The School of Psychology employs 35 academic staff and over 50 researchers, supported by an annual income of more than £1m from research councils, the EU, government, charities and private companies. Our research strengths lie in four main areas:
- Behavioural Neuroscience, including behavioural, psychopharmacological, neuroanatomical and genetic approaches to learning and its underlying biology.
- Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, including vision, perception and action, skill acquisition, visual and auditory communication, and recovery after brain injury.
- Cognitive Development and Learning, including theory of mind, learning and language.
- Risk Analysis, Social Processes and Health, including research on emotions, violence, public perceptions of new biotechnology, and judgmental forecasting.
Currently, more than 30 full-time postgraduates use the excellent lab facilities and equipment for research projects, supported by well-staffed mechanical and electrical workshops.
These include a wide selection of dedicated experimental labs; laboratories for work in physiological, psychophysical and computational investigation, structural and functional brain imaging, EEG, and transcranial magnetic stimulation; a library of test materials and a wide range of monitoring equipment including video apparatus and eye-tracking equipment.
Our website gives details of the staff and their research interests and they welcome informal contact by email to identify a research topic and potential supervisor.
Potential research students will be invited for interview, and these are usually held in the spring term.
For international applicants it is possible to conduct telephone interviews.