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:

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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Sports health and exercise

Sports health and exercise

The Sport, Health and Exercise Research Group carries out innovative research in Adaptive and Metabolic Physiology, Bio-mechanics, Functional and Performance Nu...

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