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From Synapses to Society: Psychology in a Multi-cultural World Research Track

Overview

Research Track 3 aims at maintaining excellence in conducting, publishing and communicating research in a number of research fields, ranging from Computational Neuroscience to Social Psychology.  RT3 brings together the research expertise of the two psychology departments of Sheffield, one located at Sheffield and one, the International Faculty, located in Thessaloniki.

Research Expertise

Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology

  • Cognitive interventions
  • Cognitive neuroscience of attention
  • Emotional processing
  • Executive functions and memory in brain-damaged patients

Computational Neuroscience & Robotics

  • Assistive robots
  • Computational models and brain functioning
  • Robotics and fundamental principles of neural processing

Systems Neuroscience

  • Neuroimaging
  • EEG and ERP approaches
  • In vivo preclinical physiology
  • Psychopharmacology

Developmental Psychology

  • Typical and atypical development
  • Interventions for improvement of spatial reasoning
  • Health and diabetes education

Social and Health Psychology

  • Prejudice and social Integration
  • Identity and health
  • Aging and sport
  • Quality of life in chronically-ill and healthy populations
  • Psychology of substance use and addictive behaviours
  • Smoking prevention
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Improved diet and exercise participation

Clinical and Counseling Psychology

  • Clinical health psychology
  • Continuum of cognitive processes
  • Cognitive rehabilitation in brain-damaged patients
  • Effectiveness of counselling
  • Intellectual & developmental disabilities
  • Psychological therapies
  • Training needs in counselling

Main Research Themes

Although Research Track 3 welcomes collaborations in a variety of expertise, it focuses on specific main research themes. The aim is to establish a clear research identity in the following themes by producing research and creating research collaborations in the following:  

  • Aging
  • Social integration
  • Health behaviours
  • Bilingualism
  • Cognitive development
  • Psychological therapies
  • Computational neuroscience & robotics
  • Systems neuroscience

Research Clusters

Research Projects

  • E-PROTECT

    Enhancing PROtection of Children – vicTims of crime
    Duration: 02/10/2017 - 01/10/2019
    Budget: 92.683 €
    Funding: EU DG Justice
  • ATSIV

    Advancing the Third Sector through Innovation and Variation
    Duration: 01/10/2016 - 30/09/2019
    Budget: 31.930 €
    Funding: ERASMUS+
  • HELPcare

    Health and socialcare workers: Employability Learning and Professionalisation
    Duration: 01/01/2015 - 30/12/2017
    Budget: 51.846 €
    Funding: Erasmus+
  • KEEP ME SAFE IN EUROPE

    Duration: 01/10/2014 - 30/09/2016
    Budget: 30.000 €
    Funding: Erasmus+
  • PrESS

    Promoting Sustainable SMEs
    Duration: 30/09/2013 - 30/09/2015
    Budget: 120.152 €
    Funding: LLL
  • ELIEMENTAL

    Breaking Down Barriers to Enterprise
    Duration: 31/12/2012 - 30/12/2015
    Budget: 63.237 €
    Funding: Leonardo da Vinci: Multilateral projects for developing of innovation
  • English in Europe: Opportunity or Threat?

    Duration: 02/01/2012 - 30/06/2014
    Budget: 15.000 €
    Funding: Funded by The Leverhulme Trust
  • ELIE

    Employability: Learning through International Entrepreneurship
    Duration: 01/10/2010 - 30/09/2012
    Budget: 46.784 €
    Funding: Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP), European Commission
  • LRE

    Language Rich Europe
    Duration: 28/02/2010 - 27/02/2013
    Budget: 16.000 €
    Funding: Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP), European Commission
  • YOU RESPOND

    Developing a good practice guide and training manual for young people's participation in research, policy and practice developments to prevent and combat violence
    Duration: 01/01/2009 - 31/12/2010
    Budget: 75.610 €
    Funding: DAPHNE III programme, DG Justice, Freedom and Security, European Commission (Contract number: JLS/2007/DAP-1/212)
  • SPiB

    Smoking Prevention in the Balkans
    Duration: 01/10/2007 - 30/09/2010
    Budget: 22.000 €
    Funding: Cancer Research UK - Tobacco Advisory Group (TAG)

Research Track Leaders

  • Dr Vassilis Chatzimpyros, The University of Sheffield, International Faculty - CITY College, Psychology Department
  • Prof Paul Overton, The University of Sheffield, Faculty of Science, Department of Psychology

Research Track Members

Research Track Publications

Click here to view publications by researchers in this Research Track

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