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.
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.
From our Head of Department
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.
The Impact of Our Work
Events and Seminars
Departmental Seminar:Looking back to look forward: changes in the concept of autism, and implications for research
Thursday, 28 February 2019, 12pm to 1pm
Supporting Our Staff
We actively promote a family friendly working environment,equal opportunities and career development. The Department was awarded the Athena SWAN Silver Award in 2015.
We welcome applications from talented, well-qualified people interested in undertaking and supporting the highest quality research in psychology and other related fields.