Harm & Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC) unites contemporary practice-based research and critical policy analysis in crime, harm, policing, criminal justice and criminalisation, with an awareness of historical, psychological and social contexts.
Health and Wellbeing Priority Research Area brings together a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues from across the OU with external collaborators from the wider academy, industry, government, policy and practice in a bid to work together to address local, national and international health challenges.
Current projects in the School of Psychology include research into:
Child language brokers
Discursive constructions of identities
Driving and mobile phone use
Gender, sexualities, relationships, parenting
Intergroup relations, segregation and social change
Mental health in context
Police investigations & interviewing
Public understandings of Brexit and Post-Brexit Politics