Ishita spent a day at St Edmund’s College’s Careers Day event, giving a talk to sixth-form students and chatting with secondary students about psychology-related careers and careers in research in general. Students were very interested in about the A-level requirements to get on to an undergraduate Psychology programme and their prospects after an undergrad in Psychology, and had many questions about what a researcher actually does!
A huge thanks to the teachers and students for organising the event and inviting the Ishita.
The DevDivLab is pleased to say hello to Hannah, fresh off her MSc in Psychological Sciences from UCL. She joins the lab as a Research Assistant, taking over from Malwina, and will be working on the Royal Society funded project looking at in-group v/s out-group effects in mentalizing. With a background in Neuroscience, we look forward to the new skills that Hannah brings to the team. Welcome!
Sarah, Ishita, Ruihan and Ceci attended the British Psychology Society Developmental section and Cognitive Section joint conference in Stoke-on-Trent in September 2019. Ruihan and Ishita presented posters showcasing the research they have undertaken so far in their PhD, while Ceci gave a talk discussing her findings about laughter processing, which were recently published in Current Biology. Sarah also spoke about her recent work in collaboration with Jo on the Fragile X Premutation. It was a wonderful opportunity to familiarise ourselves with the latest advances in cognition and development.