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The Impact of Emotion on Attentional Processing

The way in which we allocate attention to our surroundings has a significant impact on our ability to perform well in any given task, and anything that limits attention can have serious consequences. Researchers from Psychology have been investigating the impact of emotion on attention and they have recently been awarded funding from the British

Research Excellence Awards 2015-2016 – ‘Fabulous Five’

Five early career researchers from the Directorate of Psychology and Public Health won the runners up prize in this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards.  Dr Clare Allely, Robert Bendall, Alex Clarke-Cornwell, Dr Anna Cooper and Dr Jo Meredith, contribute to three of the research programmes within the School of Health Sciences: Applied Psychology: Social, Physical

Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award 2015-2016 – Andrew Tootell

On 8th June Andrew received the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award for the academic year 2015-2016. Andrew is a lecturer in the School of Health Sciences, Directorate of Radiography. He has been Programme Leader for the MSc Nuclear Medicine Imaging for 7 years. He teaches on the Nuclear Medicine MSc, BSc (Hons) Radiography and dental

Research Capital Investment Funding 2015/16 – Alex Clarke-Cornwell

Alex Clarke-Cornwell has recently been awarded £17,600 from the University of Salford’s Research Capital Investment Fund, in order to purchase a number of physical activity behaviour monitors for future research projects. Alex is a Lecturer in Public Health, whose research interests include the measurement and quantification of sedentary behaviour, physical activity, and workplace health.  The

Research project looks at green infrastructure and its impact on ageing populations

The University of Salford is partnering with the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University on a £700,000 research project that looks into the benefits and values of green infrastructure for an ageing population. Green infrastructure (GI), a term used in reference to green and blue spaces (including areas of grass, woodland and parks, and

Constructing the Science of Social Interaction using Virtual Reality

From 12th-13th July 2016 the second Virtual Social Interaction workshop will be held at MediaCity, Manchester.  Co-organised by University of Salford, Goldsmiths University of London and University College London, the workshop will showcase new methods and theories in social interaction, with talks from 8 international speakers and c. 20 Posters. Attracting an audience of international

No kidding – prosthetics expert helps man live as goat

A Salford University prosthetics expert enabled a man to follow his dream of living as a goat.  Conceptual designer Thomas Thwaites was so intrigued by the animals he devised an experiment to spend several days studying their behaviour up close by living as part of a herd on the Swiss Alps last year. Thomas’s research,

Health Sciences senior lecturer to work with Team GB

Congratulations to Dr Lee Herrington, who has been selected to work with Team GB in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil this summer.  Dr Lee Herrington, senior lecturer in Sports Rehabilitation for the School of Health Sciences, will be joining the Team’s physiotherapy department, where he will be responsible for the health and wellbeing of