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ESRC Future Research Leader award

JPG RGB LargeIn January 2015 I applied for a Future Research Leader award from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This award scheme is a prestigious scheme through which the ESRC funds the research of a small number of early career researchers who have the potential to be future leaders in their research fields.

This was the first big grant that I have applied for and I found it very stressful writing the application and dealing with the ‘impostor feeling’ and that I was not good enough to receive this type of award, especially as I know this grant scheme is extremely prestigious and very competitive. Continue reading


Perceptions of Competence: Age Moderates Views of Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease


Our paper on “Mrs Stevenson” is now published 🙂

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Productivity (…or Procrastination?) 2014

This is my annual ‘did I get anything done this year?!’ blog post… lets see how I did on my “Things To Do 2014” list:  Continue reading

Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014: The winners are…

A colleague (and friend) Richard Stephens from Keele School of Psychology just won the Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014 – well done Richard! His winning piece “Don’t say cheese, say cheeks” will appear in full in the Guardian/the Observer and on the Wellcome Trust blog in the coming weeks

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The winners of the fourth Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize were announced this evening at a ceremony held at Wellcome Trust HQ in London. With over 600 entries to choose from, picking a single winner in each category was no simple task…

IMG_0959“Communicating with the public in getting their insight into the work you do can help inform your research questions,” says Wellcome Trust Director Jeremy Farrar. That’s one of the reasons it is so important for us to nurture the next generation of science writers and encourage scientists to think about ways of communicating their work.

The Wellcome Trust science writing prize, run in conjunction with the Guardian and the Observer, is an opportunity for aspiring science communicators to write about research that inspires them, and we’re always delighted with the high quality and number of entries that we receive.

Split into two categories – professional scientists (postgraduate…

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Know vs. Familiar – paper now online

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Author-permission copies of my latest paper are now available from this link: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/sSUBhp29nCNuXpKmycMs/full

Or if you have access to Memory through your institution please go here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/09658211.2014.945460

Things to do 2013

This is a list of things I hope to achieve in 2013.  Last year I compiled a similar list (see here) and it was useful to me to refer to it now and then to see how I was progressing.
Some of these are more concrete objectives and some are related to more abstract or ongoing life goals.

I am excited about all that I hope to get done this year!

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Did I achieve all my “Things to do 2012”?

In January I tried to list 100 things – both personal and work-related – that I wanted to achieve in 2012. My aim with this list was for most of the goals to be achievable concrete goals but also have some more abstract goals on the list that were related to wider life-goals.

So… did I achieve all of my goals this year???….


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