NTU Psychology has a track record of sector leading teaching excellence and a diverse and powerful programme of cutting-edge research, exemplifying the University’s commitment to enriching communities and positively influencing the lives of individuals both locally and globally.
Through our work, we are reimagining psychology. From tackling social media and gaming addiction to investigating the role that sleep plays in our health and wellbeing, our Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience research is helping to find solutions to some of the most significant challenges facing the world today.
Our suite of undergraduate and postgraduate courses draw upon the multidisciplinary nature of the team through their expertise, research interests, practitioner industry experience and external partnerships and are designed to maximise student employability.
Our Research Groups and Centres
Decolonial Research Collaborative
The Decolonial Research Collaborative has been created to provide an environment in which decolonial inquiry can be nurtured within higher education.
Cyberpsychology Research Group
The Cyberpsychology Research Group is very active in undertaking and disseminating research in the area of the psychology of the Internet and digital technology use.
The Identity Change Research Group
The Identity Change Research Group is focusing on the developments in Identity Process Theory and applying the theory to emerging societal challenges.
Individuals, Identities and Cultures Research Cluster
The Individuals, Identities and Cultures Research Cluster is comprised of three research groups: Person Perception, Cyberpsychology and Groups, Identities and Health.
Centre for Behavioural Research Methods
The Centre for Behavioural Research Methods (CBRM) is an interdisciplinary hub for nurturing, developing and sharing the theory and practice of social science research methods.
Centre for Public and Psychosocial Health
This Research Centre brings together a wide range of research excellence in Social Science, including in Public and Population Health, Health and Wellbeing and Employment and Wellbeing.
Health and Wellbeing Research Cluster
This research cluster comprises a set of research groups in the Psychology Department that explore issues around health and wellbeing from differing perspectives, in particular focusing on Sleep. Work, Wellbeing & Performance and Trauma, Social Isolation and Mental Health.
Brain Cognition and Development Research Cluster
The research cluster of Brain, Cognition and Development encompasses a number of research groups whose work is concerned with how we perceive, learn, process and retain information, and how these processes change and develop over time, or are influenced by neurological or biological factors.
Evolution and Social Interaction Research Group
The Evolution and Social Interaction Research Group’s aim is to further our understanding of human and non-human animal social interaction and how and why these behaviours have been moulded by evolution.
Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families (NCCYPF)
NCCYPF is an interdisciplinary research centre with a focus on improving the lives of children, young people and families across Nottingham and beyond.
Addiction, Bullying, Crime and Desistance Research Cluster
This research cluster focuses on explaining and preventing unhealthy, immoral and/or illegal behaviour. A range of methodologies are used to explore, in a scientifically rigorous way, why people commit acts that cause social, physical and emotional harm to themselves and others.
Centre for Crime, Offending, Prevention and Engagement (COPE)
COPE contributes to the understanding of victimisation risk and crime harm, the transformation agenda for change in the Criminal Justice System, and community engagement with crime prevention.
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International teaching and learning opportunities
International teaching and learning opportunities, as well as cross-national collaborations, have been a regular feature of the Department’s activities.
One of our strategic priorities is to engage in research, consultancy and commercial activity that focuses on addressing common concerns and issues within society. Our focus is on working with key organisations, such as public sector providers, to produce positive change, for example in relation to mental health, education, public safety and crime.
Engaging with the local community (outreach) is an important part of the work we do here in the Psychology department at NTU. We aim to inspire and engage members of the public to be part of our NTU psychology community whether this be as students, staff, researchers and partners.
Research and Research Degrees
Expert blog: Seoul food - why the sensory Korean food phenomenon known as ‘Mukbang’ is becoming popular in the West
Thu 19 Jan 2023
Industry Placement Awards celebrate incredible achievements of NTU students and placement providers
Thu 19 Jan 2023
The Alumni and Industry Fellowship Programme launches at NTU Mansfield
Wed 18 Jan 2023
Having strong social connections can improve your health, according to global study
Mon 16 Jan 2023
Support for parents of babies who cry excessively to be trialled nationally
Wed 11 Jan 2023
Beat the January blues with simple resolutions and less screen time – NTU psychologist gives tips for a positive start to 2023
Fri 06 Jan 2023