About this day
For A level and IB students
Psychology in Action: Power of the Mind is a wide-ranging programme examining the theories and applications of psychology in the modern world. Five incredibly engaging sessions will help students realise their potential and discover the impact they can have on the world. Join renowned speakers from academia, medicine, industry and commerce for an unmissable day, complemented by a special session on examination success.
“Every speaker was very enthusiastic, highly knowledgeable and really got our students interested!”
Programme & speakers
Mastering memory Ginny Smith, Science communicator
Find out what happens in the brain when we learn and store memories, and why we shouldn’t always trust everything we remember. Ginny uses quizzes and games to explore memory and how to improve it using psychology and neuroscience research.
About Ginny Smith
Ginny is a scientist and science communicator. She is presenter and producer for the PsychCrunch podcast and has co-written three books as well as publishing numerous articles for various audiences.
The psychology of a magician Matt Pritchard, Scientist and Magician
Is seeing really perceiving? Can free thinking be manipulated? During this interactive session of mind games and sensory deception, you will learn how a combination of psychology and magic can create real life Jedi masters.
About Matt Pritchard
Dr Matt Pritchard is an award-winning magician (and member of the magic circle). His amazing performances both inspire and inform.
Child psychology Louise Mansell, Nurture Psychology Service
About Louise Mansell
Louise is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and founder of Nurture Psychology Service. She has a particular interest and expertise in working with anxiety, trauma, and attachment, with regards to the impact on early brain development.
Gender identity Gemma Witcomb, Loughborough University
About Gemma Witcomb
Gemma’s research focuses on understanding and promoting mental health and wellbeing, and as a consequence physical health, and the interplay between the two. Gemma works in areas including eating disorders, transgender health, and is building expertise in trauma and resilience