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From our Head of Department

Kia Nobre

At the Oxford Department of Experimental Psychology, our mission is to conduct world-leading experimental research to understand the psychological and neural mechanisms relevant to human behaviour. Wherever appropriate, we translate our findings into evidence-based public benefits in mental health and wellbeing, education, industry, and policy. We aim to provide our students with an inspiring and immersive scientific education, and to train the next generation of outstanding researchers with theoretical rigour and cutting-edge methodologies in an inclusive, diverse, and international environment. We are committed to helping individuals thrive in a community that is free from discrimination, harassment, and bullying; and in which people treat one another with respect and dignity in a mutually supportive manner.

Professor Kia Nobre


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Recent News

Impact of returning to school on adolescent mental health the subject of a new study

Researchers from Department of Experimental Psychology have found that, during lockdown, teenagers mental health is struggling compared to their parents.

Raised blood pressure and diabetes alter brain structure to slow thinking speed and memory

In a new study, neuroscientists in EP and NDCN have found that raised blood pressure and diabetes in mid-life alter brain structure to slow thinking speed and memory.

Enriching Engagement (Round 2) awardees announced

The awardees for the second round of the University of Oxford’s Enriching Engagement funding scheme have now been announced, including two projects from Experimental Psychology.

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