Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

Research in the School of Psychology and Sport Science

We're home to three research groups and a sport performance and exercise testing consultancy service.

Our ARU Centre for Societies and Groups carries out research in several areas, including gendered issues in advertising, determinants of food choice, victimisation and injustice, driving behaviour, the development of resilience, sexual and gender minority experiences, use of mental health services, intergroup conflict, the use of social media and digital technologies, and masculinities.

The main aim of our ARU Centre for Mind and Behaviour is to explore cognitive functions in the healthy human brain, to further our understanding of clinical conditions and to develop and promote more effective rehabilitation programmes.

Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences carries out research in sports psychology, physiology, biomechanics and coaching. Its accredited labs are home to the Performance and Exercise Testing Consultancy, which offers services to individual athletes and sports teams.

Postgraduate research

We offer two research programmes: a Psychology PhD and a Sport and Exercise Sciences PhD.

We've also identified a range of innovative research project opportunities in psychology and sport and exercise sciences.