Psychology Department research
The Psychology Department has a strong and multi-stranded international reputation for its research in clinical, health, forensic and neuropsychology. Our research spans the range of translational approaches: from the study of basic cognitive and emotional processes in healthy individuals and in those with psychiatric and neurological disorders and physical health conditions, to the development, evaluation and implementation of novel therapies in diverse clinical populations. Much of this research is founded within a continuum model where abnormal (clinically defined) emotion, cognition and behaviour are manifest in milder forms in the general population. The study of such phenomenon across the spectrum informs our understanding of normal processes and how they present clinically.
Our research is undertaken in close collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines across the IoPPN and elsewhere in King's College London as well as a wider network of national and international collaborations. Individual members of staff within the Department will often work across two or more research areas, providing links common approaches to bear on a range of different problems.
Much of the research conducted by individual staff and research groups falls within a number of areas. These do not define strict boundaries in how research activity and staff are organised and there is frequent overlap and cross-over between areas: