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School of Psychology

Understanding how people think, feel, behave and learn
Driving psychology education, research and clinical services that investigate human behaviour and cognition for positive change. We are the oldest Australian School of Psychology.

The School of Psychology at The University of Sydney is currently ranked 25th in the world for psychology*, and is the oldest School of Psychology in Australia. We are proud of our history and reputation, and believe in pursuing continuous innovation and excellence in our research and teaching.

Psychology is one of the most exciting sciences with many questions that need answers. In the School of Psychology, we strive to build upon our successes in order to make new discoveries and drive positive change.

*QS World University Ranking by Subject, 2018

Key staff

Head of School
Professor Frans Verstraten

Deputy Head of School
Professor Sally Andrews

School Manager (Acting)
Edwina Jones

News bites

Read The Conversation article co-written by PhD candidate Mitchell Cunningham on why partially automated vehicles pose a safety problem. 

Congratulations to Professor David Alais and our new fractional appointment, Professor David Burr, on their election to the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Both were recognised for their outstanding research contributions in the field perception.

Dr Helen Paterson features as one of several researchers working at the forefront of memory research in this special episode of ABC's Catalyst. Watch the episode now.

Head of School

Professor Frans Verstraten
Professor Frans Verstraten
Academic profile

School of Psychology