Our research is encompassed in several broad research themes. The aim is to increase the opportunities for researchers to conduct research on common themes. This multidisciplinary approach brings together researchers from the social sciences, epidemiology and public health, preventive, clinical and primary care medicine and from basic and applied sciences.
Cognitive Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience
Areas of investigation include the biological bases of behaviour, the brain and nervous system.
Developmental psychology is concerned with change and stability across the life-span. Developmental psychologists answer questions about how behaviour is organised and how it changes with age.
Social and Personality Psychology
Social and Personality psychology is concerned with the social context of human behaviour. Areas include: Attitudes, group processes, cultural differences, prejudice, conflict resolution and personality.
Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology
Clinical psychology is concerned with understanding behavioural problems. Neuropsychologists are concerned with the affective, behavioural, and cognitive manifestations of diseases of the central nervous system, particularly those affecting the brain, in adults and children.