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Celebrating Psychology: Launching the Centre for Psychological Research

We cordially invite you to join us in celebrating the official inauguration of the Centre for Psychological Research. To mark this occasion, we will be hosting a launch event to recognise the research achievements of the centre and to help us to build closer links with stakeholders. The event will be taking place on the University of Wolverhampton’s main city campus on Tuesday the 21st of May. We expect tickets to go quickly, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

We are honoured to announce that Professor Andrew Przybylski (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford) will be delivering the keynote talk on the topic of digital technologies and wellbeing in young people. The event will also feature Professor Maria Uther’s inaugural lecture on the topic of ‘Sound, Speech and their interaction with technology’. In addition, we will showcase the diverse research activities of our academic staff and students via a series of engaging research talks and poster presentations. Professor Maria Uther will be launching her new book on 'Mobile Learning'. Drs Chris Fullwood and Alison Attrill-Smith will also be launching their newly published textbook ‘The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpsychology’. There will be ample opportunity for networking and discussion on many aspects of our research.

The Centre for Psychological Research at University of Wolverhampton is focused on both applied and theoretical areas of Psychology, including: health psychology, counselling psychology, occupational psychology, cognitive psychology, cyberpsychology, forensic and investigative psychology, and social & community psychology. Research activities in the Centre are organised through four research clusters.

  • Cognition and Individual Differences Research Group (CiC)
  • Cyberpsychology Research at the University of Wolverhampton (CRUW)
  • Social and Community Psychology Cluster
  • Wellbeing and Psychological Health

Clusters are aligned to research strengths within Psychology and have interdisciplinary membership across the university with local, national and international external collaborators. The research within psychology strongly aligns with the University’s ambition to transform lives through research.

We hope you'll join in celebrating our successes and discovering more about Psychology at Wolverhampton.


Timetable of Events

  • 9:30am: Registration and Coffee
  • 10am-12pm: Parallel sessions, Research talks from individuals and Special Interest Research Groups  
  • 12pm-1pm: Networking lunch (by invitation)
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm: Professor Andrew Przybylski (University of Oxford) keynote address on digital technologies and young people
  • 2:30pm-3:15pm: Poster sessions & coffee, tea & cake /Cyberpsychology book launch (Drs. Chris Fullwood and Alison Attrill-Smith)
  • 3:20pm-4:40pm: Research Cluster talks/continuation of poster sessions & coffee 
  • 4:40pm - 5:30pm: Evening reception drinks/canapés & networking /official opening
  • 5:30pm: Inaugural lecture for Prof. Maria Uther: “Wired for sound: an exploration of sound, speech and their interaction with technology”

Title: Wired for sound: an exploration of sound, speech and their interaction with technology - Prof Maria Uther - Inaugural Lecture

In this lecture, we take a tour of the world of sound, speech and their interaction with digital technologies. Professor Uther’s talk will demonstrate why sounds are so important to our perception of the world, how our brain processes sounds, how we acquire new speech sounds as well as look at applications of technology that interact with speech learning and sound perception. The event promises to be highly engaging, entertaining and will give us new insight into the way we perceive sound in our environment.

Professor Maria Uther is a psychologist with an MSc in Occupational Psychology and a PhD in auditory cognitive neuroscience. She has research and teaching interests in sound, speech and digital technologies. Professor Uther publishes extensively in these fields and has secured grant funding from a number of prestigious sources including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Economic and Social Sciences Research Council, Sharp Corporation and the Nokia Foundation. Professor Uther has a highly unique mix of expertise in auditory perception, the use of mobile technologies and brain research methods. She is a sought after expert in the field of auditory perception and digital technologies.


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