The Big 5 Episode 8 Alyson Dodd “Measuring student well-being in line with student priorities” (PhD opportunity)

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On this episode, Alyson tells us about her research on student well-being and what students struggle with during their transition to university. She also tells us about a funded PhD studentship opportunity! (See link below.)

Shownotes:

Find Dr. Alyson Dodd: on Twitter @alysondodd and on her staff profile.

You can learn more about SMaRteN and read the report Alyson references here.

Interested in this PhD opportunity? Check out the advert here.

Transcript for this episode can be found here.

The Big 5 podcast: Episode 7 Sarah Docherty “I wondered for over 70 year olds, what would you want to improve in your life.”

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This week PhD student, Sarah Docherty, tells us about her research on the pandemic’s effect on elderly adults and her surprising results on what health means to older adults. Sarah also has some advice for PhD students on being successful during your studies.

We’re currently advertising paid PhD studentships in our department. Please check them out here.

If you’re an older adult who would like to get involved with research, you can join this facebook group: : https://www.facebook.com/HealthyAgeingResearchNU

If you’d like to learn more about how COVID-19 lockdowns have influenced the health and functioning of older adults (70+ years old), please read Sarah’s paper.

We’ll be taking a break until the 10th of January, but I’m currently lining up guests for next semester’s episodes, so please email me if you would like to be on the podcast: genavee.brown@northumbria.ac.uk

Here’s a link to the transcript of the episode.

The Big 5 Ep 6: Pam Briggs “Cybersecurity… a human centred issue.”

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On this episode of The Big 5, Professor Pam Briggs tells us about her work on how understanding human behavior and emotions help us improve cyber security. #CyberSecurityDay

Show notes:

For more tips on how you can keep yourself and your data secure online, please visit the National Cyber Security Centre.

For more of Pam’s research you can visit her Northumbria page.

The transcript of this episode can be found here.

The Big 5 Episode 6: Barbora Duskova “You get to know yourself, what you like, and what you want to do as your career.”

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Today is National Philanthropy Day, a time to reflect on how we can volunteer our time and money to help others. On this episode of the podcast, Northumbria Psychology student, Barbora Duskova tells us about her experience volunteering for the European Federation of Psychology Students Association and working in Dr. Katri Cornelisson’s lab as a research assistant. At the end of the episode, you’ll also hear about three psychology related volunteering opportunities. Details for these are in the show notes below.

Show notes:

Wanna join the European Federation of Psychology Students Association? Find out more here.

If you’d like to become a Nightline volunteer. Check out this student union page.

If you’re interested in becoming a mentor for other psychology students, please check out this page.

If you’d like to take part in the Volunteer Research Assistant scheme, you can contact michael2.craig@northumbria.ac.uk and look out for information about the scheme on your program level Blackboard site. (Please note that this scheme is only for current Northumbria students.)

A transcript of the podcast can be found here.

The Big 5: Episode 4 Jen Merritt “I just kind of want to continue doing research in my career.”

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This week on The Big 5 Northumbria Psychology Department alumni, Jen Merritt, gives us some tips and tricks for succeeding at a Level 6 dissertation project and also talks about how to get a job with the NHS.

You can get in touch with Jen on her LinkedIn account.

You can get in touch with me, the host, on Twitter @BrownGenavee or genavee.brown@northumbria.ac.uk.

Interested in getting a job with the NHS like Jen? Here’s a link to their jobs website: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/

A link to the transcript of this podcast can be found here.

The Big 5 episode 3: Dr. Nick Neave on Digital Hoarding “We keep possessions and form attachment to possessions. That’s what humans do.”

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On #CleanYourVirtualDesktopDay, Dr. Nick Neave tells us about his research on Digital Hoarding. We learn more about how humans anthropomorphise their possessions and why we have such a hard time throwing things away.

Show notes:

You can find the transcript of this episode here: Episode 3 Nick Neave transcript.docx

For more information on Nick’s research, visit his page here.

To find out more about types of digital hoarders, you can read this paper.

For more on the anthropomorphism questionnaire, you can read this paper.

The Big 5 podcast: Chantelle Francis “There is a bigger picture to academic attainment.”

On this episode, on Child Health Day, Chantelle tells us about her experience on the MSc Conversion course which led her to a PhD on pupil well-being. We discuss some of her work on children’s, teachers’, and parents’ views on schooling during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.

To find out more about the MSc Conversion course you can look here.

If you’d like to get in touch with Chantelle, you can email her at chantelle.francis@northumbria.ac.uk or find her on LinkedIn.

If you’d like to learn more about Northumbria Psychology, please visit our blog or follow us on Twitter @northumbriapsy

If you’d like to stay updated on the podcast you can follow me on Twitter @BrownGenavee or if you would like to be a guest, you can email me at genavee.brown@northumbria.ac.uk.

Transcript for this episode can be found here.

Mark Moss: “There’s Rosemary, that’s for remembrance.”

Dr. Mark Moss

Dr. Mark Moss, Head of the Psychology Department at Northumbria University, tells us about his research into rosemary’s benefits for memory. We also get to learn about how the nose is connected to the brain and why smells are so powerful. “Because we’re always breathing, wherever we go, whatever we’re doing, there’s always an opportunity to see what effects aroma will have on that particular behavior at any given time.”

For more information on Northumbria Psychology Department our blog is northumbriapsy.com.

Or follow us on Twitter @northumbriapsy

You can also follow me on Twitter to stay updated on our episodes @BrownGenavee.

Music by Podington Bear: Holding Steady

Show notes:

Research by Mark Moss:

https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/our-staff/m/mark-moss/

Research on breathing pure oxygen: https://researchportal.northumbria.ac.uk/en/publications/oxygen-administration-and-acute-human-cognitive-enhancement-highe

Research on rosemary and sage aromas: https://researchportal.northumbria.ac.uk/en/publications/half-way-to-scarborough-fair-the-cognitive-and-mood-effects-of-ro

Transcript can be viewed here.