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Psychology research




Our key research strengths cut across our research groups and centres:

Research overview

  • 92% of our research is classified as world-leading or internationally excellent1
  • 100% of our research has internationally excellent impact2
  • We are 11th in the UK for internationally excellent research in Psychology1
  • Research strengths include visual perception, social psychology, psychopathology, human and animal cognition and cognitive neuroscience
  • Our globally-renowned academics work with large organisations such as the Ministry of Defence, NHS, IBM and Microsoft 
  • Each year we attract around £3 million in external research funding from UK Research Councils, the EU and charities

1. Based on research rated 4* and 3* research in the Research Excellence Framework 2021. Submitted to UoA4: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience.
2. Based on research impact rated 4* and 3* in REF 2021

Research groups

Research centres