Entries by Charlotte Booth

Successful year of Conferences

At the OCEAN Lab we have enjoyed a successful year of conferencing, presenting our research and meeting with colleagues from around the world. In April, many of us attended the Society for Affective Science (SAS) conference in Los Angeles, California. Annabel, Sam, Charlotte and Maud each presented a different aspect of the CogBIAS project (pictured […]

PhD theses submitted!

We recently celebrated the hand in of Annabel, Charlotte and Emilia’s PhD theses. Pictured below at Exeter college in view of the stunning Radcliffe camera. Annabel and Charlotte will be continuing their work on the CogBIAS longitudinal study, writing up research papers on this rich data-set, which includes three time points of adolescent development. Watch […]

Fun day at the Curiosity Carnival!

The OCEAN Lab had a fantastic time at the Curiosity Carnival, which took place on Friday 29th September. Maud Grol, Annabel Songco and Charlotte Booth took to the streets of Oxford to showcase the labs research and speak to the public about cognitive biases. They hosted a games stall on Broad street, which was called […]

Upcoming Curiosity Carnival

On the 29th of September the streets and museums of Oxford will be bustling with activity for the Curiosity Carnival which is an exciting opportunity for the public to engage with Oxford scientists from all disciplines. The University of Oxford was ranked top for world-leading research in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014). […]

Great meeting with Dr Michael Pleuss

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr Michael Pleuss, Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at Queen Mary University of London, to the OCEAN group. Dr Pleuss gave a wonderful talk on Individual differences in environmental sensitivity presenting research supporting the notion of ‘vantage sensitivity’ which suggests that some individuals inherit a predisposition to […]

Leaving dinner with Dr Maud Grol

Some of the OCEAN Lab enjoying a final dinner with visiting Post-Doc Dr Maud Grol from Ghent University, Belgium. Maud has been with us at OCEAN for the last 8 months running a study which aimed to develop a training paradigm to enhance proactive cognitive control. She has also been an invaluable member of the […]

Another successful CBM symposium…

We recently held a small-group conference at the OCEAN Lab, where we welcomed external speakers: Professor Naz Derakshan from Birkbeck University; Professor Rudi De Raedt from Ghent University; Dr Maud Grol from Ghent University; and Dr Amanda Fitzgerald from University College Dublin. We discussed the current state and future directions of cognitive bias modification (CBM) […]

Encouraging girls into STEM subjects

Recent surveys have revealed that there has been a decline in the past year of girls choosing to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) subjects at University. This is despite the fact that job vacancies in these subjects are constantly on the rise. Very few women are applying for these roles, which is no […]