July 31, 2017
Dr Catherine Purcell has co-written a book chapter titled “Neurodiversity: developing guides to success using participator research” in Niven, K., Lewis, S., & Kagan, C. (Ed). Making a difference with psychology. London, UK: Richard Benjamin Trust. This is free to download here
April 5, 2017
A massive congratulations to Dr Catherine Purcell who swept the board last night at the Student Led Teaching Awards, collecting three of the four Faculty Level Awards (Best Academic Supervisor; Best Course Leader; Best Lecturer) and the University “winner of winners – best lecturer” award!
This is a massive, unprecedented and richly deserved achievement, reflecting the hard work and commitment Catherine has shown her students.
March 28, 2017
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has worked in partnership with Autism Alliance UK and the Autism Task Group (comprising disabled people, parents and advocates, disability organisations and medical professionals/ academics) to develop an Autism and Neurodiversity Toolkit to help staff, from all Government Departments, better understand how they can support people with Autism and associated Neuro-Diverse conditions.
Together the group has also developed this Disability Passport ‘About Me’ that aims to support disabled claimants to safely disclose their disability or health condition to their Jobcentre Plus Work-Coach/ Adviser with the aim of improving communication and ensuring that appropriate, reasonable adjustments are identified and put in place at the earliest opportunity.
March 1, 2017
Professor Amanda Kirby visited the Minister for Disability Penny Mordaunt at Westminster on 27th February in order to raise awareness of adults with neurodiverse profiles with employers and those providing support into employment.
March 1, 2017
Professor Amanda Kirby spoke at Pitch at the Palace on tour at the Tramshed in Cardiff on Friday in the presence of HRH Prince Andrew.
February 21, 2017
February 8, 2017
We had our first Psychology Plus Associate Research Intern prize giving event last week, to celebrate the success of our first group of research interns.
January 31, 2017
Last Thursday Professor Amanda Kirby (University of South Wales) hosted, with the Movement Matters UK group, an invited UK DCD consensus meeting to update the consensus following on from the recent European Guidelines.
January 16, 2017
Dr Catherine Purcell (Lecturer in Psychology) and Dr Mike Reddy (Senior Lecturer in Computing) have been awarded £67.5k from the Road Safety Trust for a 'proof of concept’ virtual reality (VR) project to develop an innovative game-based road safety education app to be tested in Welsh primary schools.
January 16, 2017
January 11, 2017
Throughout the year Research Dyscovery are offering research internships to undergraduate students in their second and third years. These posts will be 6 weeks in duration (a few hours per week) and will offer students the opportunity to gain real hands on experience of research-relevant skills within a developmental disorders setting. We hope that these posts will offer insight into many aspects of working in research, from the initial grant writing stage right through to publication in peer reviewed journals.
December 13, 2016
New paper by Research Dyscovery’s Dr Catherine Purcell published this week in Human Movement Science – The use of visually guided behaviour in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) when crossing a virtual road.
November 28, 2016
Professor Amanda Kirby (University of South Wales) is hosting, with the Movement Matters UK group, an invited UK DCD consensus meeting, on January 26th, 2017 to update the consensus following on from the recent European Guidelines.
September 20, 2016
A key element of our psychology degrees at the University of South Wales is hands-on experience. Psychology Plus provides students with free opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge base with the aim of giving them a competitive advantage in the graduate jobs market or when applying for further study.
August 17, 2016
The Dyspraxia Foundation SE Wales support group, set up by Research Dyscovery’s Dr Catherine Purcell along with OT Sally Scott-Roberts, is in the news this week for the positive impact it is having on one young man’s life.
August 2, 2016
Professor Amanda Kirby has advised the publishers working with the British Dyslexia Association on their first Dyslexia friendly version of the Harry Potter series, Cursed Child, due to be released on September 1st. The edition for dyslexia readers will be released by large-print publisher WF Howes Ltd, in collaboration with Little, Brown and the British Dyslexia Association.
July 14, 2016
All members of the newly expanded Research Dyscovery team met for the first time last week to discuss future research directions and ideas for new projects. This is a very exciting time for us here at Research Dyscovery – look out for more updates soon!
November 26, 2013
For any adult with specific learning difficulties going to college or university can be a challenge.
November 26, 2013
Dr Catherine Purcell, a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre has secured a research grant to explore how children with and without developmental disorders can learn about road safety more effectively.