Postgraduate Education Programme

Important: please discuss your education and training needs with your supervisor and read the Postgraduate School of Life Sciences’ guide about the Core Skills Training Programme

A seminar programme for first-year postgraduate students has been jointly established by the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry. This consists of a weekly series of theoretical seminars presented by senior researchers. Please ensure that you make a note of all the seminars and training programmes you attend in your Researcher Development Logbook which you will need to present at your 1st year viva (PhD Students).

 

Postgraduate Seminars 2021-22

These seminars take place on Tuesdays at 3pm-5pm in Michaelmas Term, and Tuesdays at 3-4:30pm in Lent Term. In Michaelmas Term the “Robust science” seminars are a 1 hour lecture, followed by a break and a 50-minute seminar/discussion). Attendance is compulsory for all new PhD and MPhil students.

Michaelmas Term 2021
12 Oct: 3 – 5pm Amy Orben Robust behavioural science – Introduction (Psychology Lecture Theatre)
19 Oct: 3 – 5pm Amy Orben Robust behavioural science – Replications (CBU Lecture Theatre)
26 Oct: 3 – 5pm Amy Orben Robust behavioural science – Questionable research practices (Psychology Lecture Theatre)
02 Nov: 3 – 5pm Amy Orben MRC CBU Open Science Day (more details TBC, CBU Lecture Theatre)
09 Nov: 3 – 5pm Amy Orben Robust behavioural science – Preregistration & registered reports (Psychology Lecture Theatre)
16 Nov: 3 – 5pm Amy Orben Robust behavioural science – Fraud, Errors and Scientific Self-Correction (CBU Lecture Theatre)
23 Nov: 3 – 5pm Amy Orben Robust behavioural science – Journals & Publishing (online)
30 Nov: 3 – 5pm Amy Orben Robust behavioural science – Robust Behavioural Science (CBU Lecture Theatre)
More information: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/study/grads/grads/conducting-robust-behavioural-science  Note: the lecture will be recorded.
Lent Term 2022
25 Jan: 3 – 4.30pm Peter Jones Psychiatric classification
01 Feb: 3 – 4.30pm Louise Lafortune Dementia from a public health perspective: Risk factors, interventions and policy
08 Feb: 3 – 4.30pm Matt Lambon Ralph Using a convergence of clinical and cognitive neuroscience methods: The case study of semantic cognition
15 Feb: 3 – 4.30pm Deborah Talmi The psychology and neuroscience of emotion
22 Feb: 3 – 4.30pm Tristan Bekinschtein Consciousness
01 Mar: 3 – 4.30pm Michael Anderson Mechanisms of forgetting
08 Mar: 3 – 4.30pm Tim Dalgleish A transdiagnostic, biopsychosocial approach to human mental health
15 Mar: 3 – 4.30pm John Duncan Intelligence and the frontal lobes
***Location details for these meetings to be confirmed at a later date.