Centre for research in Psychology and Sport Sciences
The Centre for Research in Psychology and Sport Sciences coordinates research in the corresponding Department, primarily in the context of the University’s Health research theme. Within this Health theme, psychological/mental health and sports-related interventions are significant sub themes.
The Centre brings together the work of approximately 45 members of academic and research staff, as well as around 75 doctoral-level students, eight of whom are supported by Centre studentships. The Centre enjoys collaborative research links with the Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust, particularly through links with our Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme. The Centre also supports the development of research impact, for example through links with charities and other user-groups.
Research in the Centre is organized around six research groups. Please follow the links to find out more about each group:
Our work includes research in 2 centres: The Centre for Lifespan and Chronic Illness Research (CLiCIR) and the Centre for Personal Construct Psychology (CPCP)....Read more about health and clinical psychology
Research in this group focuses on topical areas of interest, including the cognitive neuropsychology and brain pathology of major disorders including:...Read more about cognitive neuropsychology
Researchers in this group carry out innovative and internationally acknowledged research on issues regarding the acquisition, storage, retrieval and utilisation...Read more about learning, memory and thinking
We have a long history of applying our behaviour-change research in the real world by working with businesses and communities...Read more about behaviour change in health and business
The psychology of movement group includes research on expressive movements such as gestures, infant sign, and dance....Read more about psychology of movement