The Health & Wellbeing Research Cluster comprises the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre (BPNRC) as well as state-of-the-art research facilities including bespoke cognitive and stress testing, psychophysiology assessments, 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
Latest posts from the Health and Wellbeing Group
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Its World Menopause Day. In this post, Professor Crystal Haskell-Ramsay explains the basics of menopause and tell us about her teams current research projects.
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!
In this blog Dr David Smailes takes a look at some data on how well mental health treatments work versus treatments for other health problems and talks about a key reason why we may have stalled in developing novel, more effective treatments.
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 barriers
In this blog, Dr Tom Heffernan talks about how restrictions due to the COVID19 pandeimc have impacted mental health
We spoke to of our current PhD students, Richard Brown, about his award winning MSc research project, his PhD research plans and asked him for advice for current students!
In this blog, Dr Michael Smith talks about his research in to expressive writing, and gives some helpful tips for reducing stress and anxiety
In this post, Dr Peter Moseley and his collaborator from Durham University, Adam J Powell, talk about their work on auditory hallucinations
This week is Dementia Action Week. In this post, Psychology student Anna Svorenova and dementia researcher Dr Michael Craig consider the possible impact of the coronavirus pandemic on people living with dementia and their close ones.
In this blog, Dr Alyson Dodd talks about emotion regulation, with a particular focus on her research into bipolar disorder.
In this post, Dr Michael Smith gives advice on managing stress during your undergraduate studies. He draws on some of the exciting research conducted in our Health and Wellbeing research group.
Our ‘spotlight on’ series interviews staff within the department about their careers in psychology. Michael is the Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange in the Psychology Department and an Associate Professor of Health Psychology
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