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Psychology students work with host of ‘What Makes A Murderer’

Date Posted: 21/01/2020 | Posted In: Latest news

Over 250 A Level Psychology students from QE have attended an inspiring lecture by Professor Adrian Raine, host of the recent Channel 4 series, ‘What Makes a Murderer’. Darlington born Professor Raine, whose popular programme uses ground-breaking psychological investigations to determine whether convicted murderers had control over their actions, spoke about his career as a world renowned neurocriminologist and how he became a leading figure in the research of the cognitive functions of violent criminals. Students were then able to discuss Professor Raine’s work in more detail through an interactive session, providing them with the opportunity to obtain valuable information from one of the key researchers in their A Level Psychology course. Josh Cela, second year student at QE, comments: ‘The event was very insightful and informative, and links well to the syllabus for our upcoming A Level exams’. Ed Nolan, teacher of Psychology, concludes: ‘We were honoured to welcome Professor Raine to the College and our students have really benefitted from his presentation. It was fascinating to hear how he went from growing up on Abbey Road in Darlington to being a key component of our A Level Psychology specification’.