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Department of Psychology, College of Human and Health Sciences and Elysium Neurological

The College of Human and Health Sciences draws together the disciplines of health, nursing, midwifery, social care, social policy and psychology. Our mission is to conduct higher quality international research that meets the needs of the people of south-west Wales and beyond. We are the largest provider of health care education in Wales, providing an exciting and dynamic environment in which to study and further an academic or professional career.


The Department of Psychology brings together over 25 academic staff with dedicated research technicians and professional services staff. We offer research-based teaching across most areas of psychology, and students and staff avail of state-of-the-art research facilities. We have a long tradition of research excellence at Swansea, having established world renowned brain injury, psychopharmacology, nutrition, and sleep research groups. In The Research Excellence Framework (2014) we were only one of four psychology departments in the UK to achieve a 100% 4* rating (maximum score possible) for the reach and significance of its work. In REF 2014, 44% of our submission was graded as 4* (the highest possible grading). Based on this measure we are ranked 14th (out of 82) in the UK.



Elysium Neurological provides specialist rehabilitation and care for people with neurological illnesses, acquired brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Our specialist neurological care and rehabilitation centres provide extensive facilities to cater for the specific needs of people aged over 18 years who have complex neurological care and rehabilitation requirements for those affected by:


  • Acquired Brain Injuries including those acquired through trauma or stroke, Tumour or Anoxia
  • Progressive Neurological Disorders e.g. Huntington’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and MND
  • Spinal Cord Injuries acquired through trauma or tumour
  • Peripheral neuropathy conditions e.g. Guillain Barre Syndrome
  • Specialist dementia e.g. Picks Disease, Frontotemporal dementia


To make an enquiry or a referral please contact Rachael Chamberlain on 07387108625 or email:  or


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