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Nihr grant supports research into anxiety disorders in young children

NIHR grant supports research into anxiety disorders in young children

Impact Media Research

Professor Cathy Creswell of the Departments of Experimental Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Oxford has been awarded a £2.5 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research to develop and evaluate procedures for identifying and treating anxiety disorders in primary school aged children.

Prof paul salkovskis strengthens our clinical research and teaching offering

Paul Salkovskis joins the department

Department Media Research Teaching

Distinguished clinical psychologist, Paul Salkovskis joins the department, bringing his clinical and research expertise, heralding a significant evolution in its clinical psychology teaching and research.

Robin dunbar and his life scientific

Robin Dunbar and his Life Scientific

Department Media Public Engagement

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.

Another successful uniq summer experience

Another successful UNIQ summer experience

Department Media Outreach

Earlier in July, the department was proud to have hosted another successful group of eager young Oxford hopefuls interested in studying experimental psychology at undergraduate level.

Sneak peek inside the oxford babylab

Sneak peek inside the Oxford BabyLab

Department Media Public Engagement

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.

Let2019s talk about loneliness 2013 the importance of social psychology

Let’s talk about loneliness – the importance of social psychology

Loneliness is an expanding challenge for health and care, and something that could affect any one of us at any point in our lives. This year’s focal point is about reducing the stigma about loneliness. We’re using the opportunity to shine a light on some social psychology research and how it can help tackle loneliness.

The planning fallacy three minute thesis competition winner

The Planning Fallacy - Three Minute Thesis

Media Outreach Public Engagement

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.

New bbc documentary of anxiety

BBC documentary on anxiety

Impact Media Public Engagement

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.

The future of children and young people2019s mental health research at the university of oxford an interview with cathy creswell

The future of children and young people’s mental health research at the University of Oxford

Media Public Engagement Research

In her first interview since joining the University of Oxford, Cathy gives us a taster of what it's like researching psychological therapies for children and young people

The online psychologist

The online psychologist

Impact Media Research

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, we are exploring how the University of Oxford has been researching the potential of online psychological treatments to support better mental health care

Department member honoured by royal society

Department member honoured by Royal Society

Award Career Media

Professor Matthew Rushworth, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience has been honoured by the Royal Society by being elected a Fellow for his outstanding contributions to science

2018night time cat2019 a children2019s book to support improved grammar understanding

‘Night-time Cat’ - a children’s book to support improved grammar understanding

Media Public Engagement

Postdoctoral research associate publishes a children's book that enables greater exposure to complex grammar structures at a young age, supporting children's long-term reading and learning development.

University of oxford cognitive neuroscientist announced as an inaugural editor in chief of new open access journal

Exciting new open access journal now accepting submissions

General Media Research

Prof Kate Watkins, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience is the inaugural co-Editor-in-Chief of a new open access journal: the Neurobiology of Language.

Is child abuse on the increase?

Impact Publication Research

New research from the University of Oxford has found that since the 1900s there has been a large overall decrease in child abuse – but, worryingly, that trend may now be reversing.

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