About our School

Head of School's WelcomePsychology Head of School, Simon Dennis

Welcome to the School of Psychology.

Our School provides a friendly, relaxed but challenging learning environment that focuses on achieving excellence in scholarship, teaching and research. We offer the undergraduate Bachelor of Psychology program accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) at our Newcastle (Callaghan) and Central Coast (Ourimbah) campuses. Our postgraduate coursework programs provide professional training in clinical and health psychology and their value is demonstrated by the high demand for our graduates for employment in the health services.

We have a very active and enviable research profile with state-of-the-art EEG facilities, access to brain imaging equipment; well-equipped wet and dry laboratories and computer facilities. Members of the School study a diverse range of topics from development in childhood and social influences on decision making, to the study of anxiety disorders and mental illness, and on to the modelling of memory processes and the study of personality and social learning.

We were one of only four University Psychology institutions to be officially rated as performing "well above world standard" (ERA rating of 5) in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia rankings. 

In summary, the School is highly regarded because of its staff and its students. We offer a superb location for local, national and international students to study and our focus on excellence in research and teaching provides a highly valuable educational experience.

Professor Simon Dennis

Head of School
School of Psychology

University of Newcastle