Psychology Research Environment

Our research helps people live healthier lives, addresses the challenges of an ageing population, and also supports people to thrive in today’s fast-paced, digital society. We have three core research areas:

The psychology staff are part of the Health, Psychology and Communities Research Centre and support the Centre’s research aims.

We also aim to be recognised as a leading UK centre for open science in psychology-related research and you can find out more information about our work in this area here

For more information on research in psychology please contact Professor Marc Jones

State of the Art Facilities

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.

Research Opportunities

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.

Find out more about research degrees

We would like to hear from applicants with their own research questions as well as those who are interested in any of the above.


Please contact Dr Neil Dagnall for an informal chat or further information.