About the speakers

We have nine speakers at the eMind conference: please see below for a short biography and link to their external pages.

Professor David Daley is Neurodevelopmental theme lead for MindTech (http://www.mindtech.org.uk/) and Professor of Psychological Intervention and Behaviour change at the University of Nottingham. He will be speaking about digital health and neurodevelopmental disorders. 

Professor Peter Smith is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the Unit for School and Family Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His research area includes social development and cyber-bullying, and he will be speaking about the nature of cyberbullying and what we can do about it.

Dr Nicola Yuill is a senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sussex. Her research interests include how technology can be used to understand and support children working and playing together, at school and at home, in typical and atypical development, with peers, with parents and with teachers, and she will be speaking about how technology can facilitate interaction rather than isolating children. Research from her lab is discussed in the article Supertask me: is the digital world turning kids into junkies or making them smarter?

Dr Lila Kossyvaki is a research fellow in the School of Education, University of Birmingham, and has a strong interest in school and home-based interventions to promote social communication in children with autism and learning difficulties. She will be talking about her research with Dr Karen Guldberg, entitled SHARE-IT: School-Home Autism Research Environment though Intelligent Technologies. 

Dr Ruth Reed is from Oxford Health NHS and her interests include why some children develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health conditions as a result of traumatic events. She will be speaking about whether modern technologies help or harm the process of recovering from traumatic events in young people.  

Rachel Harrad is a PhD student at the University of Wolverhampton, whose interests include social comparison processes and how these are impacted by spending time in online environments. SHe will be speaking about self evaluation and the impact of Facebook.

Brandon Ashinoff is a PhD student at the University of Birmingham, whose interests include attention and ADHD.  He will be speaking about the impact of video games on cognition and behaviour in young people.


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