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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

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

We are carefully monitoring the rapidly-evolving situation to protect the health and safety of staff, students, research participants and all those we come into contact with. Your well-being is at the heart of our policies and procedures.  For the latest advice, please check the University’s advice page, which is updated frequently to reflect guidance from the government and Public Health England

Because there is a lot of understandable anxiety, worry and uncertainty amongst our staff, students and the public, we've created a new COVID-19 Mental Health page as well as putting together some COVID-19 Resources. We hope you find them useful.

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