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Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Social Interaction

Unit(s) of assessment: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Research theme: Health and Wellbeing

School: School of Social Sciences


The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Social Interaction (CROS) is an interdisciplinary grouping of researchers from across NTU interested in the phenomenon of social interaction.

We analyse social interaction from multiple perspectives aiming to understand the mechanisms, function, evolutionary origins and applied consequences of social connections. We seek to forge links between diverse disciplinary groups, adding value by breaking down disciplinary boundaries, stimulating creative thinking, and sharing expertise.

The Centre has attracted funding from the European Research Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy. Wenner-Gren Foundation, Leakey Foundation, National Science Foundation and various other charity and third sector funding.

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Centre staff

Bridget Waller

The Centre Director is Professor Bridget Waller.

If you're interested in collaborating with us, or want to enquire about PhD funding opportunities, please email

Niamh McNamara

The Deputy Centre Director is Associate Professor Niamh McNamara.