News

01/11/21

Sarita was a guest here on the PhD Life Raft podcast, discussing how to look after your mental health while working on a PhD.

31/10/21

Sarita appeared on the Mirror UK newspaper website in an article about prepping here.

30/10/21

Sarita’s comments on the use of music to combat SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) during winter were printed in The I newspaper and online here.

20/10/21

Sarita appeared in the Metro newspaper here in an article about prepping.

25/09/21

Sarita was quoted in the Times newspaper in an article about the health benefits of being outside here.

05/09/21

Sarita appeared in the Observer newspaper in an article about survival responses here .

28/08/21

Sarita appeared on the Tough Girl podcast talking about how to survive in disaster situations here .

22/07/21

Sarita was quoted in an article in the Telegraph here and on Msn here about the reasons for unusual travel behaviour.

21/06/21

Sarita contributed to an article on the Raconteur website about how to reset your body clock – https://www.raconteur.net/healthcare/learning-how-to-hack-your-own-body-clock/  .

03/06/21

Sarita contributed to the Alone Together survival podcast. The podcast can be downloaded here –

01/04/21

Sarita was quoted in  the Independent newspaper here, in an article about Stress Awareness Month.

16/12/20

National Geographic published an article here on prepping by Tom Ward, with extensive quotes from Sarita.

15/12/20

Sarita gave an interview to BBC Radio Scotland on the psychology of prepping.

06/11/20

Sarita’s guest blog on the launch of PREPPERS:THE GAME for the Amazon Alexa was published here on Tim Casson’s website.

03/11/20

Sarita was quoted in the Times newspaper in an article about lockdown fatigue.

25/10/20

Sarita was interviewed here by CNN on how to avoid the winter blues, especially during lockdown.

30/09/2020

Sarita appeared on BBC radio WM to talk about the ongoing psychological effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

24/08/2020

Sarita’s advice on returning to work after furlough has been quoted on the TalkTalk website here and by the Belfast Telegraph here .

01/08/2020

Sarita is pleased to announce that she has been promoted to the position of Deputy Head of the School of Psychology and Computer Science at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.

28/07/2020

Sarita was quoted in the Metro UK newspaper about social guilt during the coronavirus pandemic here .

22/05/2020

Sarita was quoted in the Guardian UK newspaper about human behaviour during the coronavirus pandemic here .

15/05/2020

Sarita was quoted in the Independent UK newspaper about anxiety during the coronavirus epidemic here.

05/05/2020

Sarita was quoted in an article for Oprah magazine about loneliness during self-isolation.

02/05/2020

Sarita’s article for theconversation.com from 06/04/2020 was re-published in the Lancashire Evening Post .

22/04/2020

Sarita was quoted in an article for Elemental magazine – https://elemental.medium.com/what-survival-experts-say-about-quarantine-baking.

18/04/2020

Sarita was quoted several times in an article for the Guardian newspaper which is available at  https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/apr/18/campus-lockdown-how-to-cope-alone-in-university-halls .

17/04/2020

Sarita’s interview for @shrinkrapradio is now available at tinyurl.com/y9zoghva .

15/04/2020

Sarita gave interviews to the Guardian newspaper, Oprah magazine, and Elemental.medium.com lifestyle website on the coronavirus pandemic.

09/04/2020

Sarita appeared on BBC Radio West Midlands talking about how to keep mentally and physically fit during the pandemic lockdown.

06/04/2020

Sarita’s article for theconversation.com on how to avoid tiredness during the coronavirus lockdown was published here .

28/03/2020

Sarita appeared on BBC Radio Scotland talking about the coronavirus pandemic and how to cope with self-isolation.

24/03/2020

Sarita was interviewed for French TV breakfast news channel France24 about the mental health problems coronavirus isolation can cause, and how to counteract them.

16/03/2020

Sarita’s article for theconversation.com on how to avoid ‘cabin fever’ during the coronavirus crisis was published here.

07/03/2020

Sarita attended an International Women’s Day 2020 event at Blackpool Sixth Form College.

05/03/2020

Book launch event at The Harris Museum, Preston for Unmasked:The Science of Superheroes . Sarita gave a brief talk on her chapter and the people who had inspired her to pursue her science career. The event was attended by all the authors and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Central Lancashire.

26/02/2020

Book launch!

Publication day for Unmasked:The Science of Superheroes, to which Sarita has contributed the chapter on the psychology of superheroes (and features on the cover in her superhero guise). Available at all good bookshops now.

WHSmith: https://tinyurl.com/tctcqld
Forbidden Planet: https://tinyurl.com/ubr4dn2

13-15/01/2020

Sarita attended the 9th International Conference on Building Resilience – ICBR-09 in Nusa Dua, Bali.

01/01/2020

Sarita’s interview on prepping for disasters was included in an article for the Metro newspaper here  https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/01/how-to-survive-the-apocalypse-according-to-british-preppers-11971714/

13/11/2019

Sarita gave an interview on prepping for disasters, which was featured here  https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/2019/12/9001703/preppers-checklist-uk-supplies and here https://uk.style.yahoo.com/endgame-why-woman-prepped-absolute-060003456.html .

26/11/2019

Sarita appeared on the Channel 4 TV show Jobs From Hell – Caught On Camera on 26/11/2019 as an advising psychologist.

11th-13th October 2019

Sarita gave a pechakucha talk at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival to publicise her upcoming book “The  Science of Superheroes”.

4th October 2019

Sarita appeared at the Wilderness 2019 event at Beaudesert Outdoor Activity centre, Cannock Wood, Rugeley, Staffordshire
WS15 4JJ on 4-6 October 2019. She gave a talk and ran escape room challenges.

18/09/2019

Sarita appeared on Dave TV on 18/09/2019 as a survival expert on the TV show Comedians Giving Lectures. She judged Nish Kumar’s lecture ’10 Ways the World Could End’.

01/08/2019

Sarita appeared on the Channel 4 TV show Homes From Hell – Caught On Camera on 01/08/2019 as an advising psychologist.

24/07/2019

Sarita appeared on the Channel 4 TV show Holidays From Hell – Caught On Camera on 24/07/2019 as an advising psychologist.

04/07/2019

Sarita was quoted in the Times newspaper about the effect of excessive screen time on quality of sleep. The article is also available on  https://www.raconteur.net/healthcare/blue-light-sleep

03/06/2019

Sarita recorded an interview with ITV news for an item about the missing UK climbers on Nanda Devi in the Himalayas .

30/5/2019

Sarita took part in the recording of a new TV show for the Dave TV channel to be shown later this year.

24/05/2019 to 26/05/2019

Sarita appeared at the National Bushcraft Show,

Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes
Rosliston
Derbyshire
DE12 8HZ

where she gave talks on ‘Child Survivors’ and ‘Bushcraft and Wellbeing’.

16/05/2019

Sarita appeared on the Channel 4 TV show Roads From Hell – Caught On Camera on 16/05/2019 as an advising psychologist.

14/03/2019

Sarita gave a talk on the science of survival at the Bradford Science Museum Lates event.

04/01/2019

Sarita’s article on the effects of social isolation for theconversation.com was published here.

13/12/2018

Sarita’s exam revision tips were quoted in The Guardian newspaper.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/dec/07/revision-tips-how-to-avoid-a-meltdown-in-the-exam-hall

16/11/2018

Sarita presented a talk (An investigation into the impact of individual differences on immersive learning environment preparedness training) at The 8th International Conference on Building Resilience (ICBR) at the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

12/10/2018

Sarita appeared as team captain for the DC team on the ‘Marvel Vs DC’ panel at the 6th Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal.

06-07/10/2018

Sarita gave a talk on ‘How to survive the Zombie Apocalypse’ to over 200 people at the Wilderness 2018 event at Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre, Staffordshire, and also presented survival workshops and bushtucker challenges.

07/09/2018

Sarita was very pleased to be promoted to the position of Principal Lecturer in psychology at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.

31/08/2018

Sarita gave a talk on the psychological benefits of outdoor activities for the Myplace organisation at Brockholes Nature reserve, Preston.

30/08/18

Sarita appeared on the Channel 4 TV show Flights From Hell 2 – Caught On Camera on 30/08/2018 as an advising psychologist.

21/08/18

Sarita appeared on BBC News and Sky News discussing how a British woman had survived 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea after falling from a cruise liner.

12/07/2018

Sarita appeared on the Channel 4 TV show Holidays From Hell Caught On Camera on 12/07/2018 as an advising psychologist.

11/07/2018

Sarita appeared on BBC Breakfast TV to discuss the successful rescue of the Thai schoolboys from the Tham Luang cave.

She also gave a radio interview with LBC (London) on the same subject.

09/07/2018

During the rescue of the 12 schoolboys from the Tham Luang cave in Thailand Sarita was contacted by the international media for her comments on their chances of survival.

Her article for theconversation.com about this appears here.

She appeared on TV news on BBC News channel (twice), Sky News (UK), News Asia, ABC News (Australia), CBC News (Canada), Global News (Canada), and Al-Jazeera Newshour.

She spoke on many radio shows including BBC World Service Newshour, BBC Radio 4 – The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4 – World At One, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Lancashire, BBC Radio Cumbria, BBC Radio Stoke, Radio 5 Live.

22/05/2018

Sarita appeared on the Channel 4 TV show Trains From Hell Caught On Camera as an advising psychologist.

17/05/2018

Sarita appeared on the Channel 4 TV show Cruises From Hell Caught On Camera as an advising psychologist.