Psychology Research Institute

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 and Wellbeing.

Research Excellence Framework (REF)
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) the majority of our research (60%) was judged to be “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. This is an outstanding achievement, as our researchers are committed to multidisciplinary approaches to help address complex health and social issues. Read More>>

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 the Health and Wellbeing area 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

Institute Director

Professor
Maurice Stringer
Director
Latest News

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) the majority of our research (60%) was judged to be “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Read More

Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing hosts 23rd Research and Statistics Summer School further information

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More Support Needed for Parents of Autistic Children

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