School research


The School of Psychology has a strong and continually expanding research focus, with a range of internationally recognised research projects funded by national competitive grant bodies.

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

Neurosciences, another discipline our School  was awarded a rating at this highest level as well (one of only three universities). Psychology and neurosciences at the University of Newcastle are strong and successful fields of research.

We have state-of-the-art electroencephalogram (EEG) facilities, access to brain imaging equipment, wel-equipped wet and dry laboratories and computer facilities.

Our PhD and research masters students are provided with opportunities to participate in international conferences to present their research to the international community, and are often supported by research grant funding.

The School has a strong commitment to supporting the local community through programs such as the Psychology Clinic, which also provides a training facility for the students.

Our research strengths

Research capabilities within the School:

  • Clinical psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Cognition
  • Neuroscience
  • Social and organisational psychology
  • Personality psychology