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PPLS Review of 2021

Happy New Year from the School of PPLS!

Leverhulme success for Professor Nik Gisborne

Professor Nik Gisborne, who holds a Personal Chair in Linguistics, has been awarded a grant from the Leverhulme Trust for his research project on simple grammars, relative clauses and language change.

Painting by Psychology student, depicting Myanmar symbol of resistance, longlisted for the Scottish Portrait Awards 2021

May the Revolution Succeed - painting
Congratulations to fourth-year Psychology student, Shwe Yin Aye, whose painting, 'May the Revolution Succeed’, was longlisted for the Scottish Portrait Awards 2021 and is now hanging in the department.

Dr Lauren Hall-Lew awarded Principal’s Medal for exceptional service

Lauren Hall-Lew
Lauren, a Reader in Linguistics, is recognised for her exceptional service to the University’s goals of promoting a diverse and inclusive community.

Robert Logie elected 51st Bartlett Lecturer

Psychology professor awarded lectureship for lifetime contributions to Experimental Psychology

Arts in Tongues project picks up award

Bilingualism Matters - Arts in Tongues
A project aiming to inspire local Edinburgh communities to connect with languages has won the Collaboration Award at the recent Creative Edinburgh Awards.

Philosophy professor secures £690k to lead on new research project

Shannon Vallor - Technomoral Futures
Professor Shannon Vallor to be principal investigator on a UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme: Responsibility Grant, funded by ESPRC

Festival aims to up Gaelic’s profile in Capital

Ceilidh Night at the 2019 Gaelic Festival
Experts whose research highlights the benefits of speaking more than one language are to launch Edinburgh’s annual Gaelic Festival.

RSE Research Award to fund a workshop on Specific Learning Disorders in Scotland

Edinburgh and St Andrews researchers awarded new RSE Research Workshop Grant for Scottish study

Research festival spotlights pressing issues

The secrets to long lasting relationships, discussions around diet choices, and the environmental benefits of seaweed are among the topics to be explored at a major research showcase.