Date Posted... Oct 24th 2022

Re-thinking Research at Psychology Conference

Truro School’s inaugural psychology conference, ‘Research for the Stars’ got underway on Friday 21 October.

Designed to encourage students to look at research in a new light, the conference welcomed 150 students from Truro School, Saltash Community School, Launceston College, Torpoint Community College, Liskeard, Newquay Tretherras and Truro High School.

Alongside a series of challenging and exciting workshops, group work and experiments, students were treated to a lecture from guest speaker Dr Cathy Schofield.

Dr Cathy Schofield has been a psychology lecturer for over 25 years specialising in sport and exercise psychology. She designed and managed the only psychology degree in Cornwall for the last twenty years, before moving on to the Open University as a Staff Tutor.

She has also been research-active throughout this time with many academic papers published or delivered at international conferences, focusing on student experience. She has recently extended her interest into developing the psychological understanding of dance, producing the first undergraduate psychology textbook for dance students (Psychology for Dancers: Theory and Practice to Fulfil Your Potential published by Routledge).

The conference was organised by Mrs E Stone with help from Sixth Form Psychology students and proved to be a thought-provoking and engaging day for all of the attendees.