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Psychologists to be quizzed online by school students

02 June 2017

The five psychologists who will be competing in the Society-sponsored Mental Health Zone of I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here! Have been named by the organisers.

They are:

  • Steven Brown from the University of Strathclyde
  • Michelle Jamieson from the University of Glasgow
  • Jermaine Ravalier from Bath Spa University
  • Jack Barton from the University of Manchester
  • Gemma Taylor from the University of Bristol

You can read more about them on the Mental Health Zone webpage.

I am a Scientist is an online event where scientists meet and interact with school students. It’s an X Factor-style competition between scientists, where the students are the judges.

Students challenge the scientists over fast-paced online text-based live chats. They ask the scientists anything they want and vote for their favourite scientist to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public.

James Gudgeon, a psychologist who won the Decision Zone in the most recent running of I’m a Scientist, said afterwards:

“I'd like to say a big thank you on behalf of my fellow scientists and I. We all had so much fun chatting with everyone through 'I'm a Scientist' - students, teachers, moderators, and other scientists. We feel like your questions were great - we really had to think concisely and creatively about some of our answers. You certainly kept us on our toes. …

“You also gave us all the opportunity to look at questions related to our own fields from new perspectives, or tied together two different perspectives that we might not have previously considered. This is exactly how science gets better!”

You can learn more about the competition on the I’m a Scientist website.

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