Our Research

We are proud of our research activity across a number of sub-disciplines in psychology including health and cyberpsychology.

Our Research

Cybermind Project:

Prof. Uther is part of a research team that successful secured funding (£31,000) from Innovate UK to conduct research from July 2020-March 2021 in the field of stress among Cybersecurity professionals. Read more here.

Investigating the interface between gambling and gaming:

Drs Lloyd (PI), Fullwood (co-I) and Prof Uther (co-I) from in the Centre for Psychological Research (CRUW cluster) have secured funding from GambleAware to run a multi-institution project exploring a potential mergence between gambling and gaming through chance-based micro-transactions in videogames. The project team includes external collaborators Drs Lloyd, Close and Smith (University of Plymouth), Dr Thomas Raymen (Northumbria University), Dr Chris Stiff (University of Keele) and Dr Jonathan Parke (Sophro). The funding is worth £300,321 over 18 months (Dec 2019 - June 2021) and employs Dr Laura Nicklin (formerly of University York) as a Research Associate to work with us for the duration of the project. Read more here. 

Exploring harmful [mis]information via normalised online violent content:

Dr Joanne Lloyd and Dr Laura Louise Nicklin from the Department of Psychology and the CRUW Cyberpsychology Research Cluster successfully secured $98,000 of research funding from Facebook’s Foundational Integrity Research: Misinformation and Polarization call, which received over 1,000 applications from around the globe. They will be conducting research into the viewing and sharing of extreme real-world violent content over social media, and its potential harms. Read more here.

The lived experience of family planning of female patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and their partners during key reproductive stages – a qualitative study - Funding brought by Satvinder Purewal (co-I) from Crohn’s and Colitis UK. £72,653.17, 2017.  Read more here.

Evaluating the efficacy of Active HERE - a brief, personalised physical activity intervention based on the health trainer model. Development and delivery of the programme was in Herefordshire, a large, rural English county, with a sizeable older and inactive adult population. Niall Galbraith and external partners Tiller Research (£42000.00, funded by Herefordshire Council and Sport England).