Our Research Themes

    Psychology research at Heriot-Watt University   is grouped by three main themes:Work, Society & Environment - Lifespan Health & Wellbeing - Cognition, Brain & Behaviour.

    Findings from psychology can impact people and society in a number of ways. Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, research in this theme explores behaviour in the workplace, assessing risk in the environment, and interventions to improve workplace performance.

    Staff to contact for this Research Theme:

    Edinburgh Campus
    Dr Mioara Christea
    Dr Maria Garraffa
    Dr Dasha Grajfoner
    Dr Terry Landown
    Dr Mel McKendrick
    Dr Lauren Potter
    Dr Monica Tamariz

    Dubai Campus
    Dr Cakil Agnew
    Lucy Bolton
    Dr Kirin Hilliar
    Dr Minu Mathews

    Malaysia Campus
    Dr Zuhrah Beevi
    Dr Ke Guek Nee
    Dr Malini Ratnasingam
    Dr Ron Salden
    Dr Mandy Shiet Ching Wong

    Issues explored in psychology are inherently linked to wellbeing across the lifespan, affecting fields from education to health. Research in this theme explores health-promotion activities in children and adolescents, healthy ageing and mental health issues in developmental conditions.

    Staff to contact for this Research Theme:

    Edinburgh Campus
    Dr Mioara Cristea
    Dr Louise Delicato
    Dr Michaela Dewar
    Dr Maria Garraffa
    Prof Alan Gow
    Dr Dasha Grajfoner
    Dr Dan Hale
    Dr Terry Lansdown
    Dr Mel McKendrick
    Dr Lauren Potter
    Dr Thusha Rajendran
    Dr Mary Stewart
    Dr Joseph Stubbersfield

    Dubai Campus
    Dr Cakil Agnew
    Dr Kirin Hilliar
    Dr Minu Mathews

    Malaysia Campus
    Dr Zuhrah Beevi
    Dr Ke Guek Nee
    Dr Ron Salden
    Dr Mandy Shiet Ching Wong

    Our brains and cognitive abilities develop from childhood through to old age. Research within this theme explores those changes in healthy children and adults, as well as developmental conditions, dementia and stroke. Research spans from language to social cognition, including memory, motor control and body representation. A strong aspect of this theme is theoretically-informed translational interventions, making use of state-of-the-art multidisciplinary techniques such as robotics and virtual reality.

    Staff to contact for this Research Theme:

    Edinburgh Campus
    Dr Louise Delicato
    Dr Micha Dewar
    Dr Maria Garraffa
    Prof Alan Gow
    Dr Terry Lansdown
    Dr Mel McKendrick
    Dr Lauren Potter
    Dr Thusha Rajendran
    Dr Anna Sedda
    Dr Mary Stewart
    Dr Joseph Stubbersfield
    Dr Monica Tamariz

    Dubai Campus
    Greg Fantham
    Dr Kirin Hilliar
    Dr Mercedes Sheen

    Malaysia Campus
    Dr Wei Lin Poh
    Dr Ron Salden

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