Research

We’re recognised for our original contributions to psychological science, our rigorous use of methodology, and our research’s significance for government policy and everyday life.  

What we are researching

Our research spans the full range of psychology and is focused on the application of psychology in the real world. Current research themes include:

  • Chronic illness (eg. obesity, diabetes, cancer, CHD)
  • Health behaviours (eg. eating, smoking, exercise)
  • Help seeking (eg. risk perception, symptom perception)
  • Illness cognitions (eg. risk, identity and expectancies).

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Studentships

We have many studentship opportunities available, including our new Vice Chancellor’s Studentship Award and Doctoral College Studentship Award.

Vice-Chancellor's Studentship Award 2019

Funding information:
This funded studentship (international students only) covers international fee and stipend of £15,000, a Research Training Support Grant of £1,000 and financial support for research materials and consumables (if successfully applied for) up to the value of £2,000 per annum.

Doctoral College Studentship Award 2019

Funding information:
This competition funded studentship (UK and European students only) covers home/EU fees and stipend of £15,000, a research training support grant of £500 and financial support for research materials and consumables (if successfully applied for) up to the value of £1,000 (per annum).

Expert support

The Doctoral College supports the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers to ensure our world-leading research continues to grow. There is also an extensive Researcher Development Programme run at university level.

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