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Working with business

As a leading research intensive University, we recognise the critical role that universities play in supporting the regional, national and international economy. With over 80 years of experience, the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences has a long tradition of working with business, industry and the public sector, in applying research to meet real world challenges.

We work with organisations of any size on both short and long term projects, and we are always looking to form new partnerships through providing student placements, designing custom research projects, offering consultancy, or forging knowledge transfer partnerships. We have a range of state-of-the-art research facilities to help you solve problems and build a competitive edge within your organisation. These include:

  • Brain imaging systems (3T Siemens Trio research, dedicated MRI scanner and EEG laboratory)
  • In-house Autism, Anxiety, Speech & Language Therapy and Dementia clinics
  • Eye-tracking and psychophysiology technologies
  • Drug and nutritional testing areas
  • Social observation rooms and testing suites for infants, children and adults.

Wscanner teche conduct internationally leading research in human development & ageing, clinical disorders, neuroscience, multilingualism, virtual reality and behaviour change. We also provide expertise in statistical analysis and study design (e.g. questionnaires, focus groups, and randomised controlled trials).


The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences fosters a culture that values and promotes the impact of its research, well beyond academia. We deliver services, research, and training that can make a real difference to your organisation. We develop close working partnerships with the range of businesses, industries, and third sector partners, to better understand their needs and to ensure that our research has real world benefits

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