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Department of Psychological Sciences


We have a long history of sharing our expertise and facilities with partners in the public sector, business and industry.  This facilitates the translation of theory into practice, in addition to the promotion of innovation both locally and globally.

Business and Innovation

We work actively with the Business Gateway and commercial partners to support innovation in translating science into products, systems and services that improve our environment and the health of society.  This work includes traditional research and development, contract research including proof of concept and clinical trials, paid consultancy and analysis of complex data.  Support is also provided in Knowledge Exchange Transfer Partnerships, Regulatory issues and in generating Intellectual Property.  Our partners are also provided with access to our world class facilities.

Our partners include Bentley, Californian Prune Board, Coca-Cola, Danone, the European Union, GE Avionics, Ingredion, Heinz, Jaguar LandRover, NTT (Japan), Sony, Tate & Lyle Truecolour, Optis, Unilever and Weight Watchers.

Case Study - SATIN

Sophie Wuerger


Through media work, public events and liaisons with local government partners, NHS trusts, 3rd sector organisations, royal colleges and health services outside the UK, we influence health policy and practice, in addition to urban planning in the context of mental health and non-communicable disease. 

Our partners include Alcohol Concern, Alcohol Research UK, Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Football Club, Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Maxim Urban Design, National Cancer Institute of Brazil, Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Reader Organisation, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) regional HQ Europe.

Case Study - CLAHRC

Security and Justice

Through long standing working relationships across many international criminal justice systems, emergency and security services and defence agencies, our Department provides training, continuing professional development, consultancy and contract research to improve the detection of threat, management of risk, protection of the public, effectiveness of law and rehabilitation of the offenders.

Our partners include Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central Intelligence Agency, LAPD and New Jersey Chiefs of Police (US), National Research Institute of Police, Tokyo, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Joint Emergency Service Interoperability Program, European Commission, Association Of Chief Police Officers, Crown Prosecution Service, Kent Police, National Offender Management Service, Ministry of Justice (UK and Portugal), the European Union, SAAB Training Systems.

Example ProjectKIRAT and FIIP

Laurence Alison