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Our clinics

The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences is home to two NHS-partnered clinics as well as an independent autism centre.

Our public-facing clinics not only enrich our School’s teaching and research but help provide invaluable support and treatment to the local community.

Speech and Language Therapy Clinic

The Speech and Language Therapy Clinic is a free, independent clinic that runs during the academic year. It is open to adult and paediatric patients with a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties.

Client feedback for the Speech and Language Therapy Clinic

“I brought a little girl to you who didn’t speak. 13 months later, she is able to interact and communicate her needs and desires. Please know that the work you do is life-changing.”

Anxiety and Depression in Young People Research Unit

The Anxiety and Depression in Young People (AnDY) Research Unit assesses and treats seven to 17 year olds for anxiety and depressive disorders. It also researches the development, maintenance and treatment of these disorders.

Centre for Autism

The Centre for Autism is a regional hub for clinical services and autism research. It offers autism diagnostic services and interventions, as well as tailored training and consultation for various organisations.

Our research centres

Our research centres have an international reputation for research in areas including child development and psychopathology, neuroscience, and clinical training.

Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism

Our School plays a leading role in the interdisciplinary Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM). CeLM brings together linguists, psychologists, neuroscientists, and educationalists across the University. 

Its mission is to investigate language, literacy, and multilingualism across the lifespan, and to engage with practitioners and the general public in the co-creation and dissemination of research. 

Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics

Researchers at the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics (CINN) use multi-modal imaging and high-level computational modelling to improve our understanding of human cognition.

Equipped with modern neuroimaging facilities, we are helping develop new ways of dealing with global challenges such as autism, obesity and cognitive decline.

Charlie Waller Institute

The Charlie Waller Institute undertakes research on effective psychological interventions, with a particular focus on treatments for young people.

It is a leading provider of training in evidence-based psychological treatments, and is a chosen supplier for the NHS.


Clinical training

Students within the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences benefit from studying within an active clinical environment. Research from our clinics and centres ensures that students are informed of the latest theories and practice in clinical psychology.

Psychology and speech and language therapy students also have the option to carry out placements in our clinics and gain hands-on experience.

"I benefited – and still benefit – from being able to work with and learn from a large, diverse group of service users and within a team alongside other high-intensity therapists, clinical psychologists and other psychological wellbeing practitioners (PWPs)."

Simon Brett, MSci Applied Psychology (Clinical) graduate

Read Simon Brett’s story about how his placement within the AnDY Research Unit helped him succeed in a career as a PWP.

Our School also provides a variety of training for mental health professionals through the Charlie Waller Institute.

Our research

98% of our research is recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent (latest Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Our team

Meet our talented staff carrying out impactful research across a wide range of areas in psychology and clinical language sciences. 

Work with us

Form a partnership with us through student placements, custom research projects or consultancy. You can also access our facilities or enter a knowledge transfer partnership with us.
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