The University of Melbourne is a globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive university uniquely positioned to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.
Our Research Themes
The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences research is encompassed within several broad Research Themes. This multidisciplinary approach aims to increase the opportunities for researchers to collaborate on projects that span common themes.
We are passionate about the training and mentoring of the next generation of scientists. A range of research degrees are offered at Master and Doctorate level.
Research Experience Program
Each semester first year psychology students are required to accumulate 5 hours of participation in research projects through the School Research Experience Program that is managed via Sona Systems.
Reimbursement Participant Program
The School also maintains a separate Sona Systems account for the management of paid research participants.
Supervisor Master Classes (PsyBA Approved)
Board-approved master class supervision training must be completed every five years in order to maintain Board-approved supervisor status. For those supervisors holding Board approval on 1 July 2013, evidence of completion of a master class is required by 30 June 2018. For those who gained approval
after 1 July 2013, master class completion is required within five years of the date of completion of component three (assessment) of supervisor training.
Mental Health PhD Program
The program will bring together PhD students addressing mental health from diverse disciplinary perspectives - psychiatry, psychology, epidemiology and community mental health, history and philosophy of psychiatry, psychiatric nursing, social work, among others - and offer them a unified training experience. It is a joint initiative of the University's School of Psychological Sciences, Centre for Mental Health, School of Population and Global Health, and Department of Psychiatry.
PhD Student Profiles
We are happy to welcome our new cohort of 2017 PhD students, who commenced their studies this year. Congratulations to these talented individuals for securing one of the highly competitive spots in our program as well as funding and scholarships! This is a great achievement, and we are looking forward
to supporting them in their pursuit to push the boundaries of knowledge during the next years. Our PhD students’ work is one of the major contributors to the school’s long tradition of research excellence.
To introduce our students, we have asked them to write a short section about what gets them excited - in research or in their private lives, or both.
All applications for research ethics approval must be reviewed and approved by the School's Human Ethics Advsory Group (HEAG) in the first instance. Depending on the nature of the research project and the type of application required for submission, some applications must also be considered by the University's
Human Ethics Advisory Committee (HESC) before being granted final approval.
A research internship involves working as an assistant in a psychology laboratory. Internships come in all shapes and sizes.
Research in the Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia's largest biomedical research faculty. We employ more than 1500 academic staff, 4000 honorary staff and 1500 graduate researchers undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings. Researchers are located at key sites across Victoria, with more conducting research around the world. These renowned experts from every field can be found in labs, hospitals, affiliated research institutes and all across the wider community.Information and support tools for Faculty staff are available on the Faculty intranet.