Within the Psychology Research Group, we are proud to consider ourselves as a supportive and collegiate team. We are continuously developing and expanding our research capacity and our research culture to deliver excellent, theory-informed, and applied research outputs.
In recent years we have watched our research culture grow, with an increasing number of postgraduate students, research assistants, and research interns joining our team, to create a thriving research community. We work on both theory driven and applied research, with the majority of our research having a strong multidisciplinary focus. We have existing collaborative links with non-psychologists within and out with the university, and with non-academic stakeholders too, to add real-world, applied value to our research.
We offer methodological expertise such as quantitative (statistical) expertise, qualitative expertise (e.g., in Lacanian and Foucauldian discourse analysis), and in developing and analysing applied, mixed methods projects. Our key research clusters are Forensic Psychology and Applied Cognition. However, our staff research across more areas than these, working with other groups within and out with the university, with some notable examples including applied health research, critical psychology, and occupational psychology.
To support our research we have custom-designed, state of the art psychology labs. These boast an observation lab, a 3D/4D lab, mobile and stationary eye-tracking equipment, a visual perception lab, and a neuroimaging laboratory (for EEG). We have a number of flexible lab rooms that can be adjusted to suit specific research projects, and our award winning psychology technician is highly trained and skilled in the key hard- and software for sophisticated experiments.