Psychology - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Roy Kerr receives University's highest honour

10 May 2016 UC awards the rare honour of the title Canterbury Distinguished Professor to Emeritus Professor Roy Kerr who is also to receive the prestigious Crafoord Prize in Sweden. (read article)

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WHEN: Tuesday, 11 October, 2016, 12.00 - 1.00pm

WHERE: Room 252, Level 2, Psychology Building

PRESENTER: Associate Professor Quentin Atkinson

CHAIR: Dr Kumar Yogeeswaran

TOPIC: "Is Religion and Adaptation?" Associate Professor Quentin Atkinson (PDF, 112KB)

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‘By coming here there is nothing to lose and everything to gain...’

Tori McNoe Studying towards a BCJ and a BA in Psychology
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Starting a Thesis in 2017/2018

Are you thinking about starting a thesis in 2017 or in 2018? Assoc. Prof. Roeline Kuijer, our PG PhD / Thesis Coordinator will be able to help you with advice about how to enrol, find a supervisor and to look at your possible options. 'Getting Started on a Thesis' - ppt pdf / 6 slides per page pdf - (September 2016).

Psychology Graduate Opportunities in 2017 (400-level Psychology)

Are you thinking about your graduate options in Psychology? Prof. Simon Kemp, our PSYC400 Coordinator, will be able to help with advice about what you should do or assist with some planning. Office Hours for Simon are Monday 12-1; Wednesday 11-12 and Friday 2-4pm. Graduation Opportunities 2017 - ppt pdf / 6 slides per page pdf - (August 2016).

Employee Resilience

In a recent commentary in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, Assoc. Prof. Katharina Naswall and Dr Joana Kuntz, along with Dr Sanna Malinen from the Management Department, offer a novel perspective on employee resilience. The full story available on Facebook here or on Twitter here.

Assoc. Prof. Janet Carter Appointed to Dean of Science

Assoc. Prof. Janet Carter, vacates her role as Head of Department to take up the role of Dean of Science on 17 October. Janet remains involved with the Psychology Department on a reduced basis. Assoc. Prof. Katharina Naswall will be Acting Head of Department during the recruitment process.

College of Science Doctoral Scholarships Awarded

Congratulations to two of our Doctoral candidates who have been awarded College of Science Doctoral Scholarships in 2016. Meredith Blampied will be working with Professor Julia Rucklidge and Nadia Andrew will be working with Dr Kumar Yogeeswaran.

Masters Scholarships

Congratulatoins to Philippa Connell (MSc APSY student), the recipient of a Freemasons scholarship in June to assist her esearch exploring employee resilience under the supervision of Dr Joana Kunzt. Read more.

Congratulations also to Sophia Bennetts and Ailsa Walker who were recently awarded a UC Masters Scholarship. Sophia is working with Dr Jacki Henderson looking at the the psychosocial risk and resilience factors predicting children born to opiate-dependent women remaining in the care of their biological moterhs. Ailsa is working with Dr Zhe Chen looking at the repeitiion priming in mathematical cognition, investigating into stimulus-response bindings.

NZPsS Best Student Conference Paper Prize

Congratulations to Sam Lee, PhD Student, who recently was the joing winner of the New Zealand Psychology Society (NZPsS) Best Student Conference Prize for her presentation titled "Middle childhood academic outcomes of children born to mothers maintained on methadone during pregnancy".

Teaching Development Grant Awarded

Dr Eileen Britt was granted a Teaching Development Grant to attend the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers Pre-Forum workshop in Montreal.

New Staff Members

Two new General Staff members were welcomed to the Department of Psychology. Ben McGinlay as Technical Officer and Anya Armstrong as Technician.





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