In addition to maintaining the necessary breadth of expertise to provide generic clinical psychology training across the full range of sub-specialities - not to mention a range of therapeutic orientations - there are a number of specialist groupings amongst CPU staff, as well as collaborative research links both within the Department of Psychology and across the University and NHS. Further information about each of the main thematic areas our research is concerned with can be found by clicking on the links below.
Research themes and collaborations
Collaborative Research in the Clinical Psychology Unit
The Clinical Psychology Unit (CPU) houses a group of research active clinical academics who are committed to enhancing clinical research through publication in quality journals, contributing to developments in clinical practice through the dissemination of research findings, and providing excellence in professional training and the local provision of clinical services.
Psychology of Chronic Health Conditions
The aim of the psychology of chronic health conditions research group is to further our understanding of the interaction between psychological, social, and cultural factors in relation to physical health conditions.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Our research on people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities focuses on four key areas; psychological therapies, assessment, offending behaviour and restrictive physical interventions.
Psychotherapy Evaluation and Research Lab @ Sheffield (PEARLS)
The Psychotherapy Evaluation and Research Lab @ Sheffield (PEARLS) brings together a group of academics, clinicians, research fellows and post-graduate students whose research focuses on the evaluation of routinely delivered psychological interventions