Welcome to the Centre for Applied Psychological Science (CAPS) research blog

CAPS aims to bridge the gap between theoretical research and applied practice by providing evidence-based solutions to real-world problems. We specialise in research that contributes to knowledge in the academic community and beyond to have a significant contribution to the public, practitioners, policy-makers and the wider community. CAPS is guided by an interdisciplinary approach that provides psychological knowledge and perspective through partnership and collaboration with internal networks at Teesside University and external networks with other industry partners, local authorities and third sector organisations, to name a few. Research informed practice is at the heart of what we do. This approach is embedded within our teaching programmes across both undergraduate and postgraduate provision.

CAPS is organised around four core themes in which our members have achieved national and international prominence:

  • Health and Well-Being
  • Vulnerable Victims and Offenders in the Criminal Justice System
  • Pain and Long-Term Conditions
  • Cognition and Decision-Making

These themes are underpinned by our strong methodological expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods, intervention development, systematic reviewing, service evaluation, co-production and embedded research.

Follow our posts for up to date knowledge in research innovation and teaching practice, psychological perspectives on topical and historical debates, and academic life.