Seminar Series

The School of Psychology Seminar Series involves regular formal presentations of high-quality scholarly work with broad appeal.

The wider School community is invited to attend, including academic and professional staff, special guests, visitors, as well as HDR, postgraduate and honours students.

Seminars are held fortnightly on Wednesdays 12:00-1:30 in room s402, Social Sciences Building.

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Associate Professor Jason Thompson

Answering the Regulator’s Prayer – What can we learn about the real world from experimenting with artificial societies? - Associate Professor Jason Thompson

22 May 2024 12:00pm1:30pm
In this seminar, Associate Professor Thompson will detail recent and current work on the development of agent-based models and application of computational social science to transport, public health, and large-scale injury rehabilitation systems.
Professor Iroise Dumontheil

Development of self-regulation in childhood and adolescence - Professor Iroise Dumontheil

8 May 2024 12:00pm1:30pm
Professor Iroise Dumontheil presents some of the research they have carried out in the last 15 years or so, investigating the typical development of cognitive control, how it inter-relates with the development of social cognition and emotional regulation during late childhood and adolescence, and how individual differences in cognitive control development may be shaped by genetics, environment, or cognitive training, and predict academic outcome.
Professor Tim Miller

Why most AI decision support tools don’t work, and why it is so hard to get them to do so - Professor Tim Miller

24 April 2024 12:00pm1:30pm
In this talk, Professor Tim Miller will argue for a paradigm shift away from the current way that we conceptualise AI-based decision support tools, which may be counter-productive to better human decision making.
Professor Patricia Dudgeon

Professor Patricia Dudgeon

27 March 2024 12:00pm1:30pm
Professor Pat Dudgeon is a Bardi woman from the Kimberley. Her research is concerned with community engagement, consultation, and responsiveness, and draws upon multi-disciplinary approaches.
Dr Miles Holmes

The Science of nature connection for personal and planetary health

13 March 2024 12:00pm1:30pm
Join Dr Miles Holmes, founder and director of Nature Fix to explore the answers to what a meaningful moment in nature really is, and how we can reliably create one.
Professor Darryl Eyles smiling, sitting on a staircase

Intranasal delivery of clozapine in treatment resistant schizophrenia to reduce side-effects: The preclinical evidence - Professor Darryl Eyles (QBI)

20 October 2023 3:00pm4:00pm
Clozapine is the most effective antipsychotic drug in the treatment of schizophrenia. It is the only recommended therapy for treatment resistant schizophrenia but comes with an extensive range of debilitating side-effects.

Prof Vincent Reid (Waikato)

13 October 2023 3:00pm4:00pm

Psychology Research Awards

22 September 2023 3:00pm4:00pm

Dr Natasha Reid (UQ)

15 September 2023 3:00pm4:00pm

Prof Thomas Wallis (TU Darmstadt) - Artificial neural networks as approximate upper bounds on performance

25 August 2023 3:00pm4:00pm
When trying to understand a system like the human mind, cognitive scientists usually ask people to perform a task. Measuring how people behave given a certain task allows us to understand the processing strategies used and limitations that are present. How well do hypothesised mechanisms explain behaviour?

Dr Li-ann Leow (UQ) - Dopamine alters the effect of brain stimulation on behaviour.

18 August 2023 3:00pm4:00pm
The field of neuroscience has a rich history of using brain stimulation to perturb brain function to understand the neural mechanisms underpinning cognition and behaviour.
Prof Angela Nickerson (USNW)

Prof Angela Nickerson (USNW) - Coping with uncertainty: Understanding the impact of external and internal factors on refugee mental health

4 August 2023 3:00pm4:00pm
There are currently over 110 million people forcibly displaced worldwide, and, in 2022 less than 1% of these were permanently resettled. Accordingly, tens of millions of people around the world are coping with prolonged uncertainty in the aftermath of significant exposure to trauma and adversity.

Lizzie Bradford - Knowing Me, Knowing You: Examining Social Cognition Across the Lifespan

21 July 2023 3:00pm4:00pm
Social interactions play a critical role in daily life, allowing individuals to build social connections and communicate with others. The success of social interactions can have a direct effect on an individuals’ mental and physical health; it is therefore important to understand factors that lead to different success rates in social interactions

Dr Simon Byrne (UQ)

26 May 2023 3:00pm4:00pm
Coaching your Child to be Brave: Effectively Using Parents to Treat Child Anxiety

Dr Daniel Skorich (ANU)

19 May 2023 3:00pm4:00pm
In this talk, I will propose a novel framework for understanding the 'why' aspect of the hard problem: that consciousness emerges as a solution to competition between neural signals.

Dr Elizabeth Beadle (UQ)

12 May 2023 3:00pm4:00pm

Dr Urska Arnautovska (UQ)

28 April 2023 3:00pm4:00pm

Dr Li-Ann Leow (UQ)

28 April 2023 3:00pm4:00pm

Professor Mike Martin (UZH)

24 February 2023 3:00pm4:00pm

Dr Janni Leung (UQ)

27 May 2022 3:00pm4:00pm

Dr Sarah Bentley (UQ)

8 April 2022 3:00pm4:00pm

Professor Ottmar Lipp (QUT)

1 April 2022 3:00pm4:00pm

Professor Laurie Buys (UQ)

16 October 2020 3:00pm4:00pm

UQ Psychology Research Week Awards

18 September 2020 3:00pm4:00pm

UQ Psychology Tutor Awards

11 September 2020 3:00pm4:00pm

Dr Luca Cocchi (QIMR Berghofer)

28 August 2020 3:00pm4:00pm

Professor Alex Haslam (UQ)

21 August 2020 3:00pm4:00pm

Dr Alex Puckett (UQ)

28 February 2020 3:00pm4:00pm