Researchers from UWTSD's School of Psychology attend House of Commons seminars


Researchers from UWTSD's School of Psychology have attended a series of meetings at the House of Commons.

UWTSD's programme director and senior lecturer Dr Paul Hutchings and Katie Sullivan, a final year PhD student whose research is on attitudes toward in-group and out-group members, attended the National Centre for Social Research meeting on Brexit, hosted by Professor John Curtice and Ian Austin MP. In the evening they were also invited to attend the STEM Christmas Parliamentary Reception hosted by the Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP for the Science and Technology Commons Select Committee.

Katie, who is in the final stages of writing up her PhD thesis, has recently submitted several research papers for publication along with her co-author, Dr Paul Hutchings, examining how attitudes have influenced responses to the Brexit vote, immigration, and terrorist attacks. Talking about the experience of visiting the House of Commons, Katie said: "It has been a fantastic opportunity to attend these meetings in the UK Parliament and talk to people who are leading on the policies and research relating to science and social issues affecting all of the country. I am looking forward to getting more involved in policy and decision-making, at a local and national level."

The School of Psychology offers courses on two campuses (Townhill Campus in Swansea and Carmarthen Campus) including Psychology, Applied Psychology, and joint honours in Counselling Studies and Psychology. We also offer major/minor degrees at our Lampeter campus that involve Psychology.

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