Moving here from the other side of the world was one of the best life decisions I have ever made.
Our stimulating research environment includes laboratories for experimental, psychophysiological, perceptual and observational research (on-site EEG, TMS, tDCS, Baby Lab, driving simulator and dedicated access to external fMRI scanner), extensive technical equipment, laboratories for observing individual and group behaviour and a large library of psychometric and clinical tests.
We have research links with schools, hospitals (with access to patients through local GPs), businesses and many of the University’s multidisciplinary research centres.
The PhD in health psychology qualifies students to practice as a health psychologist and be registered with the HCPC. It consists of both a research PhD and Stage 2 training. Research is grouped around three themes (brain and behaviour, enhancing thinking, and health and wellbeing), all of which engage our psychologists’ expertise in developmental, social and applied psychology.
Our strong track record in research-based professional training is evident in the strength of our policy-related research in areas such as health, sustainability, forensics and the workplace.
The School of Psychology offers supervision of research leading to a PhD degree in multiple areas of psychology. Graduates from our programme are trained in the most advanced and innovative research methods and prepared to compete effectively in the job market.
The programme provides a solid grounding in research methods and the skills of communicating research findings to academic and other audiences through academic publication and other routes.
Funding for PhDs comes from the School of Psychology.
For the year 2016-2017 there may be some funding available from the school. This will be advertised in May 2016.
The PhD in Health Psychology confers eligibility to apply for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Full Membership of the Division of Health Psychology. Successful completion of both the PhD thesis and Portfolio of Competence also confers eligibility to apply to the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration as a Health Psychologist.
This programme has been approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (visit due June 2015), the statutory regulator for practitioner psychologists in the UK. It is a legal requirement that anyone who wishes to practise using a title protected by the Health Professions Order 2001 (e.g., Health Psychologist) is on the HCPC register. For more information please see the HCPC website.
This programme is also accredited by the British Psychological Society. The Society is the professional body responsible for developing and supporting the discipline of psychology and disseminating psychological knowledge to the public and policy makers. It is the key professional body for psychology and psychologists, with numerous benefits of membership.
Successful completion of the programme confers eligibility to apply for Chartered Membership of the Society and full membership of the Division of Health Psychology. Please see the British Psychological Society website for more information.