In the School of Psychology, we undertake interdisciplinary, world-leading research across a range of specialisms including childhood development, ageing, behaviour change, the central nervous system and its disorders, and psychological/physical health and wellbeing.
We have a strong track record of engaging with and delivering industry-facing projects, making a telling difference with our work. We are keen to work with industry to undertake applied research and innovation to address industry-driven challenges.
Potential funding sources for industry-linked research include:
- As collaborators/partners on research grant proposals eg BBSRC industry partnership awards, BBSRC LINK awards, MRC MICA, with regular calls throughout the year
- Innovate UK
- Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - a fund to strengthen UK science and business innovation to address the biggest challenges that society and industry face today
- Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - can focus on any technology or industry area, typically lasting one to three years. Funding helps to bring a graduate into a company to work on an innovation project, transferring knowledge from academia into the business to support growth and future development
- Access to innovation (eg Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnerships)
- CASE PhD studentships
- Research council Impact Accelerator Accounts, designed to support the translation of research council-funded research into application by industry (eg EPSRC IAA)
We also offer consultancy services and contract research and are able to offer access to our cutting-edge research facilities and equipment along with expert staff who manage these facilities. Cutting edge applied health interdisciplinary projects, through our well-established collaborative links with the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare are also possible.