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The University of Southampton
Psychology

Research

Psychology at Southampton is one of the foremost research-led psychology departments in the UK.  Our team includes approximately 50 academic staff and 150 postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers. As one of the largest UK providers of postgraduate research training, we offer MSc programmes (Research Methods, Health and Clinical), research doctorates (PhD), and Doctoral Programmes in Clinical Psychology and Educational Psychology. 

Our rigorous experimental research investigates the brain and behaviour in health and disease, and translates into benefits for society and industry.  We have strategic partnerships with NHS Trusts, schools, Government and industry and attract significant investment from all major research funders.  The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 100 per cent of our research activity as internationally excellent or world-leading in terms of its impact and the research environment we offer.  Within each of our four Research Centres, state-of-the-art research facilities are supported by a team of highly experienced technicians.

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Our facilities

Laboratories and other facilities are the backbone of much of our rigorous investigative work.

Learn more about Psychology's research groups

Research centres

Our specialisms are clustered in our well-established Centres and Laboratories.

Spatial memory research

Dr Ed Redhead, Associate Professor and Director of Teaching Programmes within Psychology talks about his research and teaching.

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9 August 2019

A sunshine graduation for University of So...

Family and friends from all over the world packed summer Graduation...

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8 October 2018

Building links with local colleges

Psychology Teachers from St Anne’s Sixth Form and Richard Taunton’s...

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11 October 2017

Open communication and emotional closeness...

British women living with a partner are more than twice as likely t...

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