Department of Psychology
We are amongst the Top 10 Psychology Departments in the UK with an outstanding academic staff highly rated for both teaching and research and are consistently ranked as one of the best Psychology departments for employability. In the REF 2014 ranking for Psychology, Neuroscience and Psychiatry, 83% of our research was assessed as “internationally excellent quality” or “world leading". We are a collegiate and welcoming department committed to success for all who work here. One mark of our commitment is our Athena Swan Silver Award which the department received in 2013 and was renewed in 2017.
The Experiences of University Students with Autism
A newly published study by PhD student Emine Gurbuz, Professor Debbie Riby, and Dr Mary Hanley has focused on the academic and social experiences of university students with Autism. This timely, open access paper has been downloaded over 570 times in the first month of its’ publication!
Durham Psychology Staff secures ERC Starting Grant of £1.3m
Dr Zanna Clay has been successful in securing an ERC Starting Grant of €1,499,829 (£1,336,153) for her project: EMPORIGIN - Comparative development investigation into the Origins of Empathy.
- The Experiences of University Students with Autism
- Durham Psychology Staff secures ERC Starting Grant of £1.3m
- Congratulations Dr Sarah Weber!
- Durham Psychology staff awarded a Leverhulme Trust Fellowship
- Durham Psychology Staff has been Appointed Next Director of NINE DTP
- PhD students win joint 1st prize for presentations at Wolfson Early Career Researcher Conference
- Joint first prize for collaborative research on mental imagery
- Reissland, N., Froggatt, S., Reames, E. & Girkin, J. (2018). Effects of maternal anxiety and depression on fetal neuro-development. Journal of Affective Disorders 241: 469-474.
- Mora, Laura, Cowie, Dorothy, Banissy, Michael J. & Cocchini, Gianna (2018). My true face: Unmasking one's own face representation. Acta Psychologica 191: 63-68.
- Leach, S. & Weick, M. (2018). From grumpy to cheerful (and back): How power impacts mood in and across different contexts. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 79: 107-114.
- Seel, S.V., Eacott, M.J., Langston, R.F. & Easton, A. (2018). Cholinergic input to the hippocampus is not required for a model of episodic memory in the rat, even with multiple consecutive events. Behavioural Brain Research 354: 48-54.
- Wiese, H, Chan, CYX & Tüttenberg, SC (2018). Properties of Familiar Face Representations: Only Contrast Positive Faces Contain All Information Necessary for Efficient Recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
Friday 19 October 2018
- The approximate number system and the mental number line metaphor in numerical cognition 3:00pm to 4:00pm, L48 Psychology Building , Professor Klaus Willmes. University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Germany
Friday 26 October 2018
- Children's imaginative thinking about reality 3:00pm to 4:00pm, L48 Psychology Building, Dr Sarah Beck; University of Birmingham, UK
Friday 2 November 2018
- Self-other processing across the lifespan 3:00pm to 4:00pm, L48 Psychology Building, Dr Andrew Martin, University of Queensland, Australia
Friday 9 November 2018
- Emotion Processing in Homo and Pan 3:00pm to 4:00pm, L48 Psychology Building, Dr Mariska Kret, University of Leiden, Netherlands
Friday 16 November 2018
- Professor Phillippa Diedrichs, University of West England, UK 3:00pm to 4:00pm, L48 Psychology Building, Professor Phillippa Diedrichs, University of West England, UK
'Athena Swan Silver Award'
In May 2017 the Department of Psychology was delighted to achieve the 'Athena Swan Silver Award' recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in STEMM academia. For more information please follow link.
Research Institutes involving members of the Psychology Department: