Tom Prosser is a Ph.D. candidate in Health Psychology. He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Canterbury Christ Church University. He is now going into his fifth year of a part-time Ph.D. and is a University Instructor within the psychology department. His research focuses on university student drinking and how E-intervention (electronic based interventions – Apps and Websites) can help students moderate their drinking behaviour.
For this month’s blog entry Aida Malovic (Year in the Industry coordinator), invited one of the most recent students who’ve completed their placement year, to contribute with an account of their experiences. Kyle provides a very honest and interesting summary of the placement.
Senior Lecturer, Dr Elizabeth Spruin explains how the American practice of using court facility dogs can alleviate stress for victims in court and offer them support.
Senior lecturer, Dr. Kate Gee, describes her experience after being invited to speak at a parliamentary roundtable.
Dr. James Cane, Senior Lecturer at CCCU, discusses his personal reflections on mental barriers to both starting a run and chasing a personal best.
Dr. Kate Gee, Senior Lecturer at CCCU, describes her recent experience of presenting at the renowned symposium on Performance Science, this year held in Reykjavik.
Technological advances mean virtual reality has gone from a clunky gimmick to the next stage of human-computer interaction and social engagement. Whole worlds can be explored without leaving the room and people can experience others’ perspectives at the flick of a virtual switch. Richard Weatherall, Senior Psychology Technician at CCCU explores current research in the realm of VR.
Dr. Joe Hinds, Senior Lecturer at CCCU and practising integrative psychotherapist, discusses the distinction between mental illness and eccentricities, and the appropriateness of mental disorder diagnoses on atypical behaviours.
Dr. Anke Franz, Senior Lecturer at CCCU discusses the regulations, or lack thereof, effecting the wellbeing of animals under the care of animal rescues and sanctuaries.
Nicole Holt, research assistant to Dr. Liz Spruin, has been exploring the use of dogs for rehabilitation and wellbeing, and the benefits that ‘comfort dogs’ can provide