Human behavioural sciences

About the Guide Dogs human behavioural sciences programme

The human behavioural sciences team undertakes robust, valid and ethical research providing an evidence base to support people with sight loss to live independently, live actively, and live well. The team provide insightful, timely and actionable research outputs which enable Guide Dogs to better support our service users, their family and friends, our volunteers and our staff. Our research outputs are also used to influence the wider sector, professionals and society for the benefit of all with sight loss.

Our human behavioural sciences objectives

  • To promote high-quality research that will enhance our understanding of the needs and wants of people with sight loss and support the wellbeing of all organisational stakeholders.
  • To communicate research results to Operations and Campaigns departments to maximise organisational impact for the benefit of our customers, their family and friends, and all affected by sight loss.
  • To collaborate with and disseminate outputs across the sight loss sector, professionals, the wider scientific community and practitioners, and to promote best practice and to encourage the continuation of further research.

Explore our ongoing and completed human behavioural sciences projects

Information on the outputs from our research into human behavioural sciences