The Department of Psychology is committed to producing theoretical and applied research of the highest quality. Our research activities are organised into the following research groups:
- Cognition, Emotion & Behaviour
- Expertise, Development & Neural Plasticity
- Multi-modal Communication
- Health, Lifestyles & Wellbeing
- Personalised Psychology
We have purpose-built laboratories which are equipped with sophisticated research technologies. For example, our researchers examine cognitive functioning and brain activity using state-of-the-art eye-trackers, Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS), and electroencephalography (EEG). We also use brain stimulation technology, such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). We have a VR suite, a ‘Bar lab’ for alcohol research, a range of behavioural testing suites, and social and infant observation labs. We also have Human Tissue Lab in which we can collect saliva, blood and tissue samples in accordance with the Human Tissue Act (2004). coordinated by the Edge Hill University Human Tissue Act Committee.
There is an online participation system to enable students to take part in research studies. We have had opportunities to offer a Paid Research Internship Scheme that provides students the opportunity to assist in research projects.