Psychology research opportunities


Full list of research opportunities


Key facts

  • Study in an inspiring environment with state-of-the-art facilities
  • The school houses over 50 staff involved in research, supported by an annual income of more than £1m from research councils, the EU, the Government, charities and private companies. 
  • Top 10 for research power in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014 - for psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience)

Research areas

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.

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.


Access excellent lab facilities and equipment for research projects, supported by well-staffed mechanical and electrical workshops.

These include:

  • 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
  • a wide range of monitoring equipment including video apparatus and eye-tracking equipment.


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School of Psychology
University of Nottingham
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NG7 2RD 

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