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Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The School of Psychology's research is organised around 4 research clusters that reflect the expertise and interests of current staff and contemporary themes in Psychological Science. 

Staff engage in a variety of innovative and pioneering research projects.  Staff may contribute to more than one cluster and a key feature of our research programme is the  leadership the School provides in multi-disciplinary collaborations that address key questions in Psychology.  These collaborations across clusters, different Schools within the University, and colleagues from other Universities produce ground breaking research that furthers psychological knowledge and engenders a spirit of enquiry into Psychology from the most junior undergraduate to the most senior professor.

Our research is supported by state of the art laboratories and equipment which include: a driving simulator; 128 channel EEG systems; a VR system and whole body motion capture; eye movement tracking systems; transmagnetic stimulation; and a comprehensive test collection.  A mobile testing laboratory brings the ‘lab’ to Schools and promotes our research programme studying children.

Our pursuit of cutting edge psychological research results in internationally influential research and informs policy and practice and national and local levels. Opportunities abound for psychology to address questions of fundamental importance to uncovering the mysteries of the mind and key issues of contemporary relevance to Society.  Research undertaken by the School today will undoubtedly influence the future of the discipline and Society.

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Northern Ireland Medicine & Life Sciences
Psychology Medicine & Life Sciences
Aptitude Medicine & Life Sciences
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
Emotions Medicine & Life Sciences
Anxiety Medicine & Life Sciences
Wounds and Injuries Medicine & Life Sciences

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Juliana Abboud

Person: Doctor of Philosophy

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Pauline Adair

Person: Academic

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Bronagh Allison

Person: Doctor of Philosophy


Projects 2005 2018

Research Output 1978 2020


Edwards, K., Vowles, K. & Witkiewitz, K., 2020, Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Zeigler-Hill, V. & Shackelford, T. K. (eds.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Chronic Pain

Acute and chronic pain

McEntee, M. L., Pielech, M. & Vowles, K. E., 2019, Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Zeigler-Hill, V. & Shackelford, T. K. (eds.). Living Edition ed.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Advanced Research Center Distinguished Visiting Fellowship from

Gulseli Baysu (Recipient), 01 Feb 2018

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

honors and awards

Advanced Teaching Scholar Certificate

Laura Taylor (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

social psychology

Activities 1993 2019

UCD Festival of Education

Aideen McParland (Participant)
20 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition

QUB Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Curriculum

Catherine Reeve (Participant)
02 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

The development of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Fidelity Measure

Christopher Graham (Advisor)
26 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Study finds that listening to music helps to reduce stress and it has a bigger impact the older you get

Jenny Groarke


3 items of media coverage, 2 media contributions

Press/Media: Research

Balmoral Show Psychology stand 2019

Grace Carroll


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Capturing Grace documentary screening

Michail Doumas & Anna Carapellotti


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other


Connecting Emotionally With and Through Computers

Roddy Cowie (Participant), Ellen Douglas-Cowie (Participant), Gary McKeown (Participant), Noel Sheehy (Participant), Ian Sneddon (Participant), Margaret McRorie (Participant), Tijana Vukicevic (Participant)

Impact: Economic Impact