Clinical Psychology


The research interests of the Clinical and Health Psychology department include national and international collaborations, with many projects involving NHS partnerships.

There are three main research groups within the department: health conditions and behaviours, applied developmental psychology and forensic psychology.

The department also has a large number of research students involved in MSc, PhD and Doctoral research projects, many of which are conducted in collaboration with NHS partners in regions across Scotland.

Health and behaviour

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The health conditions and behaviour research group is interested in applying psychological theory to healthy living, healthy attitudes and behaviours, often in the context of chronic health conditions.

Applied developmental psychology

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The Applied Developmental Psychology group is interested in the application of developmental psychology theories and models, which are applied in community, education, mental health, social justice and social care settings.

Forensic psychology

The forensic psychology group is interested in offending behaviour, often with regard to individuals with mental illness or intellectual disabilities.

Student research

The department of Clinical and Health Psychology has a large number of research students involved in a variety of projects.