Date & time

Wed, 13 Mar 2024
10:00 - 15:00


University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL

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About this day

For A level and IB students

Join us for an exciting day of informative discussions, interactive sessions and inspirational stories that will give your students real insight into psychology beyond the classroom. Our experienced speakers will deliver five engaging sessions that examine the theories and applications of psychology in the modern world.

The day will also include a special session on examination success designed to provide students with the tools that they need to excel. With polls and quizzes throughout the day and plenty of opportunities to ask the scientists questions, this event is a must for KS5 (and keen KS4) psychology students! Book now and let us help your students realise their potential and discover the impact they can have on the world.

Speakers for this event will be announced soon!

“Every speaker was very enthusiastic, highly knowledgeable and really got our students interested!”

Psychology Teacher, Autumn 2022

Programme & speakers

'Mad or Bad' - the work of a Forensic Psychologist Dee Anand, Forensic Psychologist

What does a forensic psychologist do? Do we really work with psychopaths? How do we get to do it? Are all criminals mad or bad, or both? As the saying goes – you don’t have to be mad to work in this field… but does it help!? If you are interested in an exciting and challenging career then working as a forensic psychologist might be for you! This talk will tell you all about it!

Dee Anand

About Dee Anand

Dee Anand has been a practising forensic psychologist for over 22 years. His areas of interest include mental health, personality functioning and psychopathy, sexual and violent offending. He has prepared specialist reports in civil and criminal cases across the UK and is co-author of the soon-to-be released book, ‘How to Become a Forensic Psychologist.’

Don’t chew so close to me (for research purposes) Jane Gregory, University of Oxford

Most people find loud chewing annoying, but for people with misophonia it can cause a much more extreme reaction, like feeling enraged, trapped or helpless. Jane Gregory is one of those people. In this talk you will learn about this surprisingly common phenomenon, and hear about the perks and challenges of doing research into something that affects you personally.

Jane Gregory

About Dr Jane Gregory

Jane Gregory is a clinical psychologist researching misophonia. Her work involves a deep dive into helpful and unhelpful coping strategies and creating questionnaires to measure the phenomenon. She wrote the self-help book, Sounds Like Misophonia, and does nerd comedy on the side.

Placebo effects and performance enhancing drugs in sport Philip Hurst, Canterbury Christ Church University

Why do athletes take performance enhancing drugs? What if the benefits of a drug don’t come from the drug, but the belief that it improves performance? In this talk, Philip will explain the significant impact placebo effects have in the effectiveness of performance enhancing drugs.

Philip Hurst

About Dr Philip Hurst

Dr Philip Hurst is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University. His research examines the role of the mind in the effectiveness of performance enhancing substances and the impact of anti-doping education interventions on athletes’ decision to use prohibited substances.

Manufacturing memories Kimberley Wade, Professor of Psychology, University of Warwick

In connecting us to the past, memories determine who we are. But we do not access that past directly, we construct it—and in doing so we construct ourselves. In this talk you will learn about the different approaches that memory scientists have used to explore human memory, and how and why (dramatic) memory distortions can occur.

Kimberley Wade

About Professor Kimberley Wade

Kim Wade is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Warwick. She is a cognitive psychologist specialising in autobiographical and episodic memory. Kim’s research is published in many high-impact journals, and appears frequently in the media, in undergraduate texts, and in books for the educated layperson.

"Mirror mirror on the wall..."; Body image, culture, and ageing. Gemma Witcomb, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Loughborough University

This session will explore, through a feminist lens, the psychology of body image across the lifespan. Early influences, risk factors, and the role of body appreciation as a protective factor will be discussed.

Gemma Witcomb

About Dr Gemma Witcomb

Dr Gemma Witcomb’s work focuses on gender, gendered experiences and physical and mental wellbeing, and has extensive experience researching body image (and related constructs) in females across the lifespan.