Research Facilities available to our students

The School of Psychology aims to undertake internationally leading research within the broad areas of cognition, neuroscience, vision and social psychology. We have an interdisciplinary research approach in which both fundamental and applied research questions are investigated.

As part of the College of Life Sciences, our research benefits from extensive collaborations with basic scientists, epidemiologists, health psychologists, ophthalmologists, and clinical practitioners. In addition we work with a significant number of government, public sector and industry partners including education providers, services allied to health and the legal system.

Our overarching research aim is to promote active research collaborations at both a national and international level.  The members of the School of Psychology are actively researching in multiple areas and are predominantly affiliated with the Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour.  Please see this link for further details.

 

Skalar IRIS Eyetracker in use
Skalar IRIS Eyetracker
Child participating in an experiment
Child participating in an experiment
Dual Purkinje image eyetracker
Dual Purkinje image eyetracker
A computer based experiment
A computer based experiment
Wooden blocks used in serial working memory experiments
Wooden blocks used in serial working memory experiments
Computerised serial working memory experiment
Computerised serial working memory experiment

Postgraduate facilities

The School provides extensive support to postgraduate students including the use of general postgraduate research facilities and access to a range of specialist research laboratories and equipment. All postgraduates have computer and email accounts that are accessible from any networked campus PC. E-mail, library and computing facilities can also be accessed off campus.

Computing and research facilities

There are computing laboratories and generic research laboratories that can be used for research, in addition to specialised laboratories operated by members of School. The computing laboratories contain approximately 60 networked PCs. Specialist laboratories contain a range of high-end equipment. In addition to the standard computing software, all PCs operate specialist software (for example E-Prime) for use in computer-based studies and can be interfaced with a manual or voice-activated response box or touch-sensitive monitors.

The School employs an internet-based management system to support the on-line recruitment of Undergraduate Psychology students as participants in research studies.

In addition, we have a dedicated virtual reality laboratory and dedicated laboratory facilities for research into interactive decision-making, specialist eye-tracking and vision laboratories, and dedicated laboratories for research into reading and language comprehension, memory, visual and auditory perception, and visual cognition.

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Funds to support research

Funding opportunities.

The School has limited funds to support research at several levels:

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Research review proforma

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