Business engagement

Access our expertise

There are many ways that we can help you, depending on your needs and the resources available. It could be in the form of collaborative research where you have a particular question or project that would benefit from psychological input. You may wish to be a strategic partner on a piece of research or request consultancy services from a key academic within the School. 

Members of the School have experience in applied work such as:

  • expert advisory roles
  • designing and evaluating pilot projects and psychological interventions
  • decision making
  • environmental behaviour
  • understanding your customers
  • road safety behaviour
  • stress and organisational change
  • self identity
  • evaluation
  • diversity and leadership
  • relationships at work, including coaching
  • learning and categorisation

Funding opportunities for placements

There are also possibilities for collaboration by linking with our diverse student population, particularly Masters and PhD students. This can be a very cost effective way of meeting your research needs.  It can be possible to obtain external funding to co-fund or match-fund the student fees. Our staff can help with applying for such funding. Possible funding sources include: DTI Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) and the ESRC CASE Awards. Both these organisations are committed to promoting innovation in UK business through collaborative partnerships.

Examples of collaboration with students.

This is an introduction to the research expertise within the School. We are interested to talk to you about any ideas you may have for further collaboration.  Please get in touch to discuss the options.

Success stories

Psychologists at Exeter University have entered into partnerships with numerous public and private sector organisations. These include the NHS, the MoD, the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, Microsoft, Rentokil, to name just a few. The ground-breaking research conducted in these organisations has enabled senior executives to adopt innovative working practices more suited for obtaining organisational goals.

To find out more about some of these collaborations, follow the links below: