Research Tuesdays

Research Tuesdays

A public lecture series from The University of Adelaide

From tackling Meningococcal B to finding energy solutions for the future, our discoveries make a difference to people's lives across the world.

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Psychopathy’s upside

Did you know psychopathic traits can drive success? You may even possess a range of them yourself.

This June, our world-renowned psychology researchers will speak to the nuances of psychopathy, optimism and pessimism—challenging the many misconceptions out there and sharing insights to improve professional performance. Join us in deconstructing psychology stereotypes at this captivating event.

Date: Tuesday, 13 June

Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm (ACST)

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The presenters: Kevin Dutton and Professor Elaine Fox

Kevin Dutton is Australia’s first Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. Before this ground-breaking appointment, Dutton spent two decades as a research scientist at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. He is a bestselling author, notably recognised for his book The Wisdom of Psychopaths - Lessons in Life from Saints, Spies & Serial Killers. Dutton also co-hosts the podcast Psycho Schizo Espresso with Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson.

Professor Elaine Fox is Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. She was previously Professor of Psychology and Affective Science at Oxford University, where she founded the Oxford Centre for Emotion and Affective Neuroscience (OCEAN). Fox is also a bestselling author, having penned Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain: The New Science of Optimism and Pessimism, among other works. 

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Previous events


Unlocking property insights

The Australian property market dominates the national conversation, with speculation rife about house prices rising and the influence of interest rates.

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 Hear how University of Adelaide researchers are mapping the benefits of music therapy in Australia—and helping hospital patients face uncertainty in a post-COVID world.

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With the ever-advancing spectre that is climate change, reducing harm caused by climate-driven disasters will take greater community action and increased collaboration between government, researchers, and industry. 

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