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The psychology department at Northumbria comprises of more than 70 permanent academic staff, and more than 2500 students studying across undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels.
Staff expertise in the psychology department can be broadly separated in to three research clusters; Health and Wellbeing, Evolution and Social Interaction and Cognition and Neuroscience. You can use the menu to see recent posts from each of the research groups, or listen to our brand new podcast: The Big 5. Staff also share posts about innovative approaches to learning and teaching.
Our undergraduate courses include specialisms in clinical psychology, forensic psychology, business psychology, health psychology and experimental psychology. We also offer postgraduate qualifications in Health Psychology, Occupational and Organisational Psychology, Sport and Exercise Psychology and Psychological Research Methods, as well as on-campus and distance learning Psychology Conversion programmes for people who would like to make a career change in to psychology. You can view posts from our students about their experience of studying psychology using the menu
We know that many aspiring psychologists would like to hear from academics and practitioners about careers advice, so please check out our Careers in Psychology section for interviews with academics and practioners in psychology and related fields, as well as our graduates.
Latest from the Blog
The Big 5 episode 3: Dr. Nick Neave on Digital Hoarding “We keep possessions and form attachment to possessions. That’s what humans do.”
On #CleanYourVirtualDesktopDay, Dr. Nick Neave tells us about his research on Digital Hoarding. We learn more about how humans anthropomorphise their possessions and why we have such a hard time throwing things away. Show notes: You can find the transcript of this episode here: Episode 3 Nick Neave transcript.docx For more information on Nick’s research,…Keep reading
A team in our department were the overall winners of the Prolific Grant Competition, providing valuable funding for research on risk perception. In this post, Richard Brown tells us about the winning project!Keep reading
On this episode, on Child Health Day, Chantelle tells us about her experience on the MSc Conversion course which led her to a PhD on pupil well-being. We discuss some of her work on children’s, teachers’, and parents’ views on schooling during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.Keep reading
In this post, Professor Vincent Deary and Dr Duika Burges Watson discuss how COVID smell loss can have profound effects on life, from weight change to intimacy barriersKeep reading
Dr Santosh Vijaykumar is a senior lecturer in the psychology department. In this blog he talks about the risks of misinformation online and possible solutions.Keep reading
In this article, Professor Pam Briggs discusses privacy concerns linked to biometric identificationKeep reading
Dr. Mark Moss, Head of the Psychology Department at Northumbria University, tells us about his research into rosemary’s benefits for memory. We also get to learn about how the nose is connected to the brain and why smells are so powerful. “Because we’re always breathing, wherever we go, whatever we’re doing, there’s always an opportunity to see what effects aroma will have on that particular behavior at any given time.”Keep reading
In this post, Dr Tamsin Saxton talks about her own research looking at why people often pick partners who look similar to their parentsKeep reading
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