Centres and groups

Priority Research Centres

Brain and Mental Health Research

The Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research (CBMHR) is focused on increasing our understanding of the brain and mind across the lifespan, in the absence and presence of disease. The Centre hosts three platforms for research: Preclinical Neurobiology, Psychological Processes, and Mental and Physical Health.

Faculty groups

Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology takes a broad and integrative approach to understanding mental processes. We have particular strength in mathematical modeling and pursue research that integrates behavioural and neuroscience measures.

Health and Clinical Psychology

The Health and Clinical Psychology Research Group conducts fundamental and applied research into factors associated with psychological wellbeing and physical health across the lifespan.

Sensory, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Neuroscience in the School of Psychology embraces contemporary questions in sensory, cognitive and affective function in human and animal models of brain and behaviour.

Social and Organisational Psychology

The Social and Organisational Psychology research group employ a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods in the field and in the laboratory to investigate complex psychological relationships between individuals, groups, and cultures.

School of Psychological Sciences Laboratories

Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory

Laboratory of Neuroimmunology

Memory and Cognitive Development Laboratory

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