In the last Research Assessment Exercise (2008), half of the Department's research activity was rated as internationally excellent or world leading (4* or 3*) and placed well within the top third of UK institutions. The RAE 2008 noted strengths in the memory, autism and applied psychology areas and also noted that research income was strong. Some staff were also submitted under the Nursing & Midwifery unit of assessment which achieved an outstanding rating, placing City in the top five UK institutions in the Times Higher Education's league table.
Research is organised around research themes and there are several Research Units with additional Research Centres. The Department's general research is focused around the following research groups:
Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit
Counselling and Health Psychology
Decision Making and Behavioural Economics
- Organisational Psychology Research Group
- Centre for Performance at Work
- Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice