Psychology Research

Working in an inclusive and vibrant research environment, we are committed to conducting high quality, internationally recognised research.

Our staff have a diverse range of research interests, from the neuropsychology of perception and action, to influences of facial attractiveness on mate choice. Our collaborative networks extend both nationally and internationally, with many of our academic staff and students conducting interdisciplinary research and working closely with the public service and industry.

We utilise a broad range of facilities, allowing us to use and develop a variety of research methods with a number of different research populations.

Our staff work across three research groups, each a thriving community hosting a regular programme of meeting.

Behaviour and Evolution Research Group

Members of the Behaviour and Evolution Research Group use evolutionary principles to guide our research on behaviour, welfare communication and cognition in a wide range of species.

Centre for Health & Behaviour Change

There is a thriving, internationally recognised health psychology research group in Psychology. Our mission is to develop and apply psychological theory and methods to health and social behaviours.

Cognition in Complex Environments

The Cognition in Complex Environments Group focus is on the scientific study of mind and brain in adults and children and has three research areas.