O?n Wednesday, 23 November, join the School of Environment, Education and Development for our winter inaugural lectures with Professor Terry Hanley and Professor Sarah Marie Hall from 4.30 - 6.30pm
Our inaugural lectures provide an opportunity for professors newly appointed or appointed during the pandemic to present a fascinating insight into their research and highlight the latest developments in their discipline.
Terry Hanley, Professor of Counselling Psychology
Where technology and therapy meet: some thoughts about the past, present and future
In this lecture Professor Hanley will discuss how the world of therapy has interacted with technological developments during its relatively young lifespan. Despite these worlds historically being slightly mismatched, it is argued that technology has always had a place in developing therapeutic theory and practice. Professor Hanley will consider the way in which online therapy has become commonplace since the pandemic, new technologies (such as the use of artificial intelligence) are starting to be developed in therapeutic work, and, finally, how some new ways of thinking about such work are considered.
Sarah Marie Hall, Professor in Human Geography
This lecture will highlight the social life of austerity—as lived and as having its own life—and how these are connected. Professor Hall will reflect on her research about austerity as part of people’s life-courses and biographies, the legacies of austerity, and personal experiences of having researched in and through times of austerity since her PhD. To close, she will consider current events in the UK, what is set to be yet more austerity for the foreseeable, and the crucial role of feminist economic geography in addressing this.
F?ollowing the lectures, guests will have the opportunity to ask questions to our speakers before being invited to join us for drinks and networking from 6.00 - 6.30pm.
Please register to join us for free via the Eventbrite link provided.