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Research

100% of our Impact was judged as world leading or internationally excellent*

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*according to the Times Higher Education (THE) analysis of the REF assessment.

We use a rigorous scientific approach to study the human mind, brain and behaviour.

Research is carried out by three distinctive but cross-disciplinary groups:

MK and MK

AR AVM

 LL SA TH

Applying the core principles of cognitive psychology, we explore how people come to make the important decisions in their everyday lives.

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Health and wellbeing across the lifespan, with an emphasis on translating research into clinical practice and health policy.

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Cognitive factors involved in the successful mastery of language and learning, and applying the language research to the classroom.

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With the latest facilities including our Driving Simulator we carry out:

  • field experiments
  • large longitudinal epidemiological studies
  • experimental psychology
  • cognitive research
  • quantitative and qualitative research
  • mathematical modelling including the use of network analyses, statistical bootstrapping, and computational simulations.