Final year doctoral trainee takes part in inaugural harris manchester college symposium

OXICPT Final Year Doctoral Clinical Psychology Trainee Jessica Bird took part in the inaugural MCR/SCR symposium at Harris Manchester College on Tuesday 22nd March. Jess presented  her current doctoral research into psychological risk factors for the development of paranoia in adolescents to an audience of academic staff and students at the college. She also spoke about the broader research to develop targeted psychological interventions for hallucinations and delusions that is being carried out by the Oxford Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis (O-CAP) Group. Other symposium participants presented on a diverse range of topics including enhancing performance of turbine aircraft engines and the interaction of text and symbols in digital age communication. It is anticipated that the MCR/SCR symposium will become an annual event at which staff and post-graduate students from wide range of disciplines can discuss their current work and share ideas.