Centre for Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology

Through innovative and diverse methods, we apply contemporary psychological theory and behavioural science to issues of wellbeing, health, social inclusion, cognition and behaviour change.

Find out more about the Centre for Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology including our recent projects and commercial services we offer.

Funding partners

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National Institute for Health Research

The nation's largest funder of health and care research.

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Erasmus+ Sport Programme of the European Commission

We support European partnerships in grassroots sport.

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Featured projects

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Project SAFE YOU

Assessing the psychological risk factors of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) in sport.

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Wellbeing of retired athletes

Developing an intervention to support elite athletes as they transition out of elite sport.

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Developing and an intervention to support adherence to treatment of Cystic Fibrosis.

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Professor Madelynne Arden

Director of Centre for Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology

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John Reidy

Dr John Reidy

Head of the Psychology, Sociology and Politics department

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Part of the Social and Economic research institute

We aim to address key social, economic and environmental challenges with our research.

Social and Economic Research Institute