School of Psychology Research

Developmental & health psychology


Our research in developmental science includes cognitive, motor and prosocial development from infancy to adolescence. We also study autism in childhood and adulthood (Wales Autism Research Centre) and the neurobiological basis for antisocial behaviour.

Our research in health includes the study of reproductive healthhealth factors affecting human performance and health-related behaviours; and a range of mental health issues including antisocial behaviour and psychopathy, addiction, delusions, depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alzheimer's disease, and schizophrenia and anxiety.

The research is multidisciplinary: linked to and complemented by work at CUBRIC and other groups in the School e.g. cognitive science. Members have strong links with both the MRC Centre in Neuropsychiatric Genetics and GenomicsNeuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute, and with the The Violence & Society Research Group. Members of the group also carry out translational research that contributes to the understanding of the policy and practice implications of their research (for example the Autism Research Policy Practice Hub).

Links to our centres, research groups & institutes