Research activities are an important part of our work in the Department of Psychology here at the University of Chester. We pride ourselves on having a supportive environment for those at all stages of their research career, and for conducting research that has real word impact. We have a growing postgraduate research student community, and our undergraduate students can get involved too: all of our research active staff supervise final year undergraduate and master’s degree dissertation projects, often leading to work used in scientific publications and presentations at national and international conference.

In the 2014 Research Excellent Framework assessment, 37% of our research activity was rated as ‘World-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.  Staff in the Department of Psychology returned a representative total of 49 journal articles, 2 impact case studies, and descriptions of our research environment.  Here’s how we were evaluated:

 You can find out more about our research facilities and our staff research groups using the links below:





Family, Infant and Child

Social and Evolutionary


(Including Psychosocial Oncology, Contextual Behavioural Science and Socio-Cognitive Aspects of Health and Wellbeing).

Research Impact