Environmental Psychology at Surrey
We aim to understand how the environment affects people as well as what humans can do that benefits both society and the natural environment. This is essential for addressing societal challenges such as environmental sustainability, urban living and mental health and wellbeing.
Our research is applied and can be tailored to specific environmental matters; is multidisciplinary (see “Work with us”) and focuses on understanding people-environment interactions with the ultimate aim to promote sustainable, healthy places and spaces for all, now and into the long term future.
We aim to provide theoretically grounded, evidence based solutions to people-environment issues to support local or national governments, businesses and NGOs in developing and implementing environmental and planning policies and interventions.
The Environmental Psychology Research Group at the University of Surrey has an international reputation in research and teaching. The Group undertakes research for the EU, UK Research Councils, Government Departments and its agencies, industry and commerce and the Civil Society.
The Department of Psychology was the first in the world to establish an MSc in Environmental Psychology in 1973. Since then there have been well over 300 graduates of the course from over 25 countries worldwide. It remains one of few such postgraduate courses in the world and the only one in the UK.