Bu Research Chronicle Research Grant to develop trans-national partnerships for Cyberpsychology education and research

Grant to develop trans-national partnerships for Cyberpsychology education and research

I was delighted to be awarded a FIF Staff Networking and Mobility grant to develop international links with staff and students in Canada, Australia and Malta in the three areas of e-learning, employability and Cyberpsychology. During the visits I will set-up cross-University online discussions, for students to discuss how psychology theory and methods can be used to understand online behaviour. This will not only develop students’ global awareness and key technological skills, but the activity will also generate research data to inform cross-cultural understanding of online phenomena. Also during the visits, I’m looking forward to learning more about the work of Australian academics into the concept of ‘Psychological literacy’ to bring this into my own employability teaching. Finally, I have been invited to disseminate my own work on psychology teaching and learning through guest talks and staff workshops at each University and I will also be coordinating a Symposium during the International Conference on Teaching of Psychology in Vancouver. A longer term aim is to develop links with these universities to explore psychology student placements. This is going to be a busy 6 months;-)