Impact is central to our mission and our world-leading research is carried out by academics who work at the forefront of their fields, committed to the highest-quality scientific investigation. We contribute to society through education, learning and research at the highest levels of international excellence.
We also collaborate with other universities, industry, healthcare providers and policy makers both nationally and internationally.
Below we feature a selection of case studies which illustrate how research carried out in the Department of Experimental Psychology is changing the world for the better and impacting on the lives of people in the UK and around the globe.
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.
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.
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
The Language and Cognitive Development Research Group, led by Professor Kate Nation, have worked closely with The Oxford Children’s Dictionaries Department at Oxford University Press to discover how children learn to read and write.