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Psychology Research at Lancaster

Research in the Department of Psychology is based on an interactive and multidisciplinary approach.

Many research projects involve links between different members of the Department as well as work with other departments at Lancaster University and universities in the UK and abroad.

Our research is published in leading scientific journals and disseminated at major international conferences. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise 85% of our research was judged to be at least of international standing.

Our facilities

We have excellent laboratory facilities, including neuroscience facilities (EEG/ERP, NIRS, TMS, TDCS, neuropharmacological testing, sleep research, computational neuroscience),and behavioural measurement systems (eye tracking systems (Tobii, Eye Link II), motion capture, and virtual reality). Many of these are housed in a purpose-built building.

Research funding

Our research is supported by funding from the UK Research Councils, the European Union, charities and industrial sponsors. Since 2008 the Department of Psychology has attracted over £7.1 Million of external research funds.

Vibrant research culture

Thirty-five academic staff, 11 research staff, 8 technical and research support staff and over 20 PhD students ensure a vibrant departmental research culture.

We have formal bilateral research links with the Universities of Kyoto (Japan), Sunway (Malaysia) and Twente (Netherlands). We regularly welcome academic visitors and external seminar speakers to the Department.

Research Centres

Research in the Psychology Department is organised under two research centres: