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Ranked 2nd for Psychology research in the UK by this year's Complete University Guide.
All academic staff in our Department are actively engaged in research and publication of their work to practitioners and policy makers as well as to the research community. We specialise in ‘theoretically-informed applied psychology’ enhanced by a vibrant community of doctoral PhD students.
We have a strong tradition of interdisciplinary work and collaborate with a wide range of other departments in the University of Bath. Our Applied Health Professionals (Clinical and Health Psychologists) work with colleagues in Pharmacy, our Social Psychologists work with the Departments of Management, Social & Policy Sciences and Education, and our Human-Computer Interaction Psychologists work closely with Computer Science.
Beyond the University we have extensive collaborations with local and national institutions, and international networks including the World Health Organisation. Our Department has an excellent record of obtaining funds from Research Councils and Charities, from industrial partners and European agencies, from the Home Office and various education and health authorities.
The Clinical Psychology group investigates psychological processes (cognitive, emotional, behavioural and physiological) which link to psychological problems. This in turn informs the prevention, identification and treatment of such problems in mental and physical health settings as well as the general population.
Cognition, Affective Science & Technology Laboratories (CASTL)
CASTL is an interdisciplinary research group which focuses upon social cognition and emotion (incorporating the South West Autism Group and the Centre for Pain Research), and Human Computer Interaction, incorporating the CREATE Lab. The group has collaborative research links with Pharmacy and Computer Science.
Social & Cultural Psychology
Social & Cultural Psychology focuses on identity and discourse in social and cultural contexts, investigating beliefs, practices, representations and decision-making in everyday situations. There are research links with Education, Management, Social & Policy Sciences and Computer Science.