Photo 1 [22 March 2017] Dr Rachael Jack of the University of Glasgow has been awarded the 2017 Spearman Medal. Dr Jack has conducted a significant body of research on emotion communication across cultures, particularly facial expressions. As well as having her work published in various high impact journals, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, New Scientist and Time Magazine amongst others, Dr Jack’s work has received several international awards and featured in the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015. She said, “I am absolutely thrilled to receive the Spearman Medal. My greatest thanks goes to the BPS for awarding this prize, and especially to Professor Simon Garrod who nominated me. It’s a great honour to join such a stellar list of previous winners, many of whom have inspired and shaped the field. I hope that my work will inspire the new generation of researchers, and to encourage wider participation in psychological science."
Photo 2 [17 March 2017] In acknowledgment of the School’s dedication to teaching and supervision a magnificent 7 members of our staff have been nominated for an SRC Student Teaching Award 2016-17. David Simmons: Best Research Supervisor, Judith Stevenson: Best Adviser of Studies, Steve Draper: Best Research Supervisor, Niamh Stack: Best Teacher College of Science & Engineering, Dale Barr: Best Feedback, Margaret Martin: Best Adviser of Studies, Lars Muckli: Best Dissertation Supervisor The School, on behalf of the staff, would like to thank everyone who nominated this year and applaud the continued excellent standard of its teaching staff. Good luck to all at the awards ceremony next week.
Photo 3 [27 February 2017] The 9th SINAPSE Annual Scientific Meeting will be held on Friday, 16th June 2017 at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow, highlighting the latest developments in clinical and experimental imaging for researchers across Scotland. Abstract submission for short talks and poster presentations is open until 7th April 2017, and this year the meeting programme includes a session on the theme of Imaging Research in Psychology and Psychiatry. Keynote presentation by Prof Arno Villringer, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig. Registration and abstract submission details:
Photo 4 [23 February 2017] To mark the official opening of the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE), an Imaging Symposium will take place on Tuesday 28th March 2017 at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, hosted by the 7T Scientific Co-Chairs Prof Muckli, Dr Goense and Prof Muir. The Symposium is designed to showcase recent developments in 7T MRI across a number of clinical and non-clinical applications, and is being scheduled to dovetail with the MVLS Industry Day/Opening Ceremony taking place the following day. To view the programme and register your attendance, please visit the following webpage:
Photo 5 [3 February 2017] Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year and showcases some of the amazing work being done to improve patient's lives. Come along and hear a selection of short talks showcasing the work being carried out across the city, featuring researchers, clinicians, charities and families. This first meeting focuses on the central nervous system and genetic disorders. The event is free to attend and lunch, tea and coffee will be provided. For further information and to register for Rare Disease Glasgow please visit Eventbrite. The event takes place on the afternoon of the 28th February in the Yudowitz Lecture Theatre in the Wolfson Medical School. For any enquiries about the event please contact
Psychology at the University of Glasgow is rated very highly for research and teaching.
In the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework, Psychology at Glasgow was ranked #1 in research intensity (jointly with UCL) according to the Times Higher Education. We earned the highest grade possible (4*) for a very high proportion (44%) of research. For teaching, we are consistently ranked 1st in Scotland and in the top 5 in the UK in national league tables, such as #2 in the 2015 Guardian Universities Guide.
The Subject Area of Psychology spans two colleges:

-  the College of Science
   and Engineering

-  the College of Medical,
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