Professor Maurice Stringer

Emeritus Professor

School of Psychology

Coleraine campus

Room G213,
Cromore Road,
Co. Londonderry,
BT52 1SA,
Emeritus Professor

Professor Maurice Stringer


Maurice Stringer is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychology Research Institute at Ulster University.

He has lectured and researched for over 30 years in the areas of intergroup conflict and health psychology.

Professor Stringer has held numerous positions within the British Psychological Society including Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Representative Council; Chair of the Northern Ireland Branch; member of the NI BPS Committee; member of BPS Standing Conference Committee; member of BPS Parliamentary and Policy Committee and a member of Society’s Future Structure Working Group which examined changes to the Society’s structures, statutes and everyday working practices.

As Director of the Psychology Research Institute Professor Stringer is responsible for the administration and allocation of research funding for research staff and postgraduates.

Professor Stringer’s research has primarily been in the following areas: intergroup contact and intergroup relations; cross-group contact and friendships; group segregation; self-esteem and group categorisation; student feedback and health psychology. He has established research MOUs with the University of Otago New Zealand and the University of Griffith, Brisbane.