School of Psychology Research

Collaborations and institutes


Psychology has collaborative links with a number of other Cardiff University Schools, Departments and Centres, in particular Biosciences, Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience, Optometry and Vision Sciences, Social Sciences and Engineering.

Some researchers are also members of the MRC Centre in Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics in Cardiff which is located in the Hadyn Ellis Building which is a 5 minute walk from the Psychology building.


We are involved in two new research institutes undertaking cross-cutting research aimed at addressing areas of global importance. The Sustainable Places Research Institute aims to generate new solutions to address climate change and resource depletion, while the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute has the goal of translating new research discoveries into a greater understanding of mental illness.

Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute
Sustainable Places Research Institute

We also work with Bristol University Neuroscience and host a highly successful young neuroscientists' day each year.


The Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience was setup with the Schools of Psychology at Swansea and Bangor (funded by the Welsh Assembly Government). It has supported over 40 cross-collaborative research projects in cognitive and clinical neuroscience, and led to significant external funding to sustain our research collaborations (Wellcome Trust, BBSRC, Waterloo Foundation, Alzheimer's Research Trust).


We collaborate with a number of industrial partners, including pharmaceutical (Eli Lilly, Dominic Dwyer) and neuromedical (Magstim and Dymed, Chris Chambers) companies. We are also involved in the Haldane-Spearman consortium (including collaboration with QinetiQ); this group is the main supplier for the Ministry of Defence's 5 year Programme called 'Preparing People for Operations'.