Posted on December 16, 2018

Doha College recently hosted a two-day conference that explored the neuroscience behind psychopathy. Students participated in career workshops in forensic psychology, crime scene investigation, prisoner rehabilitation psychology, sports psychology and elite performance psychology i.e. for world class musicians. The conference was aimed at providing students with a unique opportunity to be exposed to the career possibilities stemming from psychology, sociology and other social sciences.

The conference was graced with the contribution of keynote speaker Professor James Fallon, who researched many areas of psychology, biology and neuroscience, and whose research into adult stem cells was nominated for a Nobel Prize. His TED talks have been watched by millions and he has appeared on the popular US television show ‘Criminal Minds’ as himself.

The conference saw student participation from the American School of Doha, American Community School, Al Maha Academy, Al Jazeera Academy, Compass School, Park House English School and of course, Doha College. Martyn Stewart, head of psychology at Doha College, chartered psychologist and published author of many works in the field, said about the conference: “Qatar is always setting worldwide trends and firsts for innovation. The ASPIRE Psychology Conference aimed to shape the future positively and productively with speakers and educators who bring ideas to life. It highlighted the international flavour of the community and inspired students’ future career thoughts.”