Psychology Research Group
The Psychology section of the school has historically had a core of research active staff producing publications in major peer reviewed journals over a number of years. Over the last five years, the department has experienced an increase in personnel, together with an expansion in space, research facilities and activities. There is now a desire to build on and expand this existing base and to produce quality research in a range of areas in psychology and applied psychology, such as human factors, cognition, developmental psychology, health psychology, consciousness and transpersonal psychology, and substance abuse.
The flourishing research environment is reflected in improvements in all external, objective indices in the last development period:
increase in research grant income
increase in number of research staff
increase in publications
increase in number of postgraduate research students
The principal research activities of the School are organised within four existing groupings. These reflect the research interests of staff members and also to an extent map onto the teaching programmes at Masters level.