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Sharing expertise across a broad range of specialist areas.



The Psychology Team| offers a rich and variegated cutting-edge research, with expertise extending across several key themes: Health Psychology, Psychological Wellbeing, Cognition, Cyberpsychology, Individual Differences, and Identity.

Members of the division publish in prestigious outlets, including Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Appetite, Maternal and Child Nutrition, Cognition & Emotion, Computers in Human Behavior, and British Journal of Social Psychology.

Research in the Division of Psychology has been funded by the ESRC, AHRC, the Leverhulme Trust, Feeding for Life Foundation, the Experimental Psychology Society, and the Ministry of Defence, among others.

Profiles of psychology research staff are listed here|.

Sharing expertise

Psychology of health, wellbeing and lifespan development.

This focus covers issues of health in infants and new mothers, including feeding behaviour, health concerns in young people, communication in health care contexts, aggression in health and social care and the experience of illness and disability.

This focus also includes established interests in child and adult cognitive and personality development, but also embraces newly emerging concerns with mental health and well-being, as reflected in a new MSc course in Psychological Wellbeing| and a British Psychological Society accredited MSc in Health Psychology|.


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Division of Psychology

Led by: Dr Mark Scase|T: +44 (0)116 257 7811
E: mscase@dmu.ac.uk|

Psychology Research Group                                   

Led by: Dr Shira Elqayam|T: +44 (0)116 257 7850
E: selqayam@dmu.ac.uk|

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