public Engagement and Media Award.

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Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes FAcSS FBPsS FRSM gave his Presidential Address at the British Psychological Society's Annual Conference in Nottingham.

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Pick up today’s newspaper, or go online, or turn on the radio. You will immediately be immersed in a world where psychology surely has so much to offer. An evidence-based approach to human behaviour is central to mental health, education, healthcare, employment, crime and...

This year was the busiest yet for the British Psychological Society Stand at the Big Bang Fair. The Fair, which is one of the largest celebrations of science, technology, engineering and maths of its kind in Europe, brings together children and young people from across the UK...