LIH Interdisciplinary Research Development Exchange | 29 Nov


Dr Niko Kargas from the School of Psychology and Dr Paul Baxter from the School of Computer Science will both lead the next LIH Interdisciplinary Research Development Exchange entitled, Autism, and Robots for Cognitive and Social Skills Training.

LIH Interdisciplinary Research Development Exchange 11:45am-1pm*
Wednesday 29th November 2017
David Chiddick Building—DCB1103

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10 Ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee

When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don’t converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. “Go out, talk to people, listen to people,” she says. “And, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed.”

Psychology Research Seminar | 8th Nov


You are cordially invited to the School of Psychology Research Seminar Series on Wednesday 8th November 2017 2-3pm (refreshments available from 1.45pm) in the Sarah Swift Building SSB0102/SSB0103.

Madness, molecules and medicines – understanding schizophrenia and its treatment.
Professor Gavin Reynolds
Sheffield Hallam University

Schizophrenia is a common disorder with a lifetime prevalence of approximately 1% and a profoundly reduced life expectancy, yet the reasons underlying its development are not clearly understood and for many people it remains poorly treated. I shall discuss old and new research into the brain in schizophrenia and how that relates (or not) to mechanisms of the current drug treatments. The biological basis for the effects of these antipsychotic drugs – and especially their often severe adverse effects – will also be discussed, along with recent research that may lead towards more effective “precision medicine”.

  • Everyone Welcome
  • Previously recorded seminars can be found on Blackboard on the Psychology Subject Site /School Research Seminars

The Weekly Round Up



The Weekly Round Up provides you with another opportunity to read of the posts that the Doctoral School have posted this week!

Here you go…enjoy!

Finding Creativity in an interdisciplinary world – PhD Life PG Hub Warwick 

Social Media: A Tool for Introverts – Research Whisperer

Don’t let those sticky words confuse your thesis examiner – Thesis Whisperer

6 Essential Study tips for the PhD student –

3 Things you should do before your academic job interview – Dr Nadine Muller 



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Communication Across Cultures Conference | 17 November

Cultural comms
You are cordially invited to present and attend the ‘Communication across Cultures’ Conference as part of World Hello Day – 17th November 2017 in the Isaac Newton Building.

This event is organised in Collaboration with Lincoln City Council. Therefore members of the community are also invited to take part as well as University of Lincoln students.

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New Research Project to Shed Light on the Emotional World of Dogs

A new research project will examine how dogs show emotion – and the researchers are looking for volunteers.

PhD student, Annika Huber, from the School of Life Sciences’ Animal Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare group is aiming to discover how dogs show emotions by looking closer at their face and body language. They will examine how dogs show the pleasure of expectation for a much loved reward and how this differs from when they have to wait longer to get it.

For the study, they are looking for Labrador Retrievers at the first instance.

If you own a Labrador Retriever who loves food and you would like to come with your dog to the University four to five times to take part, then the team would like to hear from you.

To register your interest and for more details, please contact Annika Huber

October’s PGPOTM Winner | Joe Moore

PGR Travel Map

Congratulations to PhD Research Student Joe Moore, ‘Lincolns Postgraduate Research Travel Map’, ACL Biomechanics, PG Picture Of The Month Competition Winner October 2017!

Please contact the Doctoral School to claim your prize. And of course thank you to everyone else who entered the competition 

For your chance to win Novembers competition share your photo on social media with hashtag #PGPOTM, best of luck!

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The Doctoral School November Newsletter| View Online

newsletterThe latest Doctoral School Newsletter is now available to view online

In this month’s issue:

  • A call for papers for the 2018 Postgraduate Research Showcase Conference
  • Read the first issue of E|mporium the university’s first interdisciplinary e-journal of postgraduate research
  • From the beginning of November The Doctoral School are providing a drop-in service one day a week in the PG Commons Room MC3133
  • Find out how to register for ORCiD
  • Join us for the next Five Slides in Five Minutes event on Wednesday 15th November
  • Discover upcoming Learning and Teaching events, Research Seminars and more!