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The University of Southampton

Research Strategy

"Psychology at Southampton has a tradition of world-class research. Our academics work at the forefront of their fields, committed to the highest-quality scientific investigation on a range of social, educational and health-related issues that together make a real impact.”, writes Professor Cynthia Graham, Deputy-Head of Psychology: Director of Research and Enterprise.

Professor Cynthia Graham
Professor Cynthia Graham

Our research is focussed around four centres, corresponding to our core areas of research excellence:

Each centre provides an environment of mentorship and training for early career staff, and a critical mass of researchers across all levels, to create a stimulating and vibrant community.  Critically, these centres provide spring-boards rather than divisions: collaborations are actively encouraged and supported not just across centres, but across the university and across the world.

Recently recruited staff bridge research centres and have consolidated our expertise in experimental and neuroscience methods (e.g. fMRI, EEG, tDCS, TMS, Meta-analyses).  Further joint appointments with local NHS providers of physical and mental health care facilitate translational research and enrich our large and diverse portfolio of PGR training.

All centres are equipped with custom-built research laboratories and are supported by a team of experienced technical staff. Centres attract substantial funding from industry, charities and research councils, to support internationally recognised, programmatic and impactful research.

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