The School of Psychology and Social Science has an active research profile, results of which are used to inform the school's degree programs.
Staff in the three main discipline areas of the school all conduct research in either their areas of expertise, or in the scholarship of teaching and professional practice. Our staff also conduct research, in collaboration with industry partners that is relevant to their respective professions and disciplines. Some staff undertake research on their own, while others collaborate with researchers from the school, or partners from outside of the school and the University.
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.