Psychological Sciences & HealthOur research

The Department of Psychological Sciences & Health has a vibrant multi-disciplinary research community who works together to conduct impactful and theoretically-driven research.

The Department is made up of the areas of Psychology, the Counselling Unit, Physical Activity for Health and Speech & Language Therapy. Together, we work on several cross-department research themes, including Health Behaviour Change and Ageing.

The Department is a Centre for Excellence in Research. For example, our REF submission was rated joint 11th in the UK (out of 91 universities) in the Times Higher Education REF tables for its overall research quality, and 92% of the outputs (papers) from the Unit submission were scored as Internationally Excellent or World Leading. Our UoA3 submission was the highest-performing Scottish institution in UoA3. The Allied Health submission was the joint highest impact quality profile in the UK (87.5% of our impact rated 'outstanding'; with impact from patients to populations, nationally and globally) and the joint highest environment quality profile in the UK (with 100% rated 'conducive to producing world-leading research - the highest possible quality profile) according to the Times Higher Education's grade point average calculations.

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We work across the three themes in UoA3 at Strathclyde: Medicines, Therapies and Diagnostics; Healthcare and Data Systems; Health Behaviours and Interventions.