ARU Centre for Societies and Groups

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The ARU Centre for Societies and Groups (ARU-CSG) brings together researchers and scholars who have an interest in the well-being of individuals, social groups, and populations.

We focus on exploring how individuals make sense of their selves and the worlds they inhabit, as well as wider social practices and discourses that have an impact on psychological health and well-being.

Our mission is to conduct inter-disciplinary, theoretically diverse, and multi-methodological (both quantitative and qualitative) research across a wide range of individual, community, healthcare, and societal contexts. Staff associated with the ARU-CSG produce original research that responds to real-world problems, with an aim to inform public policy and practice, and effect change in the wider public.

Research activities are centred on the following areas:

We offer a Psychology PhD. We have also identified a range of innovative research project opportunities for postgraduate researchers.

Contact the Centre Directors, Prof Viren Swami or Dr Magdalena Zawisza, for enquiries and further information: [email protected] or [email protected].