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Research in Psychology

In the School of Psychology, we’re committed to conducting innovative, high quality and socially relevant research which directly informs our teaching. The Psychology Research Hub includes the Culture and Social Psychology Group (CUSP), Forensic Cognition Research Group, Networking Families Research Group and a growing strength in counselling psychology. Many psychology staff based in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences also play an active role in University based research groups:

Our Research

Book covers imageCurrent 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
  • Social media

Psychology Virtual Participant Panel

The School of Psychology is host to the Open University's Psychology Virtual Participant Panel. To find out more about psychology research, and to join the panel, please visit the Virtual Participant Panel website.

Key Contacts:

Director of Research Psychology: Dr Rose Capdevila

Public Engagement Lead: Dr Meg-John Barker

REF Lead: Prof Darren Langdridge

PGR Coordinators: Dr David Kaposi / Dr Sarah Crafter

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