Photo 1 [20 April 2017] Science in the pub! Come support four of our researchers taking part in the Pint of Science public engagement festival. Niamh Stack, Phil McAleer, Heather Woods and Frank Pollick will be showcasing a range of the School’s cutting-edge research, from giftedness to voice perception and sleep to neuroaesthetics. Pint of Science aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks to the public on the latest research, in an accessible format, all hosted in pubs across the country. This year for the first time in Glasgow, the 'Beautiful Mind' theme will host three nights of talks on Neuroscience and Psychology in the Hug and Pint on 15-17th May 2017. Get your tickets at:
Photo 2 [27 March 2017] Success at the BPS-Scotland Undergraduate Conference 2017 A large group of third and fourth year students attended the BPS Scotland Undergraduate Conference hosted by the School of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. The conference was attended by nearly 400 students from across Scotland. University of Glasgow students were selected to present over a third of the presentations on the day. Five prizes were presented for the Best Talks of the day and three of these were won by Glasgow students, Veronica Stonka, Inga Marie Freud, and Laura Hensel. Congratulations to them and everyone else who presented at this year’s conference.
Photo 3 [27 March 2017] Wilhelmiina Toivo, a PhD student of Christoph Sheepers, is joint winner of the ESRC writing competition 2017 (£1000 award): Quoting from the ESRC web-site: In her winning essay "Once more, with feeling: life as bilingual" Wilhelmiina Toivo, from the University of Glasgow wrote about her experiences growing up in Scotland speaking English as a second language, and how speaking in her non-native tongue gave her a sense of liberation when it came to swearing and discussing her emotions. This personal insight linked well to her PhD research project, which focuses on why many bilinguals report feeling less emotionally connected to their second language, a phenomenon known as the reduced emotional resonance of language.
Photo 4 [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 5 [17 March 2017] In acknowledgment of the School’s dedication to teaching and supervision a magnificent 7 members of our staff were nominated for an SRC Student Teaching Award 2016-17, with Lars Muckli & Margaret Martin winning their respective categories.

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.
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,
    Veterinary and Life Sciences
April 28th 2017, 15:30

Professor Irene Tracey
from the University of Oxford
(invited by )
May 5th 2017, 11:00

Professor Dorothy V. M. Bishop
from the University of Oxford
(invited by )