Collaborations and Institutes
Psychology has collaborative links with a number of other Cardiff University Schools, Departments and Centres, in particular Biosciences, Psychological Medicine and Neurology, Optometry and Vision Sciences, Social Sciences and Engineering.
Some researchers are also members of the The MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics which is located in the Henry Wellcome Building for Biomedical Research.
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.
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, Dwyer) and neuromedical (Magstim and Dymed, 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' (Patrick).