Research conducted by the Psychology group focuses on how individuals think, feel, and act, and how they deal with the challenges they face. Such challenges can be at an individual, group, or societal level and they cover diverse issues such as disability, mental health, interaction with technology, climate change, social media, and political radicalisation. We are committed to advancing the understanding of human behaviour at a theoretical level and to developing interventions to improve wellbeing and performance. Some examples include assessing the value of educational apps in supporting child language development, measuring the effectiveness of cognitive enhancement techniques, and developing methods to improve resilience in students
For more information about research in Psychology please contact our Research Lead, Dr Sharon Coen, or our Deputy Research Lead, Dr Catherine Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our research is organised into the following themes: