We have had some extremely pleasing research grant news over the last two months. Aidan McGarry was awarded £249,850 by the AHRC for his grant application entitled “The Aesthetics of Protest: Visual Culture and Communication in Turkey” and Flis Henwood has had success as Co-I on a bid with colleagues at Sheffield (lead) and Sussex universities on a project entitled: ‘Knowledge, care and the practices of self-monitoring’. It’s funded by Leverhulme to the value of £217,770. Lizzie Ward and colleagues made a major contribution to the B & H Public Health annual report that has been recently published and features our older people and wellbeing work with their project on Later Life. Carl Walker was awarded a BPS Undergraduate Research Assistantship student summer bursary for one of our Psychology students, Jenny Terry. In addition, Carl Walker and Mary Darking were awarded a UoB Excellence in Community Engagement award which will be presented to them at our summer graduation ceremony. Many congratulations to everyone on these really pleasing achievements.
Professor Kate Bullen
Professor of Psychology and Head of The School of Applied Social Science