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Annual Psychology PhD conference 2019

Centre for Psychological Research (PsyCen)

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Annual Psychology PhD conference 2019

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Psychology PhD conference programme 2019

10.00 am - 4.00 pm Tuesday 25th June

Carnegie Pavilion, Room CPV332 and CPV337


9.30am       Refreshments 


10.00 am    Welcome (Tamara Turner-Moore)


 Brief oral presentations

10.10 am

Olivia Robinson

Understanding the care and support needs of nursing home residents living with dementia and comorbid cancer

10.20 am

Lorette Porter

Clarification requests by young children with / without developmental language disorder


Standard oral presentations

10.30 am

Sarah Gilborn

“Even though you know that what you’ve done is right, you’re still devastated”: Negotiating mothers’ responsibilisation in relation to children’s body, health and weight management

10.50 am

Sarah Asquith

Predictors of wellbeing in young people


11.10 am    Refreshment break and an opportunity to view the poster presentations    over a cup of tea/coffee 


Rebecca Platt

The care and support needs of people with comorbid cancer and dementia living in residential care homes

Halima Ahmed

Effects of memory induction on creative thinking in younger and older adults

Lynsey Fenwick

Using phenomenology to explore the impact of the criminal justice system on men investigated for child sexual exploitation offences

Oluwatoyin Bewaji


Classed femininities of Black women: Subjectivities and agency in body reshaping and body management practices

Robin Kaye

An analysis of men's engagement with a prominent social media campaign


11.45 am      Keynote address:

  •  “I have no idea what I’m doing…”: Reflections of an   early career researcher (Dr Jess Drakett)   
  • Life as an academic beyond the early career phase (Professor Anna Abraham)

12.45 pm       Lunch


Standard oral presentations 

1.30 pm

Michael Collins

The application of new techniques to the study of language evolution


1.50 pm

Candice Whitaker

Body Talk: The role of masculinity in young men’s body image and appearance related matters


2.10 pm

Marion Holloway

You are what you eat: Face validity, generalisability, and measures of compulsive sexual behaviour



2.30 pm      Refreshment break


Brief oral presentations

2.50 pm

Emma Longfellow

Initial findings from a systematic research review on client perceptions of treatment for sexual thoughts of children or coercion

3.00 pm

Jane Ireson

An evaluation of a new online patient reported outcome measure (PROM) for women affected by Gestational Trophoblastic Disease in the United Kingdom


Standard oral presentations

3.10 pm

Daniel Leach

What can eye tracking tell us about learning and transfer?

3.30 pm

Brian Charlesworth

Hats & Voices or Reflections on being an Insider researcher


3.50 pm      Call for Psychology research student reps for 2019/20 (Michael Collins & Olivia Robinson)


3.55 pm       Wrapping up (Tamara Turner-Moore)


4.00 pm      Conference close

Do you have questions about Annual Psychology PhD conference 2019? Contact Centre for Psychological Research (PsyCen)

When & Where

Leeds Beckett University
Carnegie Pavilion CPV332 & CPV337
230 Kirkstall Ln, Leeds
LS6 3DP Leeds
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

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Centre for Psychological Research (PsyCen)

The Centre for Psychological Research (PsyCen) is devoted to achieving the objectives and meeting the research needs that are specific to the REF2021-Unit 4 submission (Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience). This is in line with the current university strategy to shape the School of Social Sciences' research activities guided by the larger framework of the REF strategy in terms of output, infrastructure, environment and impact.

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