School Of Psychological Sciences And Health

  • United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The School of Psychological Sciences and Health comprises four disciplines; psychology, speech and language therapy, counselling and physical activity for health.  Within each discipline there are a number of research areas and themes as outlined below.


Psychology: Development

  • Educational psychology
  • Language development and language delay
  • Social and communicative development
  • Media use by young people
  • Development of stereotypes
  • Adolescent well-being
  • Parenting
  • Memory  and executive function development  in children
  • Developmental disability

Psychology: Cognition

  • Language production
  • Referential communication
  • Oculomotor control
  • Hemi-spatial neglect
  • Perceptual and attentional biases
  • Mood regulation
  • Neuropsychology of personality
  • Implicit learning and memory
  • Skill learning and motor control
  • Face perception
  • Working memory

Psychology: Health

  • Chronic illness
  • Disability
  • Behaviour change
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Healthy ageing
  • Brain injury rehabilitation
  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Traffic accidents, analysis and  prevention

Physical Activity for Health

  • Developing  and testing physical activity  interventions
  • Physical activity across the lifespan
  • Sedentary behaviour patterns and health
  • Physical activity promotion in people with Type 2 diabetes
  • Prevention and treatment of childhood obesity in the developed and developing world
  • Physical activity and the aetiology of childhood obesity

Speech and Language Therapy

  • Motor speech disorders
  • Prosody
  • Neurological communication disorders
  • Language impairment and interventions
  • Child speech and language


  • Counselling in schools
  • Existential therapy
  • Person-centred  therapy
  • Counselling training


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Exercise Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
Language Medicine & Life Sciences
Psychology Medicine & Life Sciences
Aptitude Medicine & Life Sciences
Short-Term Memory Medicine & Life Sciences
Walking Medicine & Life Sciences
Scotland Medicine & Life Sciences

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Afnan Ahmed R Alhimaidi

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Zena Al-Sharbati

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Tony Anderson

Person: Teaching Only


Projects 2003 2021

Research Output 1990 2019

Open Access
Cerebral Palsy

Acquisition of new speech motor plans via articulatory visual biofeedback

Cleland, J. & Scobbie, J. M., 8 Feb 2018, (Accepted/In press) Speech Production and Perception: Learning and Memory. Fuchs, S., Cleland, J. & Rochet-Cappelan, A. (eds.). Berlin, Vol. 5, 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Dental Articulators
Electromagnetic Phenomena
Biofeedback (Psychology)

Adapting the Toybox obesity prevention intervention for use in Scottish preschools: protocol for a feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial

Malden, S., Hughes, A. R., Gibson, A-M., Bardid, F., Androutsos, O., De Craemer, M., Manios, Y., Summerbell, C., Cardon, G. & Reilly, J. J., 27 Oct 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 10 p., e023707

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Randomized Controlled Trials



Best Overall Teacher

Elizabeth Bonnar (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

BPS Award for Undergraduate Psychology 2009

Joanne Cummings (Recipient), 5 Apr 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 1983 2018

19th Biennial Conference on Motor Speech

van Brenk, F. J. (Invited speaker)
24 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

BMC Psychology (Journal)

Williams, L. (Associate Editor)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial board member

Medical Research Council (External organisation)

Dixon, D. (Advisor)
2018 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee


Adoption of behavioural roadside training programme improves children’s road crossing skills.

James Thomson (Participant), Andrew Tolmie (Participant), Hugh Foot (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation, Quality of life and safety


Developing training in counselling and the establishment of counselling profession in developing countries

Lucia Berdondini (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalHealth and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

Impact on policy, investment and provision of counselling services for young people in the UK

Mick Cooper (Participant), Lucia Berdondini (Participant), Lorna Carrick (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services