Veronica Diveica

Hello! I’m Veronica, an ESRC DTP student at Bangor University, Wales. 

I am intrigued by the complexity of the human brain and the ability of the neuronal microscopic cells to coordinate in such harmony that intricate behaviours and mental processes are generated. I am particularly fascinated by our ability to use stored knowledge about the world to generate context-appropriate behaviours (i.e. semantic cognition). In my PhD, I employ cognitive neuroscience techniques to investigate how the human brain regulates the processing of social information, allowing the generation of what is arguably the most complex meaning-driven behaviour, namely social behaviour. I am also very passionate about teaching – I have been an academic writing mentor for the Study Skills Centre at Bangor University for almost 3 years and I am currently also working as a graduate instructor on an undergraduate Research Methods and Statistics module.

I am very excited to represent postgraduate students in the BPS DART-P and, in this role, I hope to:

  • aid communication with and between postgraduates;
  • support postgraduates to access relevant opportunities, including networking and training opportunities;
  • promote a healthy postgraduate environment with plenty of social support networks and proper self-care education to combat the potential feelings of isolation that can arise during postgraduate study.

For any suggestions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at psuda2@bangor.ac.uk or twitter @DiveicaV. I look forward to hearing from as many of you as possible!

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