Prof Dave Richardson, Head of the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences

Welcome from the Head of School Prof Dave Richardson

The School of Human and Behavioural Sciences brings together two of Bangor University’s highly performing departments: Psychology, and Sport and Exercise Sciences. Our world-leading research spans cognitive neuroscience, clinical interventions, psychological wellbeing, elite performance, physical activity, health and applied human physiology, and has significant real-world impact.  We are also proud of our excellence in teaching and learning which is similarly acknowledged nationally and globally.


in UK for student satisfaction within Psychology

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in UK for research quality within Sport and Exercise Science

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Find out what it's like to study with us

We offer a high-quality, research-led, education across Psychology and Sport and Exercise Science. Hear from our students about their experiences studying with us.


Postgraduate Scholarships, Studentships and Bursaries

See the available opportunities funded by both the University and the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences.

Opportunities to study with us

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Research and Impact

Our research expertise spans human physiology and psychology, drawing on the complementary strengths of four core research institutes.

Our Research

Research Integrity

Students measuring oxygen consumption during exercise using a Douglas bag


Our School is situated across two sites, each of which benefits from state-of-the-art research facilities. Bangor staff and post-graduate student researchers may access these facilities by participating in the appropriate methodological research groups.

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School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University, Bangor, LL57 2DG

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