Other events in Newcastle

Make up your mind

Past event - 2019
22 May Doors open 6:00pm | Start time 6:30pm | End time 8:30pm
The Happy Wombat, 575 Hunter St, Newcastle,
Newcastle 2300
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The brain controls everything we do - from regulating impulses, navigating mathematics, and keeping us happy and healthy

Working class or sleeping beauty?

Ms Romany McGuffog (PhD Candidate, University of Newcastle)
We know that people from lower social classes tend to have poorer mental and physical health. We'll talk about research that looks beyond the obvious to consider whether sleep patterns could be a possible explanation.

Romany McGuffog completed her Bachelor of Psychology with First Class Honours and was awarded a Faculty Medal. She began her PhD in Social Psychology in 2016, and made it to the University of Newcastle Finals for the 3-Minute Thesis.

Gender and STEM education: one step forward?

Dr Elena Prieto (Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle)
Join us for a dynamic discussion about initiatives to increase female participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We'll talk about the effect of STEM programs in education, and consider if there's a down-side.

Dr Prieto holds a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and a PhD in Theoretical Computer Science. She has worked extensively in STEM education, including several Australia-wide projects, and is currently engaged in projects focused on gender equality.

Impulse and inhibition: what's the link?

Mr Patrick Skippen (PhD Candidate, University of Newcastle)
Is someone you would describe as 'inhibited' less likely to behave impulsively, or more? You might be surprised at what the research is revealing about the link between inhibition and impulsivity!

Patrick is a Psychology graduate (Honours 1) who has won a number of presentation awards and has two published papers. His PhD research involves using brain imaging and computational modelling to better understand inhibition and impulsive behaviour.