All our Psychology Research at Heriot-Watt University is conducted within the Centre for Applied Behavioural Sciences (CABS).
Research in CABS is grouped by three main themes:

Work, Society & Environment – Lifespan Health & Wellbeing – Cognition, Brain & Behaviour.

Cognition, Brain and Behaviour
Our brains and cognitive abilities develop from childhood through to old age. Research within this theme explores those changes in healthy children and adults, as well as developmental conditions, dementia and stroke. Research spans from language to social cognition, including memory, motor control and body representation. A strong aspect of this theme is theoretically-informed translational interventions, making use of state-of-the-art multidisciplinary techniques such as robotics and virtual reality.
Staff to contact for this Research Theme:

Edinburgh Campus
Dr Louise Delicato
Dr Micha Dewar
Prof Alan Gow
Dr Terry Lansdown
Dr Mel McKendrick
Dr Lauren Potter
Prof Thusha Rajendran
Dr Anna Sedda
Dr Mary Stewart
Dr Monica Tamariz

Dubai Campus
Greg Fantham
Dr Kirin Hilliar
Dr Mercedes Sheen

Malaysia Campus
Dr Wei Lin Poh
Dr Ron Salden

Lifespan Health & Wellbeing
Issues explored in psychology are inherently linked to wellbeing across the lifespan, affecting fields from education to health. Research in this theme explores health-promotion activities in children and adolescents, healthy ageing and mental health issues in developmental conditions.
Staff to contact for this Research Theme:

Edinburgh Campus
Dr Mioara Cristea
Dr Louise Delicato
Dr Michaela Dewar
Prof Alan Gow
Dr Dasha Grajfoner
Dr Dan Hale
Dr Terry Lansdown
Dr Mel McKendrick
Dr Lauren Potter
Prof Thusha Rajendran
Dr Mary Stewart

Dubai Campus
Dr Cakil Agnew
Dr Kirin Hilliar
Dr Minu Mathews

Malaysia Campus
Dr Zuhrah Beevi
Dr Ke Guek Nee
Dr Ron Salden
Dr Mandy Shiet Ching Wong
Work, Society & Environment
Findings from psychology can impact people and society in a number of ways. Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, research in this theme explores behaviour in the workplace, assessing risk in the environment, and interventions to improve workplace performance.
Staff to contact for this Research Theme:

Edinburgh Campus
Dr Mioara Christea
Dr Dasha Grajfoner
Dr Terry Landown
Dr Mel McKendrick
Dr Lauren Potter
Dr Monica Tamariz

Dubai Campus
Dr Cakil Agnew
Lucy Bolton
Dr Kirin Hilliar
Dr Minu Mathews

Malaysia Campus
Dr Zuhrah Beevi
Dr Ke Guek Nee
Dr Malini Ratnasingam
Dr Ron Salden
Dr Mandy Shiet Ching Wong