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RESEARCH Impact

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.

Latest news

Building quality, diversity and publicity for mental health research

In a move that will transform future mental health research, Prof Elaine Fox has been made the national Mental Health Impact and Engagement Coordinator for UK Research and Innovation. Read more to find out more about what this means for supporting improved mental health research across the UK.

NIHR grant supports research into anxiety disorders in young children

Professor Cathy Creswell of the Departments of Experimental Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Oxford has been awarded a £2.5 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research to develop and evaluate procedures for identifying and treating anxiety disorders in primary school aged children.

BBC documentary on anxiety

As part of its Mental Health Season, BBC 1 showed their documentary on anxiety presented by Great British Bake Off Winner, Nadiya Hussain. The show featured Professor of Experimental Psychology, David Clark, who discusses with Nadiya the various features of anxiety.