Research

We’ve been pushing the boundaries of biological, developmental, clinical, cognitive and social psychology since the 1960s. We were ranked in the top 10 Psychology Schools in the UK according to REF 2014.

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With a team of 70+ academics, we're one of the largest research-intensive psychology Schools in the UK. We have notable strengths in areas as diverse as addiction, mammalian communication, ageing and dementia, child development, cognitive and behavioural neuroscience, consciousness, health psychology, memory and attention, mental health and resilience, self-affirmation, synaesthesia, acculturation, crowd behaviour, and visual perception. 91% of our research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Explore the four research groups that make up the School of Psychology and see what our people are working on to make an impact:


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Research environment

Research is an integral part of the School of Psychology. From PhD students to staff, we aim to further the understanding of the mind and human behaviour without losing sight of the practical applications of our work. Find out more... 


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