Professor David Shum and Associate Professor David Neumann from the Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University visited Institute of Psychology
Professor David Shum and Associate Professor David Neumann from the Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, visited Dr. Raymond Chan’s Neuropsychology and Applied Cognitive Neuroscience (NACN) Laboratory, Key Laboratory of Mental Health during May 18th – 22nd 2011. The main purpose for this visit was to further facilitate and strengthen the established collaboration with the Institute of Psychology. In particular, Prof. Shum would like to commence more concrete and long-term work on mental health research.
Professor David Shum is the Deputy Director of the Griffith Health Institute and the Director of the Behavioural Basis of Health Research Program. He was also the founding Director of Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Research Centre (established 2003) at Griffith University. He has more than 20 years of experience in studying the effects of brain injury on human cognition. A/Prof. David Neumann is a cognitive psychophysiologist specialised in emotion, attention, and social cognition.
During this visit, Prof. David Shum, A/Prof. David Neumann, and Dr. Chan’s team commenced a rigorous discussion on their common research projects for further collaborative potential. Moreover, A/Prof. David Neumann presented a seminar entitled “Empathy: Psychophysiology correlates and the effects of relatedness to the target.” at Dr Chan’s laboratory.
Prof. Shum, A/Prof. Neumann and Dr. Chan all agreed that the visit was a great experience and success. They have identified a number of directions for joint research between the two research teams. Furthermore, they believe that this visit will extend and strengthen the rapidly growing collaboration between Griffith University and NACN Lab on mental health research.
Dr. Neumann is presenting his findings on trait empathy.
A photo for Prof. Shum, Dr. Neumann, and Dr. Chan’s team