School of Psychology


The School of Psychology at Sussex is proud of its long-standing collaborations with a number of partners.

How can our partnerships help you?

  • The School of Psychology has established excellent research partnerships with a range of local, national and international organisations.
  • Together, these organisations help with our cutting edge research.
  • By studying with us, you will gain valuable insights into psychology, which have been shaped by our partners.
  • The school has a number of teaching and research links with the Sussex NHS Partnership Trust, including a partnership to deliver the MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology and Mental Health.
  • You could also meet your potential future employer through the university's placement opportunities.
  • Placement opportunities are handled through the university's Careers and Employment Centre. 
  • Working with our partners ensures that you gain valuable insights from leading experts, and are acquiring the right skills for the sector you want to move into.

Our partnerships include:

Local authorities

Members of the School have worked with several different Local Authorities (including Brighton, Hove, Derby, Bridgend, Camden, and Warwickshire councils) and with the Department for Children, Schools, and Families, to promote emotional well-being and positive social relationships in schools.

Dr Robin Banerjee

Emergency services

There is ongoing collaborative work with the police and other agencies to study crowd behaviour and collective resilience in disasters and major incidents. This includes the running of training courses for relevant professional groups.

Dr John Drury

NHS Trusts

The School of Psychology has a number of teaching and research links with the Sussex NHS Partnership Trust including a partnership agreement to deliver the MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology and Mental Health, and for joint funding of a Clinical Research Fellow and for two clinically-related graduate D.Phil. places.

Prof Graham Davey

Industrial partnerships

Members of the School's Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Group have active and long-standing links with partners in the food and pharmaceutical industry to develop research on appetitive and addictive behaviours.

Prof Martin Yeomans

Kathryn's student perspective

'Psychology is a challenging degree but it is very versatile so as a psychology graduate you are open to many career opportunities. For example, careers including roles in the psychology field, research roles in labs, working for charities, marketing, finance roles or NHS management schemes.At the beginning of my second year I started thinking about what I wanted to do once I had graduated and started researching different roles and jobs, and focused on strengthening my work experience. I did this by talking to older people in employment and seeking work experience placements through the Sussex careers department. At the beginning of the third year I sought further practical advice from the careers department who gave me advice on CV writing and interview practice.'

Kathryn Carter - BSc Psychology