School Of Psychological Sciences And Health

Organisational unit: School

Organisation profile

The School of Psychological Sciences and Health comprises four disciplines; psychology, speech and language therapy, counselling and physical activity for health.  Within each discipline there are a number of research areas and themes as outlined below.

 

Psychology: Development

  • Educational psychology
  • Language development and language delay
  • Social and communicative development
  • Media use by young people
  • Development of stereotypes
  • Adolescent well-being
  • Parenting
  • Memory  and executive function development  in children
  • Developmental disability

Psychology: Cognition

  • Language production
  • Referential communication
  • Oculomotor control
  • Hemi-spatial neglect
  • Perceptual and attentional biases
  • Mood regulation
  • Neuropsychology of personality
  • Implicit learning and memory
  • Skill learning and motor control
  • Face perception
  • Working memory

Psychology: Health

  • Chronic illness
  • Disability
  • Behaviour change
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Healthy ageing
  • Brain injury rehabilitation
  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Traffic accidents, analysis and  prevention

Physical Activity for Health

  • Developing  and testing physical activity  interventions
  • Physical activity across the lifespan
  • Sedentary behaviour patterns and health
  • Physical activity promotion in people with Type 2 diabetes
  • Prevention and treatment of childhood obesity in the developed and developing world
  • Physical activity and the aetiology of childhood obesity

Speech and Language Therapy

  • Motor speech disorders
  • Prosody
  • Neurological communication disorders
  • Language impairment and interventions
  • Child speech and language

Counselling

  • Counselling in schools
  • Existential therapy
  • Person-centred  therapy
  • Counselling training

 

Activities

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  1. BAAP Colloquium 2018 (Event)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workMembership of peer review panel or committee

  2. BMC Psychology (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial board member

  3. British Academy (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

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Impact

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  1. Scottish Campaign Manager for The Somerville Foundation

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalHealth and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

  2. Scarred FOR Life, Photography Exhibition

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalPublic understanding, information and debate, Culture and creativity, Quality of life and safety, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

  3. Developing training in counselling and the establishment of counselling profession in developing countries

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalHealth and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

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