Centre for Applied Psychological Research

David Peebles


The Centre for Applied Psychological Research (CAPR) has a international reputation for innovative, interdisciplinary research covering a wide range of issues, with a particular emphasis on applied cognitive science, the psychology of health and well-being, and criminal, investigative and forensic psychology.

CAPR provides a vibrant and supportive environment for the development of interdisciplinary relationships and activities.  Research in the Centre is particularly aimed at applying the theories and methods of psychology to solve real-world problems and inform professional practice and policy.  Recent research projects conducted by Centre members have been funded by the European Union, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Macmillan Cancer Support, Diabetes UK, local NHS Trusts, the Higher Education Academy, English Institute of Sport, and the UK Government's Department for Transport and Ministry of Defence.

The Centre also has a strong interest in the development and dissemination of both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Members have produced web-based resources on methods such as Template Analysis and Grounded Theory, and lead the Quantitative Research Methods Training Unit (QRM-TU) https://www.hud.ac.uk/hhs/qrmtu/

Members of the Centre include full-time research staff, academic staff in the Department of Psychology, visiting and emeritus scholars and a large group of full and part-time postgraduate research students.  I hope you enjoy reading about the work we do within the Centre.  Please contact us if you require any further information.

Dr David Peebles [pictured above]
Director of the Centre for Applied Psychological Research


If you require any information regarding postgraduate study in any of the Centre’s areas of interest, please contact:

Vikki Hart, Research Administrative Officer
E-mail: v.hart@hud.ac.uk