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Health and Wellbeing

We aim to enhance health and wellbeing through research, consultancy and collaboration with a diverse range of stakeholders.

The Health & Wellbeing Cluster comprises a research centre and state-of-the-art research facilities including bespoke cognitive and stress testing, psychophysiology assessments, a two-bedroomed sleep laboratory, and a wet lab for endocrine and immune assays. The cluster includes chartered Health, Clinical and Occupational Psychologists; and has internationally recognised expertise in the areas of psychobiology, stress, sleep, behaviour change, developmental disabilities, psychopathology and nutrition. Staff contribute to research groups with distinct expertise, and work across disciplines to enhance health and wellbeing through research, consultancy and knowledge exchange with a diverse range of stakeholders.

The cluster's research comprises the following research groups

Psychobiology of Stress and Wellbeing

Health Behaviour and Behaviour Change

Applied Work Psychology

Hoarding Research

Research and Practice in Developmental Disabilities


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Research at Northumbria

Research is the life blood of a University and at Northumbria University we pride ourselves on research that makes a difference; research that has application and affects people's lives.

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