There is an extensive range of research in psychology, or in interdisciplinary areas involving psychology, taking place in academic units or groupings beyond the School, and involving research in other Faculties, in the NHS, and elsewhere in the city of Newcastle as detailed below.
Behaviour, Psychology and Cognitive Neurosciences forms one of the principal research themes in the Institute, alongside many other areas in which psychology is used or psychologists are involved. Many members of the School of Psychology conduct their research at the Institute and our research students are based there too.
This Institute straddles the Faculty boundaries of medical and social sciences. Psychological research is particularly strongly reflected in the Life Course, Development & Ageing programme led by Professor Helen McConachie, which links to other developmental research taking place in the School of psychology and the Institute of Neuroscience.
The institute investigates why and how we age, including psychological aspects of ageing. There are strong links with ION and IHS as well as with the NHS and clinical psychologists.
Psychological research is also linked through to the Centre for Research in Language and Language Sciences (CRILLS) where there are research projects in such areas as language acquisition, acquired and developmental speech disorders.
A new interdisciplinary research grouping in Brain and Language links the Institute of Neuroscience, CRILLs and other researchers.
Other psychological research within the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences includes educational psychology (Professor Liz Todd).
An exciting interdisciplinary environment for research linking computer science, creative arts and others including psychologists is found in Culture Lab. There are several projects in Human-Communication Interaction there, led by Professor Patrick Olivier.
Newcastle University Business School (NUBS) also has a range of multidisciplinary research centres and projects which include psychological perspectives on such areas as consumer behaviour and organisational behaviour. The Director of NUBS is Professor Ian Clarke.
There are strengthening links with Northumbria University. We now have a combined seminar series, and large cross-university group interested in developmental psychology (with further links to other networks above) and many other cross-university connections.