Mental health research is a new strength in our department. This cutting edge work investigates a range of populations and disorders with different techniques and approaches such as Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalogram (EEG), behavioural studies, questionnaires and interviews.
Our research has examined emotional control and conceptual regulation in people with stroke aphasia, how sleep supports mental health by supporting the ability to suppress unwanted thoughts, and how negative experience of the body during pregnancy is associated with lower antenatal attachment.
Ongoing research also examines interventions for trauma in vulnerable women and young offenders, emotions and mental health in autism and across different developmental and neuropsychological disorders, the mental health of carers, risk factors and body perception in relation to disordered eating, social prescribing using smartphone applications, and the impact of COVID-19 on mental and emotional well-being.
Early career researchers at York benefit from a dynamic research culture and excellent facilities.Read more