Research in the School of Psychology

Research and research training has a high priority in the school.  


Our excellence has been recognised through the Research Excellence Framework, in which 83 per cent of school activity was judged to be of world leading or internationally excellent standard, placing us within the top 20 psychology, neuroscience and psychiatry schools across the country.

We have a thriving PhD community, with around 80 doctoral students, purpose-built research facilities.

Please take a look at our School of Psychology staff publications for 2017, with links to the online versions and staff pages. You can also access the full list of 78 papers accepted or published in 2016, additionally, listings of 84 papers from 2015 and over 100 papers from 2014 are also available. 

Papers published recently

Byrne, J., Smart, C., & Watson, G. (2017). ‘I Felt Like I Was Being Abused All Over Again’: How Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Make Sense of the Perinatal Period Through Their Narratives. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 26(4), 465–486. https://doi.org/10.1080/10538712.2017.1297880

Gunn, H., Andrade, J., Paul, L., Miller, L., Creanor, S., Green, C., … Freeman, J. A. (2017). Balance Right in Multiple Sclerosis (BRiMS): A guided self-management programme to reduce falls and improve quality of life, balance and mobility in people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis: a protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 23(6), 878–878.

Hignett, A., White, M. P., Pahl, S., Jenkin, R., & Froy, M. L. (2017). Evaluation of a surfing programme designed to increase personal well-being and connectedness to the natural environment among ‘at risk’ young people.

Wyles, K. J., Pahl, S., Holland, M., & Thompson, R. C. (2017). Can Beach Cleans Do More Than Clean-Up Litter? Comparing Beach Cleans to Other Coastal Activities. Environment and Behavior, 49(5), 509–535. https://doi.org/10.1177/0013916516649412

Online psychology research

Discover some of the many research projects underway here by taking part online.

Help us with our research by doing online questionnaires.

Have a look at some current surveys

Research seminars in the School

A wide range of exciting speakers from all over the world.

4pm every term-time Wednesday in Link 3rd floor seminar room.

Have a look at our seminar programme