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Research in the Department of Psychological Sciences

Athena Swan award

The Department of Psychological Sciences was awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award, in recognition of its commitment to tackling gender inequality, on 28 April 2016.

World-class researchers

Committed to pushing the boundaries in our understanding of the brain, research in the department primarily focuses on neuroscience, cognition, developmental science – and the links between them.

A proud history

Our department was established in the difficult period of the Second World War, but its origin can be traced to King's College London in the early days of psychological science towards the end of the 19th century.

Video: our research

Research specialisms

Research podcast

Research that makes an impact

Professor Mike Oaksford, Head of our department, talks about how our academics’ research is making an impact in society [SoundCloud, BBK Voices], following the REF 2014 results in which 100% of the department’s research was awarded the top rating for impact.

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