Department of Psychology
Welcome to the Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology submitted 35 members of staff, comprising thirty-four Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), to the REF Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience UoA. The submission included three Early Career Researchers.
Helping the rehabilitation of people with partial visual loss
Durham Reading and Exploration (DREX) is a computerised training for the rehabilitation of brain injury-related visual field defects, which has been converted into an app in order to maximise accessibility and effectiveness.
About the Department of Psychology
Our vision is to be a broad-based, diverse, and inclusive community of psychological scientists where innovative and rigorous research is employed to understand the principles and processes of mind, brain and behaviour.
Key REF highlights:
- 100% increase in world-leading research outputs
- World-leading research environment
- Excellent research that produces real societal benefits
Psychology REF Impact Case Studies
Psychology submitted three impact case studies about mental and physical health and wellbeing.
Click below to read more about our case studies
An app that is improving the quality of life of patients suffering with visual field defects after brain injury
Normalising voice-hearing: from phenomenology to clinical practice
Saving lives; reducing prisoner suicides
The department has three research groups, reflecting our major areas of activity: Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Science, and Quantitative Social Psychology. These groups provide a core ‘home’ for academics, research staff and research students.
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The Cognitive Neuroscience Group hosts the Durham Centre for Imaging, the Centre for Vision and Visual Cognition, and Centre for Learning and Memory Processes.
Developmental Science Group hosts the Centre for Developmental Disorders.
Staff are additionally involved in external University Research Centres and Institutes, many of which are led or co-led by Psychology staff:
Centre for Neurodiversity and DevelopmentThe Centre encompasses research across numerous neurodevelopmental conditions, drawing on many disciplines and experiences to improve understanding and intervention.
Learning and Memory Processes CentreWe focus on the processes of learning and memory in both health and disease.