We have a strong research culture in the Department of Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University. All of our staff engage in research that informs their teaching.
This research culture is supported by a thriving external speaker programme and large numbers of postgraduate students. Psychology research takes place in a friendly and supportive environment within the Department of Psychology.
Staff in the Department of Psychology have wide-ranging research expertise. This expertise is structured into five research clusters:
Applied Cognition & Performance
Coordinator: Dr Neil Dagnall
Social Critical and Community
Coordinator: Professor Rebecca Lawthorn
The Department of Psychology has a wide range of well-equipped laboratories to support research. We have rooms for running computer-based experiments in cognitive psychology and interview rooms for use in qualitative research.
We are engaged in wide-ranging inter- and multi-disciplinary research in health services, disability and rehabilitation, learning disability, and other areas of applied behavioural science. We work in collaboration with external groups such as local councils, the police and probation service, pharmacology companies, stop smoking services and charities. We collaborate with academics from other UK universities and internationally. We currently hold grants from the National Institute of Health Research and the Economic and Social Research Council.
Do you want to advance or change your career, focus your knowledge or enhance your expertise? Then perhaps a full-time or part-time research degree is for you. Exciting opportunities are available in the Department of Psychology to study for research degree awards:
During your research degree you will have the opportunity to be part of the RIHSC annual conference and benefit from the wide variety of postgraduate research development programme activities and postgraduate research passport training.
We would like to hear from applicants with their own research questions as well as those who are interested in any of the above.