Summer holidays

It’s a common misconception that academics put their feet up and enjoy a glass of sherry or two as soon as students leave for the summer. To put matters right, here are some of the things I have been doing this week: mentoring work experience students from schools across the region designing a scoring method… Continue reading Summer holidays

February update

We said goodbye to Dennis at the end of January. Dennis left us with a beautifully catalogued set of data on German translations of the Craving Experience Questionnaire and the Plymouth Sensory Imagery Questionnaire. Jon May and I shall be finishing writing these up and submitting for publication soon. Lloyd, Despina and Kirsten are busy… Continue reading February update

New publications and a new team member

We have had a small flurry of manuscripts accepted in the last couple of weeks. Congratulations to Christine Boomsma for publishing some of her PhD research on the role of mental imagery in motivating pro-environmental behaviours: Boomsma, C., Pahl, S., & Andrade, J. (in press, 2016). Imagining Change: An integrative approach towards explaining the motivational… Continue reading New publications and a new team member

Off the Lip 2016

Off the Lip 2016 was an event organised by fellows of the CogNovo project. Cognovo is an EU funded project based in Plymouth but with a global network of partners, bringing together expertise across arts, sciences and humanities to explore creativity. Off the Lip demonstrated some of the weird and wonderful creations produced as part of serious research… Continue reading Off the Lip 2016

Alcohol craving

Our first meeting to discuss projects on alcohol craving. Looking forward to trying out our new immersive video craving induction. From left to right: Paige, Lauren, Simone, Georgia and Ali.

New grant

Functional Imagery Training is an important element in a new therapy for people with multiple sclerosis. The BRiMS (Balance Right in Multiple Sclerosis) programme combines exercise and education to reduce falls and improve quality of life. FIT is woven throughout the 13-week programme to help keep people motivated. Project leads Jennifer Freeman and Hilary Gunn… Continue reading New grant