Welcome to the Institute of Psychology which is located within the School of Psychology at the University of Ulster. The Institute conducts internationally recognised research within four groups: Psychological Epidemiology and Mental Health; Peace, Conflict and Equality; Behavioural Neuroscience and Health Psychology.
Vision: Our vision is to be a leading centre for applied psychological research drawing upon our cutting edge expertise in statistical methodology and leading applied theoretical research. Researchers are committed to multidisciplinary approaches to help address complex health and social issues and have developed extensive collaborative partnerships with international centres of excellence to produce findings which have real benefits for society.
This approach is evident in Mental Health with Institute staff leading the newly established Bamford Centre for Mental Health. Similarly, staff in the Peace Conflict and Equality group lead ARK (the Northern Ireland Social and Political Archive). Researchers in our behavioural neuroscience group contribute to the treatment of Autism internationally and Health group members have developed international multidisciplinary health research programmes with Nursing and Nutrition researchers.
Applied research has real impact on and benefits for the wider community and on government policy. For examples follow the links below:
|Three Million pounds ESRC Funding for ARK:|
|Northern Ireland has highest rates of post-traumatic stress disorder:|
|BBC News item|
|Ageing Conflict and Health:|
|University switched on to reducing Fuel Poverty|
Professor Maurice Stringer
Peace III Grant Success for Professor Robinson & colleagues. Congratulations to Gillian and her colleagues on their recent award of over £970,000 for their “Accounts of the Conflict” project from Peace III. The team have spent considerable time and effort over many years working towards this and it is an excellent reward for all their hard work.
Leading UK Researcher to Head Magee’s Bamford Centre for Mental Health
Professor Gerry Leavey has been appointed Professor of Mental Health and Wellbeing, and Director of the Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing at the University of Ulster.
The Bamford Centre is based at Ulster’s Magee campus in Derry Londonderry.