Applied, Clinical and Health Psychology
The Applied, Clinical and Health Psychology Research Group Co-ordinator is Dr Amanda Ellison.
The members of this research group cover a wide variety of topics aimed at understanding various intrapersonal-relationships both familial (such as mother and baby, both prenatal and postnatal) and social. Particularly important are issues related to the effect of malnutrition and eating disorders, maternal stress (both prenatal and postnatal) and early social relationships on cognitive, social and emotional development in children. In addition, we examine the cognitive development of children in relation to their educational attainment. Social issues such as stereotype threat, risk and value benefit in health and safety and understanding the foundations of children and young people in crime and their reoffending forms another strand of research in this group. We also examine the verbal mediation of cognition (particularly in pathologies such as schizophrenia) and evaluate the application and efficacy of neurorehabilitation following brain damage. These investigations have had impacts on governmental policy formation as well as NHS and educational procedures throughout the country.