Research in Psychology

As a School of Applied Psychology with a vigorous program of research we have research laboratories and facilities, some of which are shared between groups.  Our research is organised around four research challenges that reflect the expertise and interests of current staff and contemporary themes in Applied Psychology.  These challenges are:

People and Technology
Advances in Assessment
Resiliance and Transition
Successful Sustainable Aging

The research challenges implements the School's strategic objective: "To establish and maintain an international reputation for research excellence, and the usefulness of that research, in designated area of applied psychology".

Each research challenge is linked to a programme of thematic development and mentoring, shared research and publication, and a quest for research funding. The research experience also contributes to teaching to help our lectures to be well informed and state of the art.

Each challenges has a research leader, who in each case is a researcher with an established international reputation. All members of staff are primary members of one thematic grouping; some members of staff are secondary members of another thematic grouping.

Once a week during term, there is a departmental seminar by a member of staff or an invited guest. All UCC staff and students are welcome to attend these seminars; if you are from outside of UCC please contact Dr Conor Linehan ( for information about attending.



School of Applied Psychology

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