Centre for Applied Psychology

The Centre for Applied Psychological research (CAPr) houses distinct yet intertwined research areas.

CAPr support high quality research in both established psychological domains as well as burgeoning areas that transcend traditional disciplinary constraints. The research centre is divided into six research groups:

  1. Applied Cognition and Technology
  2. Applications and Interventions in Positive Psychology
  3. Health and Well-Being
  4. Inequalities
  5. PRiDE: Psychological Research in Development and Education
  6. Applied Forensic Psychology
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Our Research Seminars

Find out about or exciting research seminar series, including upcoming events and additional information on the topics and speakers.
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Take part in our research!

The research we run in Psychology would not be possible without your help! Find out about which current research projects you could take part in.
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PhD Opportunities

We welcome PhD applications in all our areas of expertise.
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Our Staff

Find out more about the members of the Centre for applied Psychology.
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We house first class facilities to enable research activity across most areas of psychology. We have invested in a state of the art observation suite and adjoining video suite to allow audio and video recording of research participants, as well as having eye-tracking equipment. We also use several one-to-one research labs, as well as three large PC laboratories. We enable both real and virtual / simulated research data to be generated in our research facilities.

As well as laboratory-based work, we are able to conduct real-world research projects, collecting data from people and organisations in industries and communities. We have a good range of external organisations who collaborate with us. We value quantitative and qualitative research methodologies as equally important, and as such we are quickly able to deploy staff with appropriate research training, skills and techniques that are the most appropriate for the research topic being investigated.

Consultancy and Collaboration

Staff within the Department of Psychology are able to respond to the needs of organisations or external agencies who may require research studies or methodological advice. Birmingham City University encourages open partnerships with external organisations in order to provide academic quality research and solutions to real-world problems and questions.