Talks, Posters, Public Engagement and Other Stuff

Poster at Surrey University Psychology department conference April 2014: proposed Running Commentary study

Cafe Scientifique (general audience) Woking  November 2014 ‘The Psychology of Running’, where I talked about a paper on ‘the runner’s high’ (involving ferrets, like you do) and my Running Commentary study

Bright Club Guildford January 2015 (Stand-up comedy for researchers) It didn’t have a title, but if it did, it would have been something like ‘Why psychology questionnaires are all bollocks’

Cafe Scientifique (general audience) Guildford January 2015  ‘How to set better New Year’s Resolutions’ This was an interactive event where I discussed a paper on the social psychology of goal setting and the audience discussed practical ways of implementing more effective resolutions using ideas from this paper

Talk at Surrey University Psychology department postgraduate conference April 2015 Preliminary qualitative results from Running Commentary study

Poster at Surrey University Postgraduate conference April 2015: Preliminary qualitative results from Running Commentary study

Poster at International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Edinburgh, June 2015 ‘I like to see the light at the end of the tunnel: qualitative field study findings on how anticipation of the end influences affective responses to exercise’

Talk at Running Dialogues interdisciplinary seminar June 2015 ‘How anticipation of the end influences affective responses to exercise’

Co-organised Running Dialogues interdisciplinary seminar series on running and various themes, London March-June 2015

Organiser of  Bright Club Guildford, I’ve also compered a Pint of Science event and a Cafe Scientifique evening: basically I really enjoy public engagement events!

Poster at  HEPA 2016 in Belfast, poster and a discussion of some initial results from my Resolve to Walk study are here

Talk at the British Psychological Society Division of Sports and Exercise Psychology conference (wow, that sure rolls off the tongue!): ‘I’ve gone from a plus 2 to a minus 2 and a half in a matter of 5 minutes’: analysis of use of the Feeling Scale in a field study of outdoor beginner running groups. I don’t have a Powerpoint to put up for this talk because basically it was just a bunch of memes and me discussing how people understood the Feeling Scale in a realistic context. The Feeling Scale is a measure which does what it says on the tin: people use it to report how they’re feeling before/during/after exercise. Take home message: people found it difficult to understand what the Feeling Scale meant at first, but they quickly adapted, made the scale their own, and found it easy to use even in a difficult outdoor group environment. Kind of heartening!

 

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