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.
Staff v Student Dodgeball Match
Congratulations to the students, who won a closely contested dodgeball competition by 3 games to 2 against the Psychology Staff and Postgrads. Thanks to the Psychology Society who organised the game as part of their fundraising for RT Projects.
(29 Nov 2018) » More about Staff v Student Dodgeball Match
Inaugural Durham 'Computational Biology' symposium
The interdisciplinary ‘Computational Biology’ research group (previously ‘Computational Neuroscience’ group) is holding their first cross-departmental symposium on 14th November 2018, with flash-talks, discussions and an invited keynote speaker (Professor Netta Cohen University of Leeds).
(15 Nov 2018) » More about Inaugural Durham 'Computational Biology' symposium
- Staff v Student Dodgeball Match
- Inaugural Durham 'Computational Biology' symposium
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- 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
- Thomson, Nicholas D., Kiehl, Kent A. & Bjork, James M. (2019). Violence and aggression in young women: The importance of psychopathy and neurobiological function. Physiology & Behavior 201: 130-138.
- Remington, A., Hanley, M., O’Brien, S., Riby, D. M. & Swettenham, J. (2019). Implications of capacity in the classroom: Simplifying tasks for autistic children may not be the answer. Research in Developmental Disabilities 85: 197-204.
- Buckley, Matthew G., Smith, Alastair D. & Haselgrove, Mark (2019). Thinking outside of the box II: Disrupting the cognitive map. Cognitive Psychology 108: 22-41.
- Hausmann, M., Brysbaert, M., Van der Haegen, L., Lewald, J., Specht, K., Hirnstein, M., Willemin, J., Barton, J., Buchilly, D., Chmetz, F., Roch, M., Brederoo, S., Dael, N. & Mohr, C. (2019). Language lateralisation measured across linguistic and national boundaries. Cortex 111: 134-147.
- Reissland, Nadja, Makhmud, Akerke & Froggatt, Suzanne (2019). Comparing a fetus diagnosed with Prader-Willi-syndrome with non-affected foetuses during light and sound stimulation using 4D ultrasound. Acta Paediatrica 108(2): 375-376.
Friday 25 January 2019
- Selma Dündar-Coecke & Professor Andrew Tolmie, University College London 3:00pm to 4:00pm, L48 Psychology Building
Friday 1 February 2019
- Professor Marina Bloj, University of Bradford 3:00pm to 4:00pm, L48 Psychology Building
Friday 8 February 2019
- Nazire Duran & Jasmine Strickland, Durham University 3:00pm to 4:00pm, L48 Psychology Building
Friday 15 February 2019
- Professor Hanna Zagefka, Royal Holloway 3:00pm to 4:00pm, L48 Psychology Building
Friday 22 February 2019
- Rachel Mobray & Josefina Castillo-Serrano, Durham University 3:00pm to 4:00pm, L48 Psychology Building
'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: