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Research in The School of Psychology covers a breadth of multifaced approaches with a real emphasis on the translation of research into our lived experiences. Our research often adopts multidisciplinary solutions-based methodologies, applied to real-world problems.



We utilise both quantitative and qualitative methods, and embrace innovative research techniques, and collaborate closely with colleagues, stakeholders and external partners in providing evidence-based solutions and consultancy, to meet the needs of society, communities and businesses.

We are committed to maintaining a strong synergy between our research and our taught portfolio of awards. We have a policy of including our students in our research, which has led to a number of student-staff collaborations appearing in peer-reviewed publications.
We welcome applications for doctoral-level study aligned to our expertise. We have a number of PhD students contributing to the enhancement of our research community working across a range of areas.   

Our research encompasses a number of specialist areas of psychology, public health and counselling, providing knowledge and expertise in a focussed and meaningful way.
This work is evidenced by a substantial number of peer-reviewed publications.

To enable our research to be accessible and meaningful to as broad an audience as possible, dissemination is undertaken in the form of invited talks, conference presentations, media pieces and online content, such as podcasts and topical blog posts. Based on our expertise, we engage in consultancy and external engagement with local, national and international organisations, as well as individual clients in the following areas: environmental psychology, forensic psychology, male psychology, psychological underpinnings of equality, diversity and inclusion, sexuality and relationship diversity, medical science, statistical analysis, public health and workplace health and safety, neurodiversity and social interaction.  

These specialisms fall under three central themes: 1) Inequality, Diversity & Social Inclusion, 2) Translating the Lab to Life, and 3) Daily Interactions and Everyday Places
Themes represent contemporary societal issues, and the advancement of our understanding of the lived experience from a range of perspectives.  As such, these themes represent our ethos, where research is applied to provide wider positive societal impact.  

Psychology research sub themes

We conduct further research in the following areas: