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.
Durham Psychology Staff has been Appointed Next Director of NINE DTP
Dr Debbie Riby from the Department of Psychology has been appointed by the University and the ESRC as the next Director of the NINE DTP – the ESRC-funded doctoral training partnership for Northern Ireland and North East England.
Joint first prize for collaborative research on mental imagery
Dr Ben Alderson-Day, Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Psychology, was awarded joint first prize at the Durham University’s Research Staff Awards for his collaborative work with Dr Marco Bernini (Department of English Studies) on the Hearing the Voice project at Durham.
Psychology's Head of Department to Play Key Role in Major National Assessment of Research Excellence
Our Head of Department, Professor Richard Crisp, has been appointed to assess the quality of psychological research across the UK in the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework (REF).
- 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
- Congratulations Dr Hue San Kuay!
- Congratulations Dr Hoshiar Muhammad!
- Psychology's Head of Department to Play Key Role in Major National Assessment of Research Excellence
- Queen's Campus Relocation Update
- Yu, X.L., Thaler, L., Baker, C.J., Smith, G.E. & Zhao, L.S. (2018). Human echolocation: 2D shape discrimination using features extracted from acoustic echoes. Electronics Letters 54(12): 785-787.
- Negen, J., Roome, H.E., Keenaghan, S. & Nardini, M. (2018). Effects of two-dimensional versus three-dimensional landmark geometry and layout on young children’s recall of locations from new viewpoints. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 170: 1-29.
- Jenkins, Michael, Grubert, Anna & Eimer, Martin (2018). Category-based attentional guidance can operate in parallel for multiple target objects. Biological Psychology 135: 211-219.
- Hjelmervik, H., Hausmann, M., Craven, A. R., Hirnstein, M., Hugdahl, K. & Specht, K. (2018). Sex- and sex hormone-related variations in energy-metabolic frontal brain asymmetries: A magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. Neuroimage 172: 817-825.
- Cowie, D., McKenna, A., Bremner, A. & Aspell, J. (2018). The development of bodily self-consciousness: Changing responses to the Full Body Illusion in childhood. Developmental Science 21(3): e12557.
'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: