The Department's primary research goal is to understand the brain and mind across the lifespan, in health and disease. The strategy for achieving this aim is a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach, which extends beyond traditional departmental boundaries and is organized into the two broad research domains of Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience, and Social and Cognitive Developmental Psychology.
Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience
The Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience research domain comprises three research clusters, which employ the theories and techniques of experimental and social psychology and cognitive neuroscience to investigate the systems involved in animal and human behaviour. The knowledge derived from our research is applied to critical issues in psychiatry, clinical medicine and population health. Research in this domain involves close collaboration with the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre.
Social and Cognitive Developmental Psychology
Using the concepts and methods of developmental, cognitive and social psychology, research in this domain seeks to explain individual development and social interaction throughout the lifespan, across a range of settings.