Robert Bendall

Date published: June 20, 2018

Psychology students scoop top research award

Lecturer in Psychology in the School of Health Sciences Robert Bendall is delighted to have secured charitable funding for two of his students to undertake research assistantships over the summer.

The funding has come from the British Psychological Society’s Undergraduate Research Assistantship Scheme. The scheme provides a student stipend at a weekly rate of £200 for a six to eight week project and is designed for high calibre students who show promise as a future researcher and potential academic.

The two lucky students are Michael Heenan and Meera Sonara. Michael has just finished his second year of undergraduate study and Meera has completed her final year.

Meera’s award came from the BPS’s psychobiology section and her project is entitled “Neurocognitive mechanisms underpinning emotional attention.”

Michael’s project will consider “the role of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex during emotion regulation.”

Robert, who applied for the awards on their behalf, said: “There are a great many applicants for this award, which is highly prestigious, so I am thrilled that the work of two of our Salford students has been recognised. Both Michael and Meera are excellent students who have shown a passion for research.”

Both projects will take place in the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory within the Directorate of Psychology & Public Health.

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