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Psychology experts enter the Relationship Zone

05 June 2017

The second line up of psychologists taking part in this month’s I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here has been announced.

Taking part in the Relationships Zone will be:

  • Sam Carr from the University of Bath
  • Rose Turner from Kingston University
  • Maggie Laurie from the University of Edinburgh
  • Kirsty Miller from the University of Dundee
  • Ben Kenward from Oxford Brooks University

You can read more about them on the Relationships Zone page.

The psychologists taking part in the Mental Health Zone were announced a few days ago.

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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