Be Inspired! Lecture: Dr Anna Tarrant – Becoming a Future (research) Leader: a story of my academic journey

In this presentation, Anna tells the story of her journey to an award of a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. These prestigious fellowships support researchers to make the transition from early to established career, as well as to internationalise their research. The development of the proposal required careful consideration, not only of the planned research, but…Continue Reading Be Inspired! Lecture: Dr Anna Tarrant – Becoming a Future (research) Leader: a story of my academic journey

The Evolution Of British Gerontology: Personal Perspectives and Historical Developments

Ageing, it now seems, is everybody‚Äôs business. Wherever we turn these days, older people are visible in the British media: on television and radio, and in advertisements. Actors, celebrities and public figures are documenting their experiences and thoughts about ageing at a rapid rate of knots; others are writing or making documentaries about living with,…Continue Reading The Evolution Of British Gerontology: Personal Perspectives and Historical Developments

Student as Producer

Student as Producer brings critical theory to life in a contribution to the dynamic, emerging genre of critical higher education studies. It is for students and teachers who want to change the world through critical pedagogy and popular education. University of Lincoln, College of Social science Research Mike Neary, School of Social and Political Sciences…Continue Reading Student as Producer

Directive Leading Questions and Preparation Technique Effects on Witness Accuracy

The use of leading questions during cross-examination can undermine the accuracy and completeness of evidence presented in court. Furthermore, increasing numbers of general witnesses are arriving in court unprepared for the experience. In this study, 60 mock witnesses from England and Wales were allocated to one of the three preparation conditions: (a) those who received…Continue Reading Directive Leading Questions and Preparation Technique Effects on Witness Accuracy

Hyper-realistic Face Masks in a Live Passport-Checking Task

Hyper-realistic face masks have been used as disguises in at least one border crossing and in numerous criminal cases. Experimental tests using these masks have shown that viewers accept them as real faces under a range of conditions. Here, we tested mask detection in a live identity verification task. Fifty-four visitors at the London Science…Continue Reading Hyper-realistic Face Masks in a Live Passport-Checking Task

Effect of Group Size and Individual Characteristics on Intergroup Encounters in Primates

Intergroup encounters are common in nonhuman primates and can vary from affiliative to aggressive. We extracted data from the literature to test five different hypotheses: 1) where there are group size differences between opposing groups, whether the larger group is more likely to win an intergroup encounter than the smaller group; 2) whether the likelihood…Continue Reading Effect of Group Size and Individual Characteristics on Intergroup Encounters in Primates

Suicide and probation: A systematic review of the literature

A narrative systematic review was undertaken of the literature concerning the health of people on probation. In this paper, we provide an up-to-date summary of what is known about suicide and suicidal ideation and probation. This includes estimates of prevalence and possible predictors of suicide and suicidal ideation. Searches were conducted on nine databases from…Continue Reading Suicide and probation: A systematic review of the literature

Aesthetic Image Statistics Vary with Artistic Genre

Research to date has not found strong evidence for a universal link between any single low-level image statistic, such as fractal dimension or Fourier spectral slope, and aesthetic ratings of images in general. This study assessed whether different image statistics are important for artistic images containing different subjects and used partial least squares regression (PLSR)…Continue Reading Aesthetic Image Statistics Vary with Artistic Genre