School of Psychology News & events

Psychology graduate wins prestigious Jonathan Sime award

23 November 2017

Robert Hickman, who graduated from the School of Psychology this year, has been awarded the Jonathan Sime Award for his outstanding final year dissertation.

PGR Conference Winners 2017

15 November 2017

Congratulations to our postgraduate students on winning the following prizes: 1st prize people’s choice talk: Emily Wolstenholme. 2nd prize people’s choice talk: Saskia Homer. Judge’s choice talk: Ashvanti Valji. Best poster: Rebecca Anthony. Michael Evans has been awarded the PsyPAG International Conference Bursary of £300 for attendance at ICOHS 2018: 20th International Conference on Occupational Health and Safety.

ClimateKeys in Cardiff

06 November 2017

Free public event combines original compositions with discussion about climate change, as part of the ClimateKeys project.

Cardiff named University of the Year

03 November 2017

Clean sweep for nominations at the Business and Education Partnerships Awards.

New Process Award for School collaboration with London Fire Brigade

02 November 2017

A national policy developed by the School of Psychology in collaboration with the London Fire Brigade has won a Business & Education Partnership Award.

Strengthening adoption services for children who wait

25 October 2017

Cardiff University to work with St David’s Children Society.

British Medical Association Medical Book Awards 2017

18 September 2017

The British Medical Association Medical Book Awards 2017 has highly commended 'The Evolution of Memory Systems: Ancestors, Anatomy and Adaptations' by Kim Graham and her colleagues, Elisabeth Murray and Steven Wise. The award was in the Neurology category and the book was published by Oxford University Press.

Psychology BPS accreditation renewed

15 September 2017

The School of Psychology has successfully renewed its accreditation from The British Psychological Society (BPS) for our undergraduate degree programmes. The accreditation covers the period until 2022 and further enhances our reputation as a leading UK department.

First prize for poster presentation

14 September 2017

Congratulations to Amy Paine winning the first prize for her poster presentation at the BPS Developmental Section Conference. Amy has also been awarded a BPS travel scholarship to make a visit to Concordia University in Montreal.

Poster prizes awarded to research postgraduates

01 September 2017

At this years BPS Cognitive Psychology conference, Emma Morgan won the poster prize at one session with "Comparing Methods of Categorisation: Classification versus feature inference learning of Shepard, Hovland and Jenkins (1961)" and Charlotte Fry claimed the same prize at another session with "Profiling executive functions in homeless youth: Comparison with housed peers".

Innovative Welsh Crucible project recognised

18 August 2017

Dr Sofia Gameiro, School of Psychology, was presented with the award for the Best Collaborative Welsh Crucible Project 2011-2015 at the Welsh Crucible 2017 dinner in Swansea.

Helping babies feel happier

01 August 2017

New study examines messages that babies understand from tone of voice.

Michael Evans win 1st prize for best oral presentation

28 July 2017

Congratulations to Michael Evans for getting the 1st Prize for the best oral presentation – “Can fatigue be objectively measured using a mobile device?” – at this year’s PsyPag Annual Conference.


21 July 2017

The school Graduation took place in the Tower Building, Park Place on 21st July 2017.

More support for adoptive families in Wales

17 July 2017

The Wales Adoption Cohort Study was led by the School of Psychology and the research has been featured in a report on the ITV News website.

The most detailed scan of the wiring of the human brain

11 July 2017

BBC’s medical correspondent visits Cardiff University’s Brain Imaging Centre.

PhD student Jialin Fan awarded prize for best student paper

07 July 2017

PhD student Jialin Fan (supervised by Prof Andy Smith), has been awarded a prize for the best student paper at the 1st International Symposium on Human Mental Workload (H-Workload 2017, Dublin).

CUBRIC shortlisted for National Eisteddfod Gold Medal

07 July 2017

Awards celebrate highest standards of architectural design.

Rising stars of microstructural MRI

03 July 2017

A hat trick of first class international fellows coming to CUBRIC.

Firefighter’s helmet camera study wins Innovation Award

26 June 2017

Research exposes commanders’ reliance on intuition under pressure.

New film to raise awareness of the signs of ASD

15 June 2017

We are delighted to share The Birthday Party, a training film for professionals. The film is a partnership project between government, university and clinical partners. It has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Welsh Government.

QS World University Rankings 2018

08 June 2017

Cardiff University up three places in respected international rankings.

Honour for study which revealed 'intuitive' fire commanders

06 June 2017

Research improving how fire service commanders tackle major incidents has won an award for innovation.

Mental health risk assessment process wins award

06 June 2017

Cardiff University’s School of Psychology worked with Welsh Government to reduce the risk of suicide or physical harm to others for mental health service users.

Psychosis: A journey of hope and discovery

06 June 2017

Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn to give public talk at University.

Prof White paper discussed on Radio 4

31 May 2017

Prof Peter White’s recent paper in Psychological Bulletin was discussed on radio 4’s “All in the mind” programme this week.

CUBRIC wins major award

10 May 2017

Science building accolade for Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre..

Wales’ ‘Project of the Year’

28 April 2017

Leading brain research imaging centre recognised at 2017 RICS Awards.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology

26 April 2017

Chris Chambers's portrait should sit high on the wall of heroes in the movement to reform science. A cognitive neuroscientist and psychologist, Chambers has had an important role as an editor and advocate in identifying, challenging and changing practices responsible for the reproducibility crisis.

The Fracking Debate

10 April 2017

UK and US share a similar mindset when it comes to horizontal drilling for shale energy, say Cardiff University researchers and colleagues.

Success for 5th annual Brain Games

29 March 2017

Around 3,700 children and families put their brains to the test on Sunday as they gathered at the National Museum Cardiff for this year’s Brain Games event.

People outside UK ‘more environmentally friendly’

08 March 2017

Research examines green behaviour and attitudes across diverse countries.

Support for climate change in Europe

08 March 2017

New analysis shows the majority of people in UK, France, Germany and Norway believe that climate change is happening.

Early Career Impact Award Winner

23 February 2017

Congratulations to Dr Morey on winning the 2017 Psychonomic Society Early Career Impact Award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences.

‘Great British Energy’ could fuel conservatives’ passion for climate change action

14 February 2017

Study pinpoints climate language that appeals to centre-right voters

Unravelling mysteries of mind and matter

06 February 2017

Two research projects secure EU funds totalling €3m.

A spin thro' the history of restricted diffusion MR

31 January 2017

The National Microstructural Imaging Facility and the British Chapter of the ISMRM warmly welcome you to Cardiff, Wales, for a “Spin Thro’ The History of Restricted Diffusion MR”.