The School of Psychology and Social Science represents four main discipline areas: Psychology, Social Science, Counselling and Speech Pathology. The School offers courses in all levels, from bachelors to doctoral degrees, and provides service teaching within degrees in other schools at ECU. There are well developed collaborations in teaching and research across disciplines and with staff from other schools. Staff are engaged in research collaborations with external government and non-government agencies as well as commercial institutions.
Vibrant research activity focuses around the areas of cognition, speech pathology, lifespan resilience, psychopathology and social program innovation research and evaluation. Currently nationally funded projects are investigating early intervention in aphasia after stroke, Aboriginal peoples’ experience of communication disorders after stroke and traumatic brain injury, and Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal sex offenders in Australia.
ECU researchers are seeking to examine community views on whether parents should financially support their adult children.
Learn effective strategies to reduce the worry and stress that are often linked to depressed mood.
First Speech Pathology Roundtable aims to improve cultural competence of Speech Pathology graduates, in particular with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.