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LOUPS Pub Social - Hidden CSI effect ?

7th March 2018, George IV Pub, Aldwych
LOUPS Social Event
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'Hidden CSI effect ? Face mapping: a cause of identity mis-identification'

A talk by Dr. Monika McNeill, 7th March 2018, from 6pm (Talk begins at 7pm).

This social event combines a talk and social drinks where you can meet other Open University Psychology students in the London Region both before and after the talk.

Recognising a friend’s or a family member’s face is pretty easy. Most of us also think that we’re reasonably OK when recognising faces in general. It turns out there is plenty of evidence that we are very poor when it comes to identifying unfamiliar people. How does the criminal justice system deal with it? With the rise of DNA testing we now know that incorrect face identification is accountable for about 75% of wrongful convictions. What happens when there is not enough evidence to match a perpetrator with a suspect and do the available techniques of face mapping really work?

We are delighted to have Dr Monika McNeill giving this talk. Monika is a lecturer in Psychology with nearly 20 years of experience; currently based at Glasgow Caledonian University, where she is a module leader and a popular lecturer in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology. Monika also contributes to a number of other modules, e.g. Applied Psychology, Physiology of Behaviour, Research Methods, Health Psychology and Forensic Psychology. She has nine years of experience working as an applied psychologist, providing therapeutic interventions and developing psychological programmes for young adults and children with high functioning autism (Asperger Syndrome). Monika currently teaches DE200 as an Associate Lecturer with the OU, and also tutors on the OUPS DE100 Consolidation Weekend. 

This is a great opportunity to socialise with other OU psychology students in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

A flier for the event will be available soon.

Please note that this event is limited to 45 attendees and usually sells out. We can't guarantee entry on the night, so book now to secure your place !


Tickets cost £10 in advance or £12 on the door*.

Cost includes a glass of wine/beer or soft drink before the talk (up until 7pm).

*subject to availability as numbers are limited to 45 attendees. Please check availability on the day.


George IV
The Beaver's Retreat (upstairs bar of the George IV pub),
30 Portugal St.,
London WC2A 2HF.


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Travel and directions

The George IV is owned by the London School of Economics, and is near their main buildings. Directions can be found here.

The nearest tube station is Holborn and the venue is about 5 minutes walk from there.