You can find the latest news and updates from the School of Psychological Sciences below.
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Can a smartphone application help treat anxiety and depression?
(13 May 2016)
In a joint project between the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester, researchers have examined the initial trial of a smartphone application designed to help people manage their problems.
University project to get new and expectant mums moving
(13 April 2016)
New mums and pregnant women in Moss Side, Hulme and Rusholme are being given the chance to get healthy with a new range of free activities run by a team of midwives and psychologists from The University of Manchester.
Study reports significant link between nightmares and suicidal behaviour in PTSD
(17 March 2016)
Results of a new study into the relationship between nightmares and suicidal behaviours show that suicidal thoughts, plans or attempts were present in 62 percent of participants who experienced nightmares and only 20 percent of those without nightmares.
European research to tackle the triple challenge of dementia, hearing and vision impairment
(9 March 2016)
The combined impact of dementia, age-related hearing and vision impairment is to be investigated by a new multi-million European research consortium led by the University of Manchester.
Inner voice of anorexia under investigation with help from people with lived experience
(24 February 2016)
During Eating Disorders Awareness Week (22-28 February), researchers from The University of Manchester are recruiting people with a diagnosis of anorexia for a new study into the concept of ‘the anorexic voice’.
Supportive shoes a confusing term, runner attitude study finds
(12 February 2016)
New running shoes to burn off Christmas excess are a popular purchase in the New Year, but the terms associated with supportive footwear and alternative styles of running can be confusing, a new study has found.
New EEG facility unveiled by School of Psychological Sciences
(27 January 2016)
The School of Psychological Sciences formally opened a new electroencephalogram (EEG) facility at a special inauguration event earlier this month.
Graduation for student who’s dedicated her PhD to Syrian children
(18 December 2015)
A University of Manchester psychology student who has dedicated her studies to helping Syrian refugee families graduates today (Friday, 18 December).
Medical Research Council (MRC) grant awarded to Global Health Researchers
(3 December 2015)
Researchers from the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences have been awarded a 3-year grant from the MRC with a value of £700,000 to investigate clinical and cost-effectiveness of a culturally adapted brief psychological therapy in patients with a history of self-harm in Pakistan.
Manchester Stroke Research welcomes CLARCH GM PhD Student, Verity Longley
(10 November 2015)
Verity Longley joins the University of Manchester on a PhD funded by the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Greater Manchester. Her PhD is titled ‘Understanding the needs of people with vascular dementia after stroke’.
When to go? Personalised web advice for those who suspect lung cancer
(9 November 2015)
University of Manchester researchers are trialling a new tool that is designed to get people who may have lung cancer to their doctor earlier.
“Gurgle gaga goo” [Or how The University of Manchester will help you speak ‘baby’]
(5 November 2015)
A baby talk app and how babies’ eyes give clues to what they think are among the ways in which scientists from the University of Manchester will be sharing what they know about how we learn to talk at a free public event on 7 and 8 November.
PhD students take on Ask for Evidence ambassadors roles
(4 November 2015)
Two PhD students from the Faculty have been selected as 2016 Ask for Evidence Ambassadors by Sense about Science, a charitable trust that encourages public debate around science.
Premonitions of psychosis wins science writing prize
(2 November 2015)
PhD student Emily Eisner from The University of Manchester has won this year’s Medical Research Council Max Perutz Science Writing Award.
Social Sciences academic’s work recognised by Academy of Social Sciences
(30 October 2015)
Professor of Social Work Education and Research, Alys Young has been conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in their 2015 list announced in October.
PhD success for research psychologist investigating the impact of cognitive problems after stroke
(29 October 2015)
Research psychologist Emma Patchick successfully defended her PhD thesis ‘Developing a patient-centred patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) for cognitive rehabilitation after stroke: the Patient-Reported Evaluation of Cognitive State (PRECiS) scale’ earlier in October with no corrections.
People can raise pain threshold by altering brain chemistry, arthritis patient study shows
(26 October 2015)
Scientists at The University of Manchester have shown for the first time that the numbers of opiate receptors in the brain increases to combat severe pain in arthritis sufferers.
Dr Audrey Bowen begins five year award to develop SCOPE research programme
(19 October 2015)
The Stroke Association’s John Marshall Memorial Reader in Psychology, Dr Audrey Bowen recently began her five year award focusing on the development of the Strategies to Cope with cognitive difficulties after stroke (SCOPE) research programme.
Birth weight and poor childhood growth linked to hearing and vision problems in middle age
(6 October 2015)
A study of up to 433,390 UK adults, led by The University of Manchester, has linked being under and overweight at birth with poorer hearing, vision and cognition in middle age.
New film tells parenting stories of Manchester’s Syrian refugee families
(21 September 2015)
Researchers at The University of Manchester and an independent film maker have produced a new documentary to show the experiences of Syrian refugee families living in Manchester.