Reviewers praise School of Applied Psychology’s  strong supportive research culture and superb supervision and supports for postgraduate students ….

The 2014 Research Quality Review Panel report commends the School of Applied Psychology for its strong, supportive research culture and its superb supervision and supports provided to postgraduate students.

The Review Panel noted the areas of particular strength include the human computer interaction, childhood studies, psychophysiology, health psychology and aging and that researchers in the School disseminate their research widely, including high-impact factor journals, peer-reviewed and invited talks at research conferences, academic blogs and in applied and community settings…. publications included seminal books and peer–reviewed publications in high–impact factor journals. Many outputs were the product of national and international collaboration, which has been actively encouraged by the School’s research strategy.

Postgraduate research and training provided by the School are also highlighted in the report. This, the international peer reviewers commented, was demonstrated to be of an excellent standard…[with] transparent processes for rigorous supervision and monitoring. Completion rates are excellent…there is a vibrant community of PGR students that is clearly active at national and international level…[with] ’clear evidence of a strong, supportive research culture’….the School has doubled its PGR numbers since the last exercise and is rightly proud of its vibrant community of Research Students. The students benefit from new facilities located in the heart of the School. In these difficult times the School has prioritised expansion of PGR numbers alongside development of some excellent research laboratories, especially in the areas of driving simulation and psychophysiology.

Looking to the future the reviewers commented that the School has a strong sense of identity and a robust and supportive culture that provide optimism for future growth and development.

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For a full copy of the UCC 2014 Research Quality Review Exercise please click here[WA1] 


 [WA1]Link to RQR online report

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