Inaugural and Special Lectures

All new professors, whether they have been internally promoted or appointed externally, are given the opportunity to give an inaugural lecture. The Department's Inaugural Lecture series provides an opportunity to celebrate these achievements with each lecture representing a significant milestone in an academic's career. 

Our Special Lectures and events enable us to celebrate the successes and achievements of our long-standing members of staff by way of a valedictory lecture.

The normal format is for a lecture of approximately an hour, followed by a celebratory wine reception

Lectures are open to all University staff and students as well as to members of the public. Please see below for upcoming lectures and for details of how to obtain a ticket

Upcoming Lectures and Events



Inaugural Lecture:

Wednesday 3rd May at 5.30pm - Room F.04, Cathedral Court

Professor Richard Rowe

"Causes and outcomes of antisocial behaviour in young people"

Antisocial behaviour in young people has associations with a wide range of negative outcomes for both victims and perpetrators across the short and long term. Antisocial behaviour may take many different forms including temper tantrums, fighting, stealing and lying. A key research challenge is to identify meaningful underlying subtypes. This lecture discusses work addressing the clinical criteria for the diagnosis of disruptive behavioural disorders, including the definition of Oppositional Defiant Disorder and the role of callousness in the formulation of Conduct Disorder. Understanding the underlying causes of these disorders is crucial so that they can be targeted by intervention. This lecture discusses genetic and environmental risk factors including family social status. We also need to identify the outcomes of different forms of antisocial behaviour so the most serious forms can be prioritised for intervention. Social functioning and physical health outcomes of antisocial behaviour are addressed here with a focus on road traffic crash involvement.

Professor of Psychology, Richard Rowe joined the Department of Psychology in January 2006.