World-leading research, with an interdisciplinary focus World-leading research, with an interdisciplinary focus

Since its establishment in 2012, the School has grown rapidly in size and reputation. The School of Psychology has enjoyed success in the Research Excellence Framework (2014); all of the research submitted was judged to be of international quality, with over 80% rated as world leading or internationally excellent.

The School has research strengths across a range of areas including language and cognitive processes; vision and action; developmental science; computational modeling; cognitive and affective neuroscience; social psychology and intergroup processes. More information about staff research interests and indicative publications can be found on the staff profile pages.

World-leading research, with an interdisciplinary focus

Research in the School of Psychology is organised into three main groupings – the Cognition Action Perception group , the Developmental Science group, and the Social Cognition group. These groups meet regularly to discuss, present and plan research. In practice Faculty often participate in more than one research group, consonant with the view that the future of psychological science lies in bridging between disciplines to yield deep understanding of the processes that underlie and organize human behaviour.

Psychologists within the School also collaborate with a range of research centres and Schools across UEA, both within and between faculties. There is strong collaboration with psychologists in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in the Clinical Psychology Group 


All research within the School of Psychology adheres to the policies of the UEA research ethics committee. If you wish to get in touch with the School of Psychology ethics committee please send an email to: Staff and students of UEA can find instructions on applying to the ethics committee via the intranet here (if you have trouble with this link please contact the committee at the above address).

Cognition Action Perception Group (CAP)



Developmental Science Research Group



Social Cognition Research Group