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Department of Psychology

We are a thriving, research intensive department, conducting world class research across many areas of psychology including autism, memory, decision making and cognitive neuroscience. Students learn from active researchers and expert practitioners in range of innovative degree programmes.

The department is ranked 2nd in London according to the Guardian University Guide 2015, and among the top 25% in the UK. Students learn from and work with leading academics and skilled practitioners, and we have consistently high student satisfaction (94% satisfaction in the National Student Survey over the past three years).

The department produces research that is rated as being well within the top third of UK institutions (RAE 2008). Investment in recruiting researchers with established, recognised expertise over recent years has allowed the department to expand substantially, fostering a dynamic environment for research and learning.


Our education emphasises the application of Psychology to business and the professions - ensuring excellent graduate prospects - and staff are engaged in consultancies with the legal, political and financial services in London and further afield. City was one of the first universities to develop MSc and DPsych programmes in Health and Counselling Psychology, and have other popular postgraduate programmes in Organisational Psychology and Behavioural Economics.


The department's research is rated as internationally excellent or world leading (3* or 4*), placing it well within the top third of UK institutions (RAE 2008). A continuing and consistent investment in attracting researchers with established, recognised expertise has allowed the department to grow to approximately 26 full-time members of staff.

Our recent submission to the Research Excellence Framework saw more than double the number of staff being submitted compared to the previous assessment six years ago, and our reputation as an internationally recognised research-intensive department is growing rapidly.

The department is led by Professor Martin Conway, one of the foremost world experts in the field of autobiographical memory.


Members of staff

Head of Department

Academic Staff

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Professional services staff

Professor Martin Conway