On 31st May, OSCCI jointly hosted the Making Links workshop, where we showed some of our research findings to teachers and langauge therapists. The day was a huge success and we enjoyed the opportunity to thank those who have helped facilitate our research in the past. References from Louise Atkins and Dorothy Bishop's talk can be found here.
We are happy to announce that Nic and Elena have welcomed into the world a little baby boy called Elliot Thomas Badcock.
We received a message this morning from a very happy Georgina and Ed, and have the pleasure of letting you know that Florence Emilia Holt was born at 5.09am on Sat 30 April, weighing in at 7lb 3oz. Mother and baby are both well, and looking forward to coming home soon.
We say a sad farewell to Nicholas Badcock who is heading back to Australia with his Wife Elena, who is expecting their first child. We wish them every happiness.
We also say a farewell-for-now to Georgina Holt who is also expecting her first child in April. We hope she, and her husband Ed, enjoy every moment, and we look forward to having her back in 2012.
We say farewell to our three graduate students, Bonnie Chow, Simpson Wong, and Peter Collins, who have all successfully completed their theses and gone on to new challenges. We wish them well and look forward to seeing their careers develop in the future.
We would like to welcome Helen Toloui, a third year undergraduate student from St George's University of London, and Cassie Barton, a second year undergraduate student from the University of York, who will be spending 6 weeks with us here at OSCCI working as a summer research assistants.
Dorothy has started a blog! Go to http://deevybee.blogspot.com
A videographer from the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE) came to film our Doppler technique in action. The video is available at http://www.jove.com/details.php?id=2161.
A big congratulations to Nic and Elena, who got married on 23rd January 2010 in Perth, Australia.
Having worked as OSCCI's Research Co-ordinator for the past four years, Noel Orpen is now leaving us to enjoy her retirement.
Congratulations to Pascale and Carlos, who got married in Brazil on 22nd December 2009.
A big congratulations to Julie and Ting, who got married on 17th October 2009 in Taiwan.
We say farewell to Dr Margriet Groen who is moving back to the Netherlands to continue her research at the University of Nijmegen.
We welcome Anneka Holden, who has joined OSCCI as a Graduate Research Assistant following the completion of an MSc in Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology at the Institute of Child Health, UCL.
MAKING LINKS 2009. Our yearly Teachers Day was held this July at St John’s College. The day was a success, with guest speakers including Fiona Duff from the University of York, as well as talks by Nicholas Badcock and Julie Hsu from OSCCI.
We have recently been joined by Dr Pascale Engel, who has spent the last three years at the Working Memory lab in York. This freshly baked ‘Doctor’ has been awarded funding from the ESRC to engage in a one-year long postdoctoral research fellow position here at OSCCI. This funding is designed to provide early career researchers with the opportunity to disseminate their PhD findings, acquire new skills and establish new research links.
We wish Dr Andrew Whitehouse farewell, as he is leaving OSCCI to return to Australia to work at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.
Since 2005 we have had a mobile testing unit in which we do psychometric testing and double ERPs.
We are very proud of our "lab" and hope you like the look of it too!