The School of Psychology conducts research under the structure of one research cluster entitled Behavioural Sciences. A key feature of our research programme is the leadership the School provides in multi-disciplinary collaborations that address key challenges in society.
The School conducts fundamental and applied psychological research that has both a regional legacy in Northern Ireland and a global resonance, addressing important societal challenges. We achieve this through our four interlinked research themes: Development and Cognition; Health, Welfare and Clinical Psychology; Perception and Action; and Social Psychology.
- Our research is facilitated through the development of meaningful and long-term partnerships with non-academic organisations, and both international and interdisciplinary collaborations.
- This strategy has enabled us to secure funding from a diverse range of sources, including UK central government bodies, local authorities, health and hospital authorities (e.g. Department of Health; PHA; NIHR), UKRI funders (e.g. AHRC; ESRC; and EPSRC; GCRF Newton), UK-based charities (e.g. Cancer Research UK; Forces in Mind; Leverhulme Trust; Nuffield Foundation; Royal British Legion; the Wellcome Trust; and the Templeton Foundation), EU government bodies (ERC; SEUPB), and UK industry (e.g. Aperture, IVA; Sensum).
- Our research is responsive to new and emerging challenges, for example understanding the challenges posted by social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic and developing evidence-based guidelines for how to stay healthy duriong this time.
Professor Rhiannon Turner, Director of Research
The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - DClinPSY
The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course provides professional training in clinical psychology for those entering the profession. The course provides trainees with a broad range of psychological expertise based on academic knowledge, research and clinical skills.
The Doctorate in Educational, Child and Adolescent Psychology - DECAP
DECAP is a three year (36 month) postgraduate professional training course, approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for chartered status and for employment as a qualified educational psychologist. The course is based in the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast and placements are undertaken in a variety of educational, health or community settings.
Community-based mental health and well-being interventions for older adults in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis
- Clarissa Giebel
- Mark Gabbay
- Ross White
- 28 September 2022
Risk factors for mental disorder development in asylum seekers and refugees resettled in Western Europe and Turkey: participant-level analysis of two large prevention studies
- Corrado Barbui
- Ross White
Attention and social communication skills of very preterm infants after training attention control: Bayesian analyses of a feasibility study
- Oliver Perra
- Fiona Alderdice
- David Sweet
- Alison McNulty
- Matthew Johnston
- Delfina Bilello
- Kostas Papageorgiou
- Sam Wass
- 21 September 2022
Future research direction in Psychology
Building on our research strengths we will work collaboratively to address global societal challenges related to mental health and health-related behaviours, and equality, diversity and inclusion.
The school will continue to work closely with our already strong and growing network of community stakeholders undertaking research to inform policy and practice on the ground.