Coming up...


*My latest paper, "Relationships between Fiction Media, Genre, and Empathic Abilities", will appear in Scientific Study of Literature 8.2. Contact me for more info.

*I'll be presenting at the Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities annual conference in Mainz, Germany, in June. 

*I'll be running a workshop on power analysis using SPSS at the SPSS Users meeting in October, York, UK. 

*With the British Psychological Society London & Home Counties Branch I'm running quarterly postgraduate psychologist networking events where postgrads can present work in a supportive environment. I also set up and chair the monthly online Psychology research paper club. Follow @psychpaperclub and join in using the hastag #PsychPaperClub.

For more info on the branch and our initiatives, see the branch website. 


2019 so far...


I presented my research on the effects of immersion in fiction on empathic accuracy at the British Society for Literature and Science conference in April, in Surrey, UK.



2018 in brief...


I had a fantastic time talking about the science of fiction, followed by an improvised show based on my talk by the Free Radicals in October in Reading. Great fun and a packed house. View HERE (warning: the improv contains some rude[ish] bits!)



I was delighted to present my research at the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature biennial conference in Stavanger (July 2018), and to receive the Outstanding Student Paper Award. Huge thanks to the hard-working organisers. And Stavanger treated us to the Tall Ships race and a rather magical view of the lunar eclipse!

I was awarded a Qualtrics Academic Bursary at Qualtrics X4 Europe for my experimental research examining fiction effects on styles of empathy. Presentation of award





In 2018 I became the BPS London and Home Counties rep for PsyPAG and the PsyPAG Alumni Chair. Here's the annual Alumni Newsletter, with info about PsyPAG's 2018 conference, funding and awards opportunities and much much more!

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I study the cognitive processes involved in engaging with fictional worlds, particularly processes related to empathy. Other research intersts include psychopathology, dementia, personality, the self, aesthetics, methods, stats and open science.



My professional portfolio includes psychology in occupational settings, acting, writing, filmmaking, and applied arts and consultancy in dementia care, mental health, education and criminal justice settings. I teach undergraduate and postgraduate quantitative and qualitative research methods, and lecture in personality, social cognition & psychometrics.



I'm an Associate Editor of the Journal of European Psychology Students (find JEPS on Twitter @efpsa_jeps) and I'm standing PsyPAG Alumni Chair (follow or DM @PsyPAGalumni) and BPS London & Home Counties branch PsyPAG rep (find @BPS_LHC on Twitter). If you're a PsyPAG alumnus or a postgraduate psychologist near London, do get in touch!


In the media

Research has featured in: Science DailyPsych CentralHealth Medicine Network

Vita (Greece), Newsbeast (Greece), Kapa News (Greece)

Niestatystyczny (Poland)IFL ScienceEuropolitisWorld NewsIDN Times (India)New Zealand HeraldThe IndependentThe Daily MailThe MetroThe TelegraphRadio JackieMiskin Radio, YourTango, and US News channels CV 33 (Dallas), CBS 13 News (Sacramento), PHL17 (Philadelphia)

Rose Turner CV
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