School of Psychology
Improving the science behind human behaviour
The School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle is one of the premier psychology schools in Australia.
Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, world-class researchers, vibrant clinic and award-winning teachers ensure unparalleled opportunities to explore areas such as neuroscience, developmental psychology, abnormal behaviour and social psychology.
We offer work experience options, the opportunity to study overseas, and you can gain qualifications as a professional psychologist with additional study in one of our accredited masters programs.
Questioning AI Psychology
Head of the School of Psychology, Professor Kristen Pammer explores what it means for humans to interact with autonomous vehicles.
A Psychology degree will help you understand why people behave the way they do, illustrate the link between consumption, identity and fostering environmentally sustainable behaviours, and ultimately make you more competitive in the job market.
You will participate in and help drive cutting-edge research such as autonomous vehicles, the impact of trauma, and the fundamental question of how the brain works.
Research and career opportunities are as broad as your imagination.
The School of Psychology has a strong and continually expanding research focus, with a range of internationally recognised projects funded by national competitive grant bodies.
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Psychology centres and groups
- Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research (CBMHR)
- Priority Research Centre Digestive Health and Neurogastroenterology
- Priority Research Centre Grow up Well
- Priority Research Centre Health Behaviour
- Priority Research Centre Physical Activity and Nutrition
- Priority Research Centre Stroke and Brain Injury
News • 18 Feb 2021
A new study has demystified sugar distribution in plants, paving the way to create low sugar or ‘diet’ fruits.
News • 18 Dec 2020
Researchers elucidate a unique molecular mechanism for efficient gene expression in pathogenic bacteria
News • 18 Dec 2020
Professor Sarah Wright, a human geographer from the University of Newcastle is part of a collective of women who were joint winners of the Prime Minister’s literary awards non-fiction category.
Event • 29 Apr 2021 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hear from founders and business leaders throughout the region as we explore the art of pitching.
Event • 3 May 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am
Find out first-hand what opportunities are available to bring your new product, process or service through the phases of “explore – experiment – accelerate – scale” right here in the Hunter.
Event • 5 May 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am
Join us at Startup Stories for an engaging session with one of Australia’s brightest medtech CEO’s and local Newcastle entrepreneur as she shares her insight into building a world-class company and scaling it across the globe.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.