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 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
- Congratulations Dr Hue San Kuay!
- 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.
- 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.
- Limbach, Katharina, Kaufmann, Jürgen M., Wiese, Holger, Witte, Otto W. & Schweinberger, Stefan R. (2018). Enhancement of face-sensitive ERPs in older adults induced by face recognition training. Neuropsychologia 119: 197-213.
- Moseley, Peter, Alderson-Day, Ben, Kumar, Sukhbinder & Fernyhough, Charles (2018). Musical hallucinations, musical imagery, and earworms: A new phenomenological survey. Consciousness and Cognition 65: 83-94.
'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.
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