16 November 2019, Cutlers' Hall, Sheffield
Dr Peter TaylorShow content
Peter Taylor is a clinical psychologist and senior clinical lecturer at the University of Manchester. He has published over 70 research papers, including publications in world-leading journals such as Psychological Bulletin, Schizophrenia Bulletin, and Psychological Medicine. He has also written a number of book chapters and published one edited book focused on personal experiences of therapy for psychosis.
Peter completed his PhD at the University of Manchester in 2010, focusing on the psychological constructs of defeat and entrapment and their relationship with suicide risk, before undertaking clinical psychology training at the University of Manchester. Subsequently, he spent three years working as a lecturer at the University of Liverpool, primarily focused on the clinical psychology doctorate programme. In 2016 he moved to a clinical lecturer role at the University of Manchester. At the University of Manchester he currently co-directs the clinical and health psychology MSc programme and is also involved in the clinical psychology doctorate programme.
Peter’s main research interests focus on the psychological processes that drive and maintain suicide and self-harm. He also has an interest in better understanding experiences of distress sin psychosis, and on the evaluation of psychological therapies. His research has included contributions to the limited but growing evidence base for Cognitive Analytic Therapy.
Professor Carolyn MairShow content
Professor Carolyn Mair PhD is a Chartered Fellow of the British Psychological Society and holder of their Distinguished Contributions to Psychology Education. She works with the fashion industry through her company, Carolyn Mair Consulting Limited. Prior to establishing her consultancy she was full Professor of Psychology for Fashion at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, where she created and led the world's first Masters programmes to apply psychology within the broad context of the fashion. Carolyn has been published in academic and business journals and is frequently featured in international press and media. Her book, The Psychology of Fashion, part of the Psychology of Everything series, was published by Routledge in March 2018. Carolyn holds a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, MSc Research Methods Psychology and BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology and Computing. In her earlier career she worked as a visual merchandiser, dressmaker, graphic designer and portrait artist.
Dr Mandy Urquhart
University of ChesterShow content
Dr Mandy Urquhart is Deputy Head at the School of Psychology, University of Chester. Mandy teaches at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, leading modules in Developmental Psychology and Family Psychology in Society. Her work with students has been recognised by the University of Chester through their student awards including Most Inspiring Lecturer and Outstanding Academic Support, and nationally by the Psychology PG Teaching Award presented by the Higher Education Academy Psychology network in recognition for the significant impact she has made through her teaching.
Mandy is an academic Developmental Psychologist who has a special interest in culture, infancy, parenting, and the family. Her research interests have primarily focussed on the development of self-awareness in early infancy, but she is presently working on a project which supports mums whom have had children placed in to the care system or are at risk of having their children removed.
As well as teaching and research, Mandy is most passionate about the student experience. Having worked in Recruitment before coming to University, Mandy understands the importance of offering students opportunities to learn, develop, and help them realise their full potential thus allowing them to make the most of their university experience and gain skills and confidence to realise their career ambitions.