School of Psychology

School of Psychology

The School of Psychology offers excellent facilities and staff which provide quality education and research opportunities. We have extensive computer facilities as well as teaching and research laboratories, all supported by a team of professional technical staff. Our undergraduate program provides a solid foundation in psychological science and can be combined with studies in a range of other disciplines.

UOW Ranked First in Australia for Psychology
UOW Ranked First in Australia for Psychology

The Young University Rankings, previously known as the 150 Under 50 Rankings, have this year been extended to include 200 institutions. The rankings celebrate young universities that have made a great impact on the global stage in years rather than centuries and showcases rising university stars.

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Top Ranking for Teaching & Learning
Top Ranking for Teaching & Learning

The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) is a Federal Government website that helps prospective students easily compare the study experience and employment outcomes from Australian higher education institutions.

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After the Game
After the Game

It is often said that an athlete dies twice. Once when they take their last breath, and the other when they retire from sport. “When you hear athletes talk, you can get a sense of how much their identity is wrapped up in the sport. They’re not a person who swims, they are a swimmer,” says sports psychology expert Stewart Vella.

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Sleep on it
Busting myths and setting the record straight on what happens when we close our eyes

“We’re living in a 24 hour society where people are trying to condense time to be able to do everything that they want to. And the first thing pushed aside in many people’s lives is sleep.”

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Upcoming Colloquium

To be confirmed.


HDR student Virginia Williams has had her paper “Enhancing recovery orientation within mental health services: expanding the utility of values” published in The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice selected by the journal’s editorial board as the Outstanding Paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

There were 36 papers published in the journal during the year and Virginia’s was selected.

Well done Virginia.

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2017 Honours Research Proposal Best Poster Prize Winner: Laura Gunns (Supervisor: Mark Schira)

Thesis Working Title: An Investigation of Inverted Voxels Within the Human V1 Using High Resolution fMRI

Research Report

Psychology Research Report (PDF)Psychology Research Report 2015 (PDF)