Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience

REF 2014

  • Northumbria’s strength in psychology research has significantly increased, placing us second in the Alliance group of universities for world-leading research. 

  • Almost three quarters of Northumbria’s psychology research is judged to have outstanding reach and significance for its impact, placing us top 20 in the UK.

Our academics in this area carry out research in areas such as cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and health psychology.

Key areas of focus include cognition and communication with an emphasis on human interaction in real and virtual worlds, health in action where academics examine issues such as insomnia and interventions for alcohol abuse and, evolution, perception and behaviour in areas such as prenatal programming, eating disorders and cues of attraction.