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Building quality, diversity and publicity for mental health research

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.

Robin Dunbar and his Life Scientific

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.

Sneak peek inside the Oxford BabyLab

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.

The Planning Fallacy - Three Minute Thesis

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.

BBC documentary on anxiety

As part of its Mental Health Season, BBC 1 showed their documentary on anxiety presented by Great British Bake Off Winner, Nadiya Hussain. The show featured Professor of Experimental Psychology, David Clark, who discusses with Nadiya the various features of anxiety.