Psychology research

People pic The Psychology department has seen significant investment in research facilities and it has appointed outstanding researchers in a wide range of fields. The laboratories offer a variety of technical equipment (e.g. eye tracking systems—EyeLink and Tobii, BioPac, driving simulator, EEG, tDCS, behavioural telemetry), software (e.g. Qualtrics, MatLab, Eprime, SuperLab), and audio-visual facilities. The department has over 26 registered PhD students and now offers 5 postgraduate Master programs.

Staff is passionate about their work and publish in renowned international journals (e.g. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, The Journal of Experimental Psychology, Experimental Brain Research, Journal of Vision, Current Biology, Cognition, Psychopharmacology, PLoS ONE, The British Journal of Psychiatry). Many publications achieved high national and international impact via mentions in Nature, The Sunday Times, BBC radio 4, and the Times Higher Education, among others.

Over the last 5 years, the department has secured research funds in excess of £1m, from The Economic and Social Research Council, The Leverhulme Trust, The British Academy, The Qatar National Research Fund, The European Commission, Alcohol Research UK, The European Foundation for Alcohol Research, The Fetal Medicine Foundation, Sanofi-Pasteur, and The National Grid.

Research groups

Research in Psychology at Kingston is organised into four research units. Each group provides a framework for research collaboration and the exchange of research ideas; each one organizes a programme of activities, meetings and internal peer review. A number of staff also organise their own research laboratories, with linked activities and events.


For more information about the groups please see our impact page.

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