Head of School's Welcome


Welcome to the School of Psychological Sciences at The University of Melbourne. Located in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, we are consistently recognised as one of the finest in the world. We aspire to excellence in research, teaching, and public engagement, and our consistently high rankings are an excellent reminder of how well we are performing, our global reputation and our importance to the University and Australian community.

Our research program is broad, with strengths in clinical science, cognitive and behavioural neuroscience, and cognitive, developmental and social psychology. We benefit from strong interdisciplinary collaborations across the University, and from a remarkable collection of hospital and research institute partners. An exciting development now underway is our world-class initiative in the analysis of complex human data, which capitalizes on our strong tradition in mathematical and computational psychology. Another strength is our expanding research hub in decision science and decision neuroscience that will broaden our interdisciplinary links.

The School's highly regarded teaching programs include accredited undergraduate majors in Arts and Science, breadth subjects for students in other degrees, and a Graduate Diploma program for graduates seeking an accelerated psychology major. We offer a large honours program and two popular Master of Psychology programs in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology that train our future clinical leaders. We also offer a large PhD program, which launches postgraduate students into a diversity of careers in research, academia, policy and leadership.

Our School prides itself on being engaged with the community. Many of our academics are gifted science communicators who make research come alive and bring psychology to bear on matters of significant public interest and concern. We run a busy schedule of public lectures, debates and have a lively traditional and social media presence.

I hope you will be inspired to learn more about our School and to connect with us, whether as a current, former or prospective student, as a member of the psychology profession, or as a member of the general public. Please join us at our events, sign up for our email newsletter and get involved!

Professor Sarah Wilson
Head of School