Monthly Archives: January 2016

Keele University School of Psychology: Two fully-funded PhD Studentships in the Centre for Psychological Research


Me on my PhD graduation day

If you’re interested in my research, come and work with me!

We currently have two fully-funded PhD Studentships in the Centre for Psychological Research at Keele University that you can apply for; to commence in September 2016.
Interested applicants are encouraged to visit our research web-pages to find out more about staff research interests. Applicants are strongly advised to discuss their potential project with prospective supervisors in advance of submitting their application.
Please note that you must provide the following with your application:
    • A full research proposal for your PhD (maximum 4 sides of A4)
    • A sample of academic work (maximum 5,000 words)
    • Two academic references
    • Copies of your previous qualifications
    • A completed Case for Support form (see Supplementary Information)

For further information please use the following link: (and scroll down to the bottom of the page).

Deadline for applications is 15th April 2016.


New memory experiments to participate in

I have some excellent undergraduate project students this year working on projects exploring a wide variety of memory topics. If you think any of these sound interesting, please click on the link to access the online study and participate!

Georgina: Memory and Facial Expression

Grace: Music and Memories Questionnaire

Mark: Memory, identity, and educational experiences

Mulongwe: Memory for life events cued by words and pictures

Full information about each study is provided on the first page. I hope you find them interesting.

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To remember is important.

Mood board 2016

I liked the mood board I created last year, I even printed it out and put it on my fridge :)… So again this year, instead of writing a ‘Things To Do’ list I’ve decided to make a mood board reflecting things that I want to concentrate on / do / achieve in 2016:


Some of my goals are the same as last year, some have been updated, others are new…. I’m not going to detail to what extent I achieved everything I hoped to during 2015 but overall I would say it was a very successful year 🙂

All photos taken from Google image searches.


One of my ‘things to do’ in 2015 was to keep up my swimming. I’ve always liked swimming; I had swimming lessons from a young age and kept them up until I was about 13 or 14 I think. I never swam competitively or anything but after having lessons for so long I’m a strong confident swimmer and, more importantly, I really enjoy it. Though some people say swimming is boring, I find the repetitive nature of swimming in a pool very relaxing  – time to think, and to let cares and worries wash away. But to lessen the boredom, and to be able to see how swimming is improving my fitness I’ve kept a swim diary for the past couple of years.  Continue reading