University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde


Research areas include: research into interactive learning: ongoing projects include peer- and expert-support in learning of science, mathematics and literacy; fostering children's prosocial behaviour through peer interaction; computer-mediated communication in higher education; teamwork in industrial contexts; gender issues in classroom interaction; social constraints on collaborative discourse; peer critiquing and acquisition of critical thinking skills; applied social psychology: research interests include health, substance use and criminal behaviour; suicide and attempted suicide; problems of alcohol in the workplace; problem drug use; problems relating to human factors and safety issues arising in nuclear industry and on railways; developmental and educational psychology: research concerned with children's development and education; role of parents in pre-school education; children's language acquisition (including the acquisition of syntax, semantics, discourse competence and literacy); language impairment; development of measures of children's theory of mind and interpersonal awareness; bullying and prosocial behaviour; children's skills as witnesses; object relations and the development of personality; conceptual structure in childhood and adolescence; road user behaviour: work focuses on the nature and development of perceptual and cognitive skills needed to cope with traffic; neuropsychology: visuospatial and visuomotor function (including sports and exercise); neuropsychology of frontal lobe function; memory function in amnesia and depression; psycho-pharmacology of depression.

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Sponsorship information

University studentships available by competition for MRes and PhD; Department has Mode A recognition for ESRC studentships; application by end of March is recommended if funding is to be bid for.

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland

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Telephone number: 
0141 548 3195