As a multidisciplinary group, we work closely with other WMG research groups and external partners (including the NHS, overseas healthcare providers, and commercial and community organisations), to drive innovation across a broad range of sectors.
Current research areas include:
Applied behavioural and cognitive psychology
Key areas include: The application of psychological theory (e.g., decision making, motivation, nudge theory) to improve user/product engagement; to improve wellbeing of product users; and in product innovation.
Key areas of include: Empowering schools to deal with mental health issues (e.g., eating disorders; resilience); Understanding predictors of mental health problems; psychological interventions to reduce mental health problems. We have a particular focus on workplace mental health, adolescent mental health, eating disorders and obesity.
Workforce health and wellbeing
Key areas include: Development of novel assessment and intervention approaches to whole workforce well-being across a range of sectors to; improve mental and physical health, productivity and quality.
Skills training / education
Production of novel digital skills training courses across the three areas of activity (mental health; applied behavioural and cognitive psychology and workforce wellbeing).