Psychology research highlights
For the latest information please see the Psychology research pages on our website.
- Associate Professor Catherine Haslam, Renate Ysseldyk and Professor Alex Haslam from the Social, Economic, Environmental and Organisational Psychology research group are investigating the contribution that groups make to healthy aging. Funded by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and the Research Institute for Aging, their research in care homes in the UK and Canada shows that an ability to maintain valued group memberships and create new ones plays a vital role in sustaining mental and physical health as well as intellectual functioning.
- Professor Stephen Monsell from the Cognition research group is a world authority on how we organise our minds/brains to perform one of the many tasks that the current environment affords. His publications include one of the most influential psychology articles of the last 20 years.
- The Sir Henry Wellcome Building for Mood Disorders Research, a state-of-the-art dedicated clinical research facility, will be completed in January 2012. It is designed as a fit-for-purpose clinical trial centre, with patient-facing facilities to conduct psychological treatment studies and randomised controlled trials evaluating new interventions. The Wellcome Trust Capital award has also provided funds for a bespoke experimental psychopathology research centre.
- The Animal Behaviour group has an excellent track record of attracting funding for postgraduate students in partnership with industry. Recent examples include a project with the Game Conservancy and Wildlife Trust on welfare in pheasants and a project with DairyCo on social behaviour and welfare in dairy cattle. Both projects are expected to improve animal welfare and provide economic benefits to local and national industry.