Clinical Psychology


We conduct research across a wide range of topics in applied psychology with the aim of improving the mental health and wellbeing of people in Scotland and around the world.

We have a vibrant research culture in Clinical and Health Psychology, with a diverse group of internationally-recognised staff. We bring a strong ethos of applied research, focusing on studies with high potential for real world impact, made possible by our excellent research and knowledge exchange partnerships with the NHS, as well as with education and the third sector. Our collaborations are local, national and global. We also have a large cohort of talented research students who are training in advanced methods and conducting projects in collaboration with staff, our research groups and centres.

Whilst the core themes of our work are summarised here, if you are looking for specific expertise then please do also look at the research interests of our individual staff members, or specific research groups.

Forensic psychology

Understanding offending behaviour, often with regard to individuals with mental health problems or intellectual disabilities.

Applied developmental psychology

Applying theories and models from developmental psychology to community, education, mental health, social justice and social care settings.

Health psychology

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Applying psychological theory to healthy living, healthy attitudes and behaviours.

Psychological therapies and interventions

Designing and evaluating interventions for those experiencing, or at risk of, mental health problems.

Global mental health and wellbeing

Promoting mental health and wellbeing around the world.

Student research

Learn about the work being conducted by our PhD and MScR students

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