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Department of Psychology

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!

(3 Oct 2018) » More about The Experiences of University Students with Autism

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.

(16 Aug 2018) » More about Durham Psychology Staff secures ERC Starting Grant of £1.3m

Recent Publications

The Psychology Department is ranked highly in national and international league tables focusing on research power, teaching quality and student satisfaction. We are proud of our Athena Swan Silver Award which recognizes our sustained commitment to gender equality.

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Contact Details

Durham City
Psychology Department
Durham University
Science Laboratories
South Road
Tel:+44(0)191 3343240

Queen's Campus
Psychology Department
Durham University
Queen's Campus
University Boulevard
TS17 6BH
Tel:+44(0)191 3340101

Gold rated for teaching excellence and student outcomes

Durham subjects in QS World Subject Rankings Top 100

'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.

World leading research across all Durham University subjects

Durham University REF results