Photo 1 We have had a particularly successful round of promotions this year. Please join us in congratulating them. Well done! Many congratulations to: Research Associate --Chaona Chen & Katarzyna Jaworska Research Fellow (Grade 8) Gemma Learmonth & Greg Weir Lecturer (Grade 8) Chiara Horlin Senior Lecturer Heather Cleland Woods Professor Rachael Jack & Marios Philiastides
Photo 2 Up to 10 fully-funded four-year studentships for September 2020 are currently being offered within the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Socially Intelligent Artificial Agents (SOCIAL), with an application deadline of 30 June. Further details are available on the SOCIAL CDT website: www.social-cdt.org. Outstanding applicants are being sought from areas such as Psychology, Computer Science, Linguistics, Engineering, Mathematics and other related fields to become the next generation of experts in Socially Intelligent Artificial Agents. Successful applicants will train in the £4.9 million SOCIAL Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), one of 16 UKRI-funded CDTs across the UK. With investment of over £200 million from UKRI, partner universities and industrial partners in AI CDTs across the UK over the next few years, this is an exciting and ever-expanding field in which to study. The SOCIAL CDT offers a unique interdisciplinary programme with strong industry links. In their first year, students undergo specialist training through 120 credits of taught courses. In years two to four, they carry out PhD research and write up their results. Throughout the programme, students are involved in a range of cohort activities, leadership events, outreach events and student-led workshops. They benefit from a generous conference travel fund and collaboration and internship opportunities with 16 international industrial partners. The SOCIAL CDT also has unique links with the Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences (SGSSS), with the opportunity for students to take part in their advanced training and popular annual Summer School. Applicants to the SOCIAL CDT programme are required to select three preferred research projects from the SOCIAL CDT website as part of their application and are assigned one of these projects when they are accepted onto the programme. This assigned project forms the basis of the research carried out in years two to four of the programme. New projects are being added to the SOCIAL CDT website up until the end of May. SOCIAL is a collaboration between the School of Computing Science, the School of Psychology, the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, the Adam Smith Business School, the School of Critical Studies, the School of Engineering, the Scottish Graduate School of the Social Sciences and 16 industrial partners (BRAIQ, Context-Scout, Dimensional Imaging, Dyson, FLASH Robotics, Furhat Robotics, Micro-phonics, Microsoft, Neurodata-Lab, PolyAI, Qumodo, Rakuten, Schlumberger, SICSA, Telefonica, The Data Lab). More information about SOCIAL CDT and instructions on how to apply are available at www.social-cdt.org. Find us on twitter (@SOCIAL__AI), or email social-cdt@glasgow.ac.uk for further information.
Photo 3 Studentship opportunity - Improving Sleep after stroke: A behavioural Intervention for Treating Post-stroke Insomnia. Application deadline: Wednesday 8th April 2020, 12pm. Contact Maria Gardani - Maria.Gardani@glasgow.ac.uk
Photo 4 Outstanding applicants are being sought from areas such as Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science and related disciplines to join our interdisciplinary team. Post-stroke fatigue has significant implications for morbidity, disability and quality of life affecting between 25 to 85% of stroke survivors, with the variability depending on definitions used. It is persistent over time with significant consequences for post-stroke outcome, including failure to complete daily tasks, inability to participate socially, care for others and drive. It is associated with poorer physical health, later return to work and higher risk of death. Despite the pervasiveness of this symptom, at present, there are no recognised treatments. Over the course of the PhD, we would like the student to test a neurofeedback approach that we expect to improve sustained attention (a core executive brain function) and fatigue in patients with post-stroke fatigue symptoms. The project combines a psychological approach mapping changes in EEG alpha rhythms and their effects on a sustained attention performance measure, using a neurofeedback clinical therapy technique. The student would also measure the impact of this neurofeedback manipulation on subjective fatigue. The overarching aim would be the testing of a new interdisciplinary methodological approach that may evolve into a therapeutic avenue for tackling post-stroke fatigue. More information on how to apply is available at https://www.sgsss.ac.uk/studentship/post-stroke-fatigue/ For informal enquires please contact Monika.Harvey@glasgow.ac.uk DEADLINE: 9th April 2020
Photo 5 What: Pub Quiz run by the department of Neuroscience and Psychology Athena SWAN Where: QMU Games Bar When: Thursday March 12 from 7:30-10pm Join us during International Women’s Week for an evening of trivia and fun-facts celebrating women’s history, challenges, and accomplishments in Glasgow and beyond! The rounds will be fun and funky, so we invite everybody to come along. Collude with your colleagues, ponder with pals, but make sure to brush up on your women’s history for this night of remembering and celebrating our favorite female inventors, scientists, writers, media icons, politicians, and philosophers! There will be FREE FOOD and FREE ENTRY for the quiz, and over £150 of prizes given out, so don't miss out. See you there!
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
UPCOMING EVENTS
November 13th 2020, 15:30
WHERE IS ICONICITY IN LANGUAGE, AND WHY ISN’T THERE MORE OF IT?

Dr Bodo Winter
(invited by Lawrence Barsalou)
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