The School of Psychology has a strong and growing reputation for excellent fundamental and applied research with international impact.
Our research is supported by a wide range of funding bodies, published in top-ranking journals and presented at international conferences. The school fosters a vibrant and outward facing culture and encourages members of the public and non-academic organisations to become partners and collaborators in our research.
Post-graduate research students are placed at the heart of research activity in the school with many students supported through full or part funded studentships and assistantships.
Research focused in applied settings and on clinical or forensic populations, concerned with psychological functioning related to clinical and forensic problems...
Research in a broad range of issues including visual motion processes, emotion and memory, and the visual processing in dyslexic, autistic and neurological populations.
Our research examines (1) the development of motor, behavioural and cognitive processes, and (2) the social psychological processes affecting interpersonal, intergroup and interspecies attitudes, cognition, emotion, and behaviour.
ARIC’s mission is to create a diverse and inclusive environment where community knowledge and academic expertise merge to produce evidence-based innovative professional approaches and services for enriching the lives of autistic people and those who support them throughout their lifespan.
The Psychology Labs in the Sarah Swift building are used by the School of Psychology for research projects in areas such as forensic psychology, perception and cognition, development and social behavior, and autism.
Students have access to equipment such as a dynamic 3D body scanner, an eye-tracker, Psychophysics, Molecular lab, and driving simulator to use in their both their own research as well as at a postgraduate level as part of one of the many research groups in the school.
The labs are located in the new Sarah Swift building and are available as learning environments for students on the Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Research Methods courses.