The School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy conduct research that is applied and relevant to contemporary social needs within and across disciplines of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy.  The School has a history of undertaking research collaboratively with industry, non-government and government partners and with its high quality doctoral scholars and honours students. 

The School covers a range of research problems in the following research areas:

  • Aboriginal social issues and learning
  • Ageing and Disability
  • Applied animal behaviour, cognition and welfare
  • Body image
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Cognition and health
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Development of fields of practice, research, policy and teaching and learning
  • Dissociative disorders and trauma
  • Evaluation of community conservation and citizen science
  • Farmer suicide prevention
  • Gendered violence
  • Neurobehavioural effects of sleep loss
  • Neurobiology of language
  • Nutrition
  • Productivity, safety and health in shiftwork operations
  • Psychosocial safety climate
  • Responsible interactions with wildlife
  • Rural, Regional and Remote Communities
  • Sleep
  • Social exclusion from work
  • Workplace mental health
  • Workplace psychosocial risk factors
  • Youth issues

Welcome to the School's Research Excellence Clusters