The School has a variety of research activities spanning a diverse range of areas. The School is prominently associated with five research groups in the College: the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, the Childrens Research Centre, the Trinity College Centre for Global Health, the Trinity College Research Centre for Psychological Health and the Trinity College Centre for Innovative Human Systems.
The School is equipped with a computer laboratory, multi-media facilities, EEG and behavioural neuroscience laboratories, video-observation suites, sound attenuated experimental testing suites and fMRI analysis capability. There are ongoing innovative collaborations with hospitals and medical services. Members of the School consistently publish in high-impact international scientific journals and receive significant research funding from national and international sources.
Our Postgraduate Programme develops high calibre psychologists who advance psychological science and practice. Leading international experts provide excellent training in research methodology and foster academic excellence in a range of research areas on our M.Sc. and structured Ph.D. programmes. The School encourages active participation in national and international collaborations, and attracts many visiting academics and international graduate students.
The School runs an annual appraisal system for all postgraduate research students to support their progress throughout the course of their research. Two independent members of staff are assigned as the students appraisal committee at the beginning of their studies. As part of this system each student is required to present a progress report to their appraisal committee every year. In addition students must make a research presentation to academic staff and fellow research students in their first and last year of registration.
Postgraduate research students are expected to attend the Schools research seminars, which take place on a regular basis during the teaching terms.