Our department was ranked first nationwide in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We have over 20 groups performing ground-breaking basic and translational research.
We are proud to be one of the leading psychology departments worldwide. We provide exceptional educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students alike through taught and research-based programs.Learn
Members of our department engage frequently with the public to disseminate their research findings. We contribute evidence-based impacts in mental healthcare, education, industry, and policy.Get involved
From our Head of Department
At the Oxford Department of Experimental Psychology, we have two mutually reinforcing objectives – in scientific research and education. Our mission is to conduct world-leading experimental research to understand the psychological and neural mechanisms relevant to human behaviour. Wherever appropriate, we will translate our findings into evidence-based public benefits in mental health and wellbeing, education, industry, and policy. We aim to provide an inspiring and immersive scientific education to our students and to train the next generation of outstanding researchers and scholars within a theoretically rigorous, methodologically cutting-edge, international, diverse, and collaborative environment.
The Impact of Our Work
Oxford Cognitive Screen
The Translational Neuropsychology Research Group, led by Dr Nele Demeyere, developed the Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS) as a brief stroke-specific cognitive screen to pick up common post-stroke cognitive problems.Read more
Why are we all so different?
The Oxford Study of Children's Communication Impairments, led by Professor Dorothy Bishop, developed a booklet to provide guidance for parents who decide to disclose a Trisomy X or XYY diagnosis to their child or others.Read more
The Oxford Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict, led by Professor Miles Hewstone, focuses on the social-psychological study of intergroup conflict and contributes to educational policies and community relations.
Events and Seminars
We welcome applications from talented, well-qualified people interested in undertaking and supporting the highest quality research in psychology and other related fields.Current Vacancies