Psychology Professor Galina Paramei delivered a series of lectures during a recent Erasmus exchange trip to l'Université Catholique de Lille.
The exchange was arranged under the Teaching Mobility Scheme established between the Departments of Psychology at both institutions.
Professor Paramei delivered three lectures on the Bilingual Mind, Research Methods: Experimental Design in Psychological Studies and the Bilingual Mind and Brain.
She said: “The highlight of my teaching experience was the high attendance rate and the genuine interest and engagement of the students. In particular, my Research Methods lecture that took place between 8-10 am, was attended by almost all students of the first year – despite the early hour. Also, I was told that many of the students are not very proficient in English, but their attention during the two hours was exceptional.”
As well as delivering teaching sessions, Professor Paramei used the trip to familiarise herself with the Lille Psychology Department’s curriculum and explored the academic research specialisms for potential future collaborations.
Speaking about the partnership between Liverpool Hope and Lille, Professor Paramei said: “The Department in Lille has expertise in Work Psychology, which - in teaching - could complement/be included in our curriculum in Applied Psychology. In research, I could envisage a collaboration between Dr Schoenenberger, who predominantly pursues qualitative research, with a new member of Hope’s Psychology team Dr Kim Gordon.
“Another potentially promising link is in Clinical Neuropsychology, with Dr Bruno Lenne, a neuropsychologist who uses EEG, works in a neurological hospital, and whose research interests are in clinical studies, including multiple sclerosis and addiction.”
Liverpool Hope University and l’Université Catholique de Lille recently signed a strategic roadmap detailing plans for collaboration around research, teaching, and development of joint degree programmes over the next three years and beyond.
Central to the strategic alliance is the development of a Pan–European Institute, which aims to provide a framework for cross-disciplinary research projects, publications, joint masters degrees and co-supervision of PhD students.