About Us

About the School

History

In the 1960s UOW offered its first course in Psychology within the Faculty of Arts. By 1969 the Faculty had doubled in size and offered 100, 200 and 300 level programs. In 1973 the Faculty saw its first Honours program commence including a major expansion in staffing. By 2012 UOW offered Psychology courses in Singapore and a 4th year option of studying Honours.

In 2013 the University of Wollongong underwent a Faculty transition seeing eleven Faculties merge into five super Faculties offering a wide range of courses in the areas of Law, Humanities and the Arts, Social Sciences, Science, Medicine and Health, Engineering and Information Sciences, and Business. As a result, Psychology transitioned into the School of Psychology and sits within the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Faculty of Social Sciences includes the School of Psychology, the School of Health and Society, and the School of Geography and Sustainable Communities.

Further history of the school.

Facilities

The School of Psychology is situated within the wonderful landscaped Wollongong campus.

Psychology is housed in two buildings on the Wollongong campus. Click through to locate the Psychology building and Northfields Clinic via the Campus Map.

Last reviewed: 19 August, 2016

Upcoming Colloquium

To be advised Session 1, 2018


Congratulations:

Two NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence awarded to staff in our School:

Rodney Croft
Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research

Nadia Solowij
Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence (ACRE)

The following staff have been acknowledged for their significant research efforts:

Most grants applied for in 2017 : Pete Kelly

• Most publications in 2017 and over the past 5 years (both) : Frank Deane and Mark Allen

• Most citations in 2017 : Bob Barry and Emma Barkus

• Highest number of citations for papers published in the past 5 years : Peter Caputi and Stewart Vella

• Rising Star Award (for an Early Career Researcher) : Christian Swann 


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