Our Psychology PhD students are based within the School of Applied Social Science (SASS) at the University of Brighton’s Falmer campus. They join a School with a significant breadth and depth of Psychology provision and a stimulating programme of study at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
The school provides a vibrant environment for doctoral study, with opportunities to work with leading researchers in psychology and related disciplines and to make use of our excellent research facilities. In recent years we have significantly invested in research facilities, equipped with research-grade eye tracking and psychophysiology monitoring equipment, wearable cameras, and dedicated creative methods and qualitative research labs.
SASS is an interdisciplinary school of over 75 academic and research staff. Researchers tend to work collaboratively across multiple research groups in addressing challenges of social, health, psychological, spatial, and environmental injustice, seeking to transform policy and practice on global and more local scales.
We have nurtured partnerships with a range of organisations, locally, nationally and internationally including Age UK, Brighton and Hove City Council, the Sussex Partnership Trust, National Trust, Mind UK, the Hope Foundation (India), and University’s including Sussex, Leeds and Guelph (Canada)
Our research attracts funding from AHRC, ESRC, Wellcome Trust, NIHR, ERC Horizon 2020 and the Independent Social Research Foundation and others.
Within the school we work primarily in these Research and Enterprise Groups:
Mental health and emotional wellbeing REG
Care, ethics and participation REG
Cities and injustices REG
Depending on the nature of your PhD project, you will also be invited to become a member of one of the university’s Centres of Research and Enterprise Excellence (CORES):
Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics
Centre for Digital Media Cultures
Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics
Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender