School of Natural Sciences and Psychology

We're involved in extensive and diverse research

With an international reputation and an interdisciplinary approach, we are sought out to work on collaborative projects.

We have two research centres: the Research Centre for Brain and Behaviour and the Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology. We also conduct research in genetics, neurobiology, medical entomology, ecology, evolution, the environment and psychology.

Engagement and internationalisation

Our focus on major world issues such as health, conservation and sustainability, and climate change, in addition to key topics in evolution, human and animal behaviour, and the psychology of isolation and skills development as they relate to space exploration has led to the development of strong partnerships with external organisations globally. We are actively engaged with the main non-academic audiences for our research ranging from the general public (UK and international) to international non-governmental organisations, such as United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Health Organisation (WHO), European Space Agency (ESA), NASA, US Fisheries and Wildlife Service, and governments, including China, Uganda and Indonesia. Our researchers work at numerous archaeological and palaeontological sites to reconstruct the contexts of human evolution.

We have established close ties with:

And in the UK:

Researchers in psychology and neuroscience work with: