We have developed strong relationships with our local communities and organisations, with a specific focus on at-risk and vulnerable communities, such as children living in difficult environments, individuals experiencing mental ill-health, refugees, and people vulnerable to addictive behaviour.
We have invested in state-of-the-art equipment and facilities (e.g. multi-channel electroencephalogram (EEG), eye-tracking, virtual reality, and psychophysiology) and provide associated training to students and staff. We deliver opportunities for undergraduate students to gain valuable research experience through internships and research placements. This is part of our strong commitment to developing future research leaders. We have a vibrant and growing PhD student community - with many going on to secure prestigious post-doctoral positions and academic lectureships.
Our research with local communities delivers impact that is applied globally, leading to wide media coverage and securing major international and national grants (e.g. European Research Council, National Institute for Health Research, Economic and Social Research Council).
In the most recent national audit of research excellence, `REF 2021’, 92% of the research submitted from UEL Psychology was judged to be of international quality, with a 58% increase in volume since the previous audit in 2014.