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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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    Juliana Abboud

    Person: Doctor of Philosophy

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    Pauline Adair

    Person: Academic

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    Bronagh Allison

    Person: Doctor of Philosophy



    Research Output

    Acceptable or weird? Exploring environmentalists’, students’ and the general public’s perceptions of bio-based plastics

    Mehta, N., Cunningham, E., Roy, D., Cathcart, A., Dempster, M., Berry, E. & Smyth, B., 31 Jan 2020, (Accepted) Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • A group dynamics framework for 21st century collective intelligence facilitators

    Hogan, M. J., Harney, O., Moroney, M., Hanlon, M., Khoo, S-M., Hall, T., Pilch, M., Pereira, B., Van Lente, E., Hogan, V., O'Reilly, J., Groarke, J., Razzante, R., Durand, H. & Broome, B., 25 Apr 2020, In : Systems Research and Behavioural Science.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    1 Citation (Scopus)


    Advanced Research Center Distinguished Visiting Fellowship from

    Baysu, Gülseli (Recipient), 01 Feb 2018

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Advanced Teaching Scholar Certificate

    Taylor, Laura (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    International Society for the Study of Individual Differences Conference

    Paul Wilson (Conference committee chair)

    26 Jul 202130 Jul 2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Laughter and Other Non-Verbal Vocalisations Workshop 2020

    Salvador Alvidrez (Participant)

    15 Jun 202016 Jun 2020

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

    On the benefits of incorporating physical movement into classroom instruction.

    Agnieszka Jaroslawska (Invited speaker)

    18 May 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Press / Media

    The Segregation Experiment (Channel 4 Documentary)

    Rhiannon Turner


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Third of UK doctors report burnout and compassion fatigue

    Martin Dempster


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research


    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