University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Risk Analysis, Social Processes and Health

Research includes a range of basic and applied topics including emotion, violence, blood donation, public perceptions of new biotechnology, nuclear waste and the environment, and judgmental forecasting; the group is interested in understanding human decision making processes in relation to judgements about risk and health and safety issues; this involves applying theoretical models in applied settings (NHS hospital staff; private sector industry, patient groups) and conducting fundamental experimental work (gambling tasks; implicit attitudes); of particular theoretical interest to this group is the role played by emotions (Damasio's somatic markers hypothesis; appraisal tendencies hypothesis; attributional accounts; risk-as-feelings hypothesis); contextual variables (cueing; priming) and individual differences (normal personality; abnormal personality; and health anxiety).

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree either in psychology or in a related subject relevant to the chosen research area; where English is not 1st language IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 600 including the written test, is required.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 3,980 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,980 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator, School of Psychology
Telephone number: 
0115 951 5361