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Surviving or Thriving? Lifelong mental health in children with chronic physical illness

Chronic physical illness affects large numbers of children and families. Worldwide, 1 in 5 children has a chronic physical illness, including arthritis, asthma, cancer, chronic renal failure, congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis, type-1 diabetes, and epilepsy. With the advances of

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King Lab goes to Westminster

By Dr Sarah King Last Tuesday was Posters in Parliament, a day organised by the British Conference of Undergraduate Research, to allow students to visit Westminster and present their research to Members of Parliament.  Robert Tempelaar, who spent the summer working

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Life as a postdoc – 10 things to consider

By Dr Christiane Oedekoven   I am currently working as a postdoc in Chris Bird’s Episodic Memory Lab after doing my first postdoc in Tuebingen, in a more clinical setting. Of course, every lab is different, and obviously not everyone

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Thesis Boot Camp

By Molly Berenhaus Right before the holiday season, I decided to attend the doctoral school’s Thesis Boot Camp and was pleasantly surprised by how much I accomplished and learned. One limitation was that the writing workshops mostly catered to the

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JRA Memories

By George Britton   Once I found out that I got the JRA award, I found myself explaining what the scheme is, and what I was going to do, to countless people.  The reality of the project is only sinking

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How storybook illustrations impact word learning

By Zoe Flack My research area is developmental psychology. In particular, I am investigating how different aspects of storybook reading with preschool children can help (or hinder!) word learning.  Luckily, children like hearing stories, and adults enjoy reading them.  But

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What is the role of shared identities in the aftermath of floods?

By Evangelos Ntontis As a PhD student at the School of Psychology of Sussex University, I recently had the honour of winning the 2016 PhD poster conference. Of course winning is accompanied with writing a blog for the School’s website,

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Language, Cognition and Gender

by Prof Alan Garnham This summer we published an E-book with Frontiers Media: Garnham, A., Oakhill, J., von Stockhausen, L., Sczesny, S., eds. (2016). Language, Cognition and Gender. Lausanne: Frontiers Media. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88919-892-4 The E-book is a compilation of papers

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A busy week

By Dr Sarah King This is a fun but busy week for the Director of Doctoral Studies (DDS), the job I have recently taken over. I have been meeting all the new PhD students and signing their forms to approve

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LA DOLCE VIVA

By Kate Arnold The VIVA… two syllables that fill any PhD student with a whole cocktail of emotions. This was the recipe for mine: Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon of excitement Juice of 3-5 years of tears A generous dash of imposter

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