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Free 'making a difference with psychology' book

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

Student Led Teaching Awards - Winners announced!

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.

Autism and Neurodiversity Toolkit and Disability Passport ‘About Me’

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.

Raising Awareness

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.

Pitch at the Palace on tour

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.

OT news

February 21, 2017

Sally Scott-Roberts and Dr Catherine Purcell featured in this months OT news following their recent work funded by the Richard Benjamin Trust.

Psychology Plus Internship Prize Giving

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.

Update: DCD consensus meeting

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.

Successful bid for funding! Road Safety Trust

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.

Happy birthday to the Dyspraxia Foundation South East Wales Group!

January 16, 2017

Dyspraxia Foundation South East Wales Group, set up by Dr Catherine Purcell and Sally Scott-Roberts, will be celebrating their one year birthday this coming Saturday.

More Psychology Plus Internship Oppotunities Available

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.

Recent Publication

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.

DCD UK consensus meeting

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.

Research Dyscovery Internship Opportunities: Psychology Plus

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.

Positive impact of Dyspraxia Foundation South East Wales children's group

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.

Dyslexia friendly version of Harry Potter series

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.

Research Dyscovery Full Team Meeting

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!

How to Succeed in College and University with Specific Learning Difficulties

November 26, 2013

For any adult with specific learning difficulties going to college or university can be a challenge.

Research centre secures major grant for road safety work

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.