News and events


Open seminar: On the brink of madness in Trinidad

28 November 2012

University of Westminster flag

All students are welcome to attend this lunchtime seminar, which is one in a series of Psychology PhD student research seminars.

Date/time: Wednesday 5 December, 1-2pm
Venue: 309 Regent Street, Lecture Theatre 4 (Room 451)
Speakers: David Barron and Dr Kevin Morgan from the Department of Psychology

African-Caribbean people living in the UK have a significantly higher risk for schizophrenia compared to white British people. It has been suggested that this increased risk is linked to stress arising from perceived or experienced societal discrimination and disadvantage. While there has been some research in this area focusing on people who are already ill, there has been little study of currently healthy, but potentially vulnerable people or those with schizotypal traits.

David Barron and Kevin Morgan will be discussing the background and rationale for their research, which they are conducting in both London and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

For further information, please contact Maria Flynn at [email protected]

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

For the media

For the media

Here we hope you find everything you will need to research, write and publish your story or blog post.