Research in Psychology

The Department of Psychology has a very active programme of research and has consistently gained high ratings in national research assessment exercises.

The most recent of these, REF 2014, assessed the quality of our research outputs, our research environment and indicators of esteem.

The University of Hertfordshire is committed to supporting research in psychology and to maintaining excellent links between our research and our teaching. We strive hard to apply our research beyond academic settings by engaging actively in knowledge transfer activities with partner organisations in business and in the community.

Research centres

In addition, the unit has 2 research centres:

The Centre for Lifespan and Chronic Illness Research

The Centre for Lifespan and Chronic Illness Research (CLiCIR) was established to provide a focus for the department's research partnerships with NHS clinicians, as informed by NIHR initiatives, and it provides one hub of the NIHR-funded East of England Research Design Service network.

The Centre for Personal Construct Psychology

The Centre for Personal Construct Psychology (CPCP) conducts applied PCP research and is the home of the Fransella Collection, the world's most complete archive of works relating to Kelly, Fransella, and other prominent PCP researchers.

Additional links to each of these research centres is located on the health and clinical psychology page. In order to sustain our research into future, we have an active Early Career Researcher Group.

Our research areas

Research in the Department is organized into 5 principal areas:

Health and clinical psychology

Health and clinical psychology

Our work includes research in 2 centres: The Centre for Lifespan and Chronic Illness Research (CLiCIR) and the Centre for Personal Construct Psychology (CPCP)....

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Cognitive Neuropsychology

Cognitive Neuropsychology

Research in this group focuses on topical areas of interest, including the cognitive neuropsychology and brain pathology of major disorders including:...

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Learning, memory and thinking

Learning, memory and thinking

Researchers in this group carry out innovative and internationally acknowledged research on issues regarding the acquisition, storage, retrieval and utilisation...

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Behaviour change in health and business

Behaviour change in health and business

We have a long history of applying our behaviour-change research in the real world by working with businesses and communities...

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Psychology of movement

Psychology of movement

The psychology of movement group includes research on expressive movements such as gestures, infant sign, and dance....

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Psychology and Sport Sciences Research Seminars

Psychology and Sport Sciences Research Seminars

Information about Research seminars within the Department of Psychology....

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