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What are our Global Research Priorities?

Our Global Research Priorities (GRPs) unite researchers to tackle pressing global issues.

They create challenge-focused communities, bringing together and supporting researchers from many different disciplines. From energy to health to sustainability, our ten GRPs address some of the planet's biggest challenges.

We have close partnerships with third parties, such as policy makers, charities and industry. We provide seed funding for projects, and facilitate networking opportunities and other research-related events throughout the year.

What are our areas of research?

Our research is focused on 12 main themes:

Behavioural Finance

Behavioural Finance looks to understand investment patterns and customer behaviours. Our researchers investigate trends in decisions investors make and the affect this has on stock markets.

Judgement and Decision making

Decision making is the result of cognitive and emotional processes, which determine the selection of a course of action among several alternatives.

Wellbeing

Understanding what drives wellbeing, how to measure it and how it interacts with other central socio-economic variables is an important part of the work of many behavioural scientists.

Behavioural Humanities

There is a long tradition of combining humanities with the behavioural and social sciences. This theme to encourage researches to draw links between art, music, literature and the behavioural and social sciences.

Strategic Thinking

Central to many disciplines is the problem of human interaction, which always involves strategic thinking, in which people consider ways to accommodate others preferences and to assist others to accommodate their preferences.
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Behavioural Change

The areas our researchers focus on are how the brain integrates information to evaluate experiences and risk; as well always striking a balance between stability and context sensitivity in judgment and choice.

Policing

Centre of Policing Research (COPR) is an interdisciplinary centre uniting researchers from across the University. The Centre has built a police force network across England and Wales and offers a new approach to policing research.

Art and Perception

How can science explain artistic perception? We examine how psychology has informed artists’ perception, and how it can explain their visual experience and the pictures that express this.

Neuroscience

Work in this area embodies a perfect example of the GRP’s aim of bringing together key researchers in neuroscience, the life sciences and behavioural science.

Climate Change

Our researchers seek to understand people's perception of climate change and the affect this may have on how economic policies are developed.

Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Behavioural science

Located at the intersection of behavioural science and data science, our researchers use language data in novel ways to solve difficult problems and aid understanding.

Inequality

Research in Inequality at Warwick is investigated across different disciplines of law, economics, and psychology.

Why behaviour, brain and society?

Global problems such as climate change, poverty, mental health, and economic stability all depend on human behaviour.

The Behaviour, Brain, and Society GRP is at the heart of enhancing and understanding human decision making and interactions with our environment.

Who is involved?

We have researchers from eight different departments. These include computer science, economics and psychology. We are experts in human behaviour. From how our brains work, to how societies behave.