Dr John Song

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort, University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 257 7846

E: jsong@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/hls

 

Publications and outputs 

  • Thermal properties of coal during low temperature oxidation using a grey correlation method
    Thermal properties of coal during low temperature oxidation using a grey correlation method Tian, Yuan; Ren, S.J.; Wang, C.P.; Xiao, Y.; Deng, J.; Song, J.J.; Cheng, X.J.; Sun, G.F. The low temperature oxidation of coal is a contradictory and unified dynamic process of coexisting mass and heat transfer. The thermophysical properties are crucial during coal spontaneous combustion. In the current paper, the variations of moisture, ash, volatiles, fixed carbon and thermophysical properties (thermal diffusivity, specific heat and thermal conductivity) of three coal samples from 30 °C to 300 °C were studied, and their grey correlation was analyzed. The results indicated that with the increase of temperature, the free moisture of Coals A and B decreased first but then increased, while the free moisture of Coal C kept decreasing without a later increase. The variation of surface moisture was consistent with that of free moisture. The trend of volatiles and fixed carbon was completely the opposite, showing a significant negative correlation. Ash was less affected by temperature. Along with the rise of temperature, the thermal diffusivity of three coal samples decreased first but later increased, and the specific heat was always in a state of increasing. The change in thermal conductivity was mainly affected by specific heat. By calculating the gray correlation degree, the major factors affecting the thermophysical properties were obtained. The file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.
  • An Introduction to Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence
    An Introduction to Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence Haslam, Nick; Smillie, Luke; Song, J.
  • Personality psychology: Domains of knowledge about human nature
    Personality psychology: Domains of knowledge about human nature Larsen, Randy; Buss, David; Wismeijer, Andreas; Song, J.
  • Issues in developing grammatical assessment tools in Chinese and Malay for Speech and Language Therapy
    Issues in developing grammatical assessment tools in Chinese and Malay for Speech and Language Therapy Jin, Lixian; Razak, Rogayah; Wright, Jannet A.; Song, J. Speech and Language Therapy
  • Exploring the relationship between intelligence, creativity, inspection time, and inhibition
    Exploring the relationship between intelligence, creativity, inspection time, and inhibition Song, J.; Chetwynd, J.
  • Knowing the knowing: Exploring the relationship between metacognition and intelligence
    Knowing the knowing: Exploring the relationship between metacognition and intelligence Song, J.
  • Mosquito bite avoidance attitudes and behaviours on travellers at risk of malaria
    Mosquito bite avoidance attitudes and behaviours on travellers at risk of malaria Goodyer, Larry; Song, J. Mosquito bite prevention is an important strategy to reduce the risk of contracting malaria and advice on the methods available should be offered in pre travel consultations. This study examines the attitudes of a cohort of UK travelers to the various bite avoidance strategies and the extent to which they are practiced when visiting malaria endemic areas. This was a retrospective cohort study of United Kingdom travelers over 18 years of age returning from malaria endemic areas. Those who agreed to participate were emailed a Web based questionnaire on their return to the UK. The questionnaire consisted of items relating to attitudes to bite avoidance measures and malaria and the use of bite avoidance measures whilst away. 132 travelers completed the questionnaire representing a 51% response rate. Frequent use of repellents (69%) was higher than covering the arms (49%) and legs (56%), or using insecticide vaporisers (16%), sprays (24%) and bed nets (32%). Those under the age of 30 tended to use bite avoidance less frequently. Gender, purpose and duration of travel were also found to influence the use of particular measures. A reliable 17 point attitude to bite avoidance questionnaire (Cronbach’s alpha=0.70) was constructed and a sub scale score indicated that attitudes influenced the use of repellents. The use of measures to avoid mosquito bites on retiring and covering arms and legs needs to be further emphasised to travelers. The attitude scales described could be a useful tool in practice and research into this area
  • Intelligence
    Intelligence Song, J.
  • Developing undergraduate students’ skills in qualitative data analysis through the exploration of on-line Hajj diaries.
    Developing undergraduate students’ skills in qualitative data analysis through the exploration of on-line Hajj diaries. Williamson, I. R.; Song, J.; Lyttle, Steven
  • Examining brain-cognition effects of Ginkgo Biloba extract: Brain activation in the left temporal and left prefrontal cortex in an object working memory task,
    Examining brain-cognition effects of Ginkgo Biloba extract: Brain activation in the left temporal and left prefrontal cortex in an object working memory task, Silberstein, R. B.; Pipingas, A.; Song, J.; Camfield, D. A.; Natham, P. J.; Stough, C.

Research interests/expertise

  • Individual differences in intelligence
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Creativity
  • Morningness.

Areas of teaching

  • Individual Differences including Personality
  • Research Methods
  • Psychometrics

Qualifications

PhD

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Graduate member of the British Psychological Society.
  • Affiliate member of the Division for Teachers and Researchers in Psychology, British Psychological Society.
  • Member of International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID).
  • Member of International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR).

Professional licences and certificates

Registered psychologist with Psychology Board of Australia

Conference attendance

  • Asia-Pacific Conference of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Date: 3-4 May 2010 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Measuring Malay (and Chinese) syntactic development in Malaysian children. Author: John Song (Invited Speaker). Attendance funded by: Prime Minister Initiative (PMI) 2 Connect – Research Co-operation Award
  • Associated research grant: Prime Minister Initiative (PMI) 2 Connect – Research Co-operation Award

Externally funded research grants information

Researching Syntactic Development for Malay and Chinese Children in Malaysia & Constructing Syntactic Assessment Tools for Speech & Language Therapy. Funding agency: British Council

Prime Minister Initiative (PMI) 2 Connect – Research Co-operation Award. Start date: June 2008 End date: May 2010. Team member Collaborators: Professor Jannet Wright (DMU), Associate Professor Rogayah Razak (National University of Malaysia)

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