Members of our department engage frequently with the public to showcase their research, inspire the younger generation and engage with the local community. Our researchers committed to sharing their work with a wide variety of different populations, across all age groups, interest groups and all sections of society. A core segment of our pubic engagement efforts involves reaching out to school pupils who are interested in studying psychology and neuroscience, with talks, workshops, outreach events and the UNIQ Spring and Summer schools.
10 October 2019
In a move that will transform future mental health research, Prof Elaine Fox has been made the national Mental Health Impact and Engagement Coordinator for UK Research and Innovation. Read more to find out more about what this means for supporting improved mental health research across the UK.
9 August 2019
Prof Robin Dunbar, Emeritus Professor of Evolutionary Psychology has been in conversation with Jim Al-Khalili on Radio 4's Life Scientific. This fascinating podcast gives takes us on a journey from his early beginnings in science, and his fascinating research and groundbreaking discoveries he's made deciphering the mysteries as to why humans and animals evolve the social habits to exist in friendship circles.
17 July 2019
Now is your chance to get a sneak peek into the workings of one of the first dedicated developmental psychology research centres established in the UK. From looking at the development of cognitive functions such as speech and language, memories and higher executive functions such as decision making, the Oxford BabyLab has been unlocking the secrets of the developing infant brain since 1992.
14 June 2019
Dyedra Morrisey, a DPhil student from Prof Robin Murphy's Computational Psychopathology lab has won 2nd place in the "3 Minute Thesis" competition. Her talk covered her research into the Planning Fallacy, where people's expectations on the completion of tasks and meeting deadlines vary, often wildly. With a useful addition of real-life examples where the planning fallacy manifests.