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Jun 14

OPRC PHeW Internal Event: Wellbeing in Contexts: From Pregnancy to Policing

Friday, June 14, 2024 - 11:00 to 16:00

Internal Event

This internal PHeW event is organised by Prof. Gini Harrison and Prof.

Jun 4

Decolonial Approaches to Research methods in Psychology

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 10:00 to 16:00

Library Seminar Rooms 4, The Open University Campus, Milton Keynes

Are you a doctoral student or an academic staff interested in exploring decolonial principles in your work? Join us for a workshop on decolonial approaches to research methods in Psychology. In this workshop, participants will begin to understand the differences between colonisation, colonialism, and coloniality and be guided through key readings in the field. Building on the understanding in the talks, we will explore the different ways coloniality materialises in our research practices. The activities are created to guide workshop participants to reflect on their current projects and build plans for how they may incorporate decolonial approaches to their future projects.

The workshop will be hybrid and limited to 30 participants.

Mar 21

"It sounds like a whisper”: feminist psychology and the gendering of power (Inaugural Lecture)

Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 17:30 to 18:30

Online, or in-person (Berril Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA)

In her inaugural lecture, Rose Capdevila, Professor of Psychology at the OU, will discuss her research around the gendering of power in three contexts: activism, the history of psychology and social media.

Mar 13

OPRC FCRG Internal Event (March meeting)

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 09:30 to 17:30

Internal Event

Dr Ailsa Strathie and Professor Lara Frumkin held an in-person internal meeting in The OU 's Edinburgh office.

Mar 4

OPRC CuSP and Uni of Sussex Joint Internal Event (March meeting)

Monday, March 4, 2024 - 09:30 to 17:30

Internal Event

Dr Sandra Obradovic and Professor Paul Stenner of the CusP Strand, held a joint internal event at the University of Sussex.

Feb 13

CuSP-OppAttune (Internal event - February 2024)

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 09:00 to 16:30

Internal Event

An internal event organised by Dr Sandra Obradovic of the CuSP Strand of the School of Psychology & Counselling, with guest speakers Gordon Summut, Xenia Chryssochoou, and Antonis Dimakis.

Dec 12

Interested in studying for a DPhil through the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)?

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00

MS Teams

The Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership unites Brunel University, The Open University and the University of Oxford. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), it is one of 15 ESRC Doctoral Training Partnerships across the UK, providing postgraduate students with high-quality social science research training.

Dec 6

OPRC FCRG Internal Event

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - 09:30 to 17:30

Internal Event

Dr Ailsa Strathie and Professor Lara Frumkin held an in-person FCRG meeting in London.

Nov 2

OPRC PHeW Internal Event with Polity Press

Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 09:00 to 17:00

Internal Event

Dr David Jones led a  joint event between PHeW and Polity Press – the launch of a special issue o

Jul 11

OPRC Centre Advisory Board Event-Opening Psychology for Equity, Sustainability and Living Well

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 09:30 to 17:30

Christodoulou CMR 11 and 14, OU Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes

The OPRC will be hosting an event on 10 and 11 July, inviting the OPRC Centre Advisory Board.

Jul 10

OPRC Centre Advisory Board Event

Monday, July 10, 2023 - 11:00 to 17:30

Christodoulou CMR 14 and 15, OU Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes

The OPRC will be hosting an event on 10 and 11 July, inviting the OPRC Centre Advisory Board. 

Jun 14

Engaging Research on Global Challenges and Social Justice-Digital Research Methods

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 14:00 to 16:30

The Hub Theatre, OU Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes

As part of the Research Festival- Engaging Research on Global Challenges and Social Justice (14-21 June 2023), Professors Rose Capdevila and Lisa Lazard will be presenting at the roundtable discussion on 'Digital Research Methods' on the first day of the event- 14 June.  

Jun 9

PHeW Event - Resistance & change in mental health care: from the individual to institutional

Friday, June 9, 2023 - 11:00 to 20:00

Internal Event

This internal PHeW event, sponsored by the OPRC is a networking event, with the theme of Resistance and change in mental health care

Mar 8

PhD students at The Open University - FCRG Event

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 15:30 to 17:30

Internal Event

FCRG is hosting four presentations by PhD students, exploring the range of research our students undertake.

Nov 22

Beyond existing methodologies: OPRC CuSP Event

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 13:00 to 17:00

Internal Event

Dr Sandra Obradovic and Professor John Dixon are hosting an internal Culture and Social Psychology (CuSP) event, exploring Beyond existing methodologies: innovations in technological and digital uses for research, in London.

 

Nov 16

Antibullying Conference - Northern Ireland

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 09:00 to 17:00

The Whitla Hall, Queens University, Belfast

The Psychology & Counselling School's very own Dr Karen Hagan is chairing the organising committee and presenting at the upcoming one-day antibullying conference in Northern Ireland in the Whitla Hall, Queens University, Belfast.  

Nov 2

Psychology in Context at The Open Psychology Research Centre

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 15:30 to 17:30

Internal Event

The Forensic Cognition Research Group (FCRG) within the School of Psychology & Counselling are hosting an internal event with two guest speakers. 

Oct 13

Can Psychology Depolarise the Public? Free event

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 10:30 to 16:00

The Royal Society of Edinburgh's Wellcome West Room, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ

Contact: Dr Kesi Mahendran

We hear a lot about how the public can become easily polarised. How polarisation and entrenched positions is damaging for democracy, but how can psychology help to de-polarising the public. This free #oprc #cusp event is free with limited places in person.

Oct 5

Decolonising Psychology - Webinar series

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 16:00 to Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 18:00

Online via SPSSI Website

Dr Geetha Reddy of The Open University Psychology & Counselling School, along with Readsura Decolonial Editorial Collective and SPSSI (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues) is running a free webinar series on Decolonial Perspectives on the Psychological Study of Social issues.

Aug 5

Book Launch-Putting Psychology in its Place: Critical Historical Perspective, by Professor Paul Stenner

Friday, August 5, 2022 - 17:00 to 19:00

Hotel du Vin, Crescent Rd, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2LY

Professors Graham Richards and Paul Stennner are hosting a book launch in August. 

 

Jun 29

Opening Psychology? OPRC Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 13:30 to 17:00

Online

You are cordially invited to the Open Psychology Research Centre (OPRC) event Opening Psychology? OPRC Roundtable Discussion. In June 2022, The OPRC will be hosting an event, leading a discussion about the shape of openness in psychology. The event will welcome an international panel of speakers and advisors to offer insight on openness within the field. 

Jun 23

Child Language Brokering - Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Schools

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 17:00 to 19:00

Online

At this event we will discuss both of these outputs, as well as taking the opportunity to talk through the challenges of English as an Additional Language support, multilingualism and the use of child language brokers (young translators) in schools. This event is aimed at school educators, EAL coordinators and academic scholars and students interested working in these areas.

Jun 14

Professor Stephanie Taylor’s Inaugural Lecture: 'Capturing feeling and experience in research about creativity'

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 18:00 to 19:00

Online & Berrill Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Stephanie Taylor is a Professor in Social Psychology in the School of Psychology and Counselling. In her inaugural lecture, Professor Stephanie Taylor will discuss the associations of creativity, its contradictions and how we can understand the experience of being creative.

Jun 8

Reflective Practice and Therapeutic Education at the Mulberry Bush

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00

Online

The Psychology of Health and Wellbeing Research Group are hosting a virtual event with the Mulberry Bush School exploring reflective and therapeutic practice with children who have experienced complex trauma.

Jun 3

International Society for Theoretical Psychology (ISTP) Conference 2022 - Call for Proposals

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 10:00 to Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 17:00

Online

International Society for Theoretical Psychology (ISTP), where the OPRC Co-Director Professor Paul Stenner is on the Executive Committee of the ISTP and a member of the Conference Organising Committee, invites you to submit proposals for creative session formats, including community engaged sessions, virtual salons, and more!

May 27

International Society for Theoretical Psychology (ISTP) Conference 2022 - Call for Proposals

Friday, May 27, 2022 - 10:00 to Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 17:00

Online

International Society for Theoretical Psychology (ISTP), where the OPRC Co-Director Professor Paul Stenner is on the Executive Committee of the ISTP and a member of the Conference Organising Committee, invites you to submit proposals for creative session formats, including community engaged sessions, virtual salons, and more!

May 25

Understanding Gender Based Violence and Harassment: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 11:30 to 13:00

Online

The BPS London & Home Counties Branch and the Psychology of Women and Equalities section are hosting a virtual event that will explore gender based violence and harassment from a multi disciplinary perspective. Dr Lisa Lazard and the Intersectional Violences Research Group will be taking part in a panel discussion on Understanding Gender Based Violence and Harassment

Apr 11

OUMigration Research Seminar

Monday, April 11, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00

Online

In this seminar Dr Nelli Stavropoulou as part of the ECR/PGR research strand will be sharing reflections from conducting participatory arts-based research with individuals seeking asylum in the UK.

Mar 16

Clients’ perspectives on preference work (A SPR UK Free Online Research Event)

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 18:30 to 19:30

The Society for Psychotherapy Research UK Chapter, where Professor Naomi Moller is President and Dr Andreas Vossler is a member of the Local Committee, is proud to offer the 6th and final event of the series of online research events for psychotherapy researchers (both novice and experienced) and research-interested practitioners. The online events are available free of charge for both SPR members and non-members.

Feb 9

Outcome measures and evaluation - Book launch (A SPR UK Free Online Research Event)

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 18:30 to 19:30

The Society for Psychotherapy Research UK Chapter, where Professor Naomi Moller is President and Dr Andreas Vossler is a member of the Local Committee, is proud to offer the 5th in a series of free online research events for psychotherapy researchers (both novice and experienced) and research-interested practitioners. Open to everyone - students, researchers, and practitioners! 

Jan 27

OPENTALKS - Festival of Psychology in Wales

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:00

Online

Developed by Psychology & Counselling staff tutors in Wales in association with the BPS, you are invited to the inaugural Festival of Psychology in Wales - OPENTALKS, where Professor Sarah Crafter will give a keynote talk about 'Child language brokering as a family care practice: Reframing the ‘parentified child’ debate'.  This is a free online event.

Jan 20

Online Student Research Seminar (A SPR UK Free Online Research Event)

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 18:30 to 20:00

The Society for Psychotherapy Research UK Chapter, where Professor Naomi Moller is President and Dr Andreas Vossler is member of the Local Committee, is proud to offer a series of free online research events for psychotherapy researchers (both novice and experienced) and research-interested practitioners. Open to everyone – students, researchers, and practitioners!

Dec 9

StratCare: A multi-site randomised controlled trial of stratified care for depression

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 18:30 to 19:30

The Society for Psychotherapy Research UK Chapter, where Professor Naomi Moller is President and Dr Andreas Vossler is member of the Local Comittee, is proud to offer a series of free online research events for psychotherapy researchers (both novice and experienced) and research-interested practitioners. 

Nov 30

Prof Sarah Crafter's Inaugural Lecture: Children of migration as brokers of 'care'

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 18:00 to 19:00

In her inaugural lecture, Professor Sarah Crafter will explore what it means for children and young people to be ‘brokers of care’ in the context of migration. 

Sep 29

Psychosocial Studies Intersex – International (PSI-I) Launch Events

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 15:00 to Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 17:00

Online

This event has been co-organized by Professor Peter Hegarty of the OPRC. We invite you to participate in a stimulating virtual discussion, as we launch PSI International.

Jun 28

Opening Psychology for Changing Times

Monday, June 28, 2021 - 09:30 to Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 18:30

Online. The event is free

Located in the School of Psychology & Counselling within The Open University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), the Open Psychology Research Centre is inviting you to its launch event. This online launch event will span June 28th to July 6th. Recordings of talks are available.