School of Psychology Research

Research

The School of Psychology undertakes outstanding interdisciplinary scientific research under four contemporary research themes: Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Developmental and Health Psychology and Social and Environmental Psychology.

Many individuals in the School are leading figures in their research area, and the School is renowned, both nationally and internationally, as a centre for research excellence in Psychology (RAE2008). The four broad themes support eight smaller research groups that aim to understand the psychological and biological foundations of animal and human behaviour at both individual and group levels. The research undertaken in the School ranges from 'synapse to society', and includes normal behaviour in development and adulthood, the breakdown of cognition after stress, trauma and in neurological and/or genetic conditions, as well as key psychological issues of broad importance to society, such as prejudice, reproductive health and optimising performance at work.