School of Psychology

Our research & scholarship


Our work centres on educating psychologists but is inspired by our ground-breaking research.

As part of our research we study the cognitive functions of the brain.

There is an extensive range of research in psychology. There are also interdisciplinary areas involving psychology. 

Research takes place in academic units or groupings beyond the School. It involves research in other Faculties, the NHS and elsewhere in Newcastle.

The Institute of Neuroscience

Behaviour, psychology and cognitive neurosciences are the principal research themes in the Institute. But psychologists get involved in other aspects of the Institute's research. 

Many staff from our School conduct their research at the Institute. Our research students work there too. For more information, visit the Institute of Neuroscience website.

Institute of Health and Society

This Institute straddles the Faculty boundaries of medical and social sciences. Psychological research is particularly reflected in the Life Course, Development & Ageing programme. 

This links to other research taking place in the School and Institute of Neuroscience. For more information, visit the The Institute of Health and Society website.

Institute for Ageing

The Institute investigates why and how we age, including psychological aspects of ageing. There are links with the two institutes above, as well as NHS and clinical psychologists. For more information, visit the Institute for Ageing website.

Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences

Our work also links up with the Centre for Research in Language and Language Sciences. There are research projects in language acquisition, and acquired and developmental speech disorders.

A new research grouping in brain and language links Neuroscience, the Centre and others. For more information, visit the Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences website.

Interdisciplinary research

We work with the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences. Research includes educational psychology (Professor Liz Todd).

Culture Lab links research in computer science, creative arts and others, including psychology. There are several projects in human-communication interaction there, led by Professor Patrick Olivier.

Newcastle University Business School has a range of multidisciplinary research centres and projects. These include psychological perspectives on such areas as consumer behaviour and organisational behaviour.