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  • Ranked 26th in the world and 3rd in Australia for psychology*
  • Oldest psychology department established in Australia
  • *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
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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 26th 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 2019

Research fellowships

We are one of Australia's leading research departments, and we have enjoyed considerable success in attracting competitive research grants from the ARC and NHMRC over recent years. To ensure the school remains at the forefront of psychological research and teaching we are always keen to attract talented researchers at all levels. The school and the University have considerable expertise to assist staff in the development of competitive fellowship applications. There are a range of sources for funding of research fellowships, which are outlined on the Research Office website.

For further information on assistance offered to potential applicants at the School of Psychology please contact one of our Associate Heads of Research, Associate Professor Ben Colagiuri or Associate Professor Tom Carlson

Key fellowships available

The Australian Research Council (ARC) runs a number of programs that provide an independently funded position for high-performing researchers at different stages of their careers. The School encourages external applications for all these schemes, and provides support to qualified candidates in the form of helping to identify synergies with current School staff and facilities, writing assistance, and negotiating internal in-kind and cash co-contributions.

ARC DECRA (3 years - Early Career researchers, up to 5 years post- PhD with allowances for career interruption)

ARC Future Fellowships (4 years - Mid Career researchers, up to 15 years post-PhD with allowances for career interruption)

Australian Laureate Fellowships (5 years - the highest level of Fellowship)

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) offers Investigator Grants, which provide 5 years’ funding to high-performing researchers at any career stage. The School encourages external applications, and provides support to qualified candidates in the form of helping to identify synergies with current School staff and facilities, writing assistance, and negotiating internal contributions to any salary gap (if applicable).

Colloquium program

Colloquia are held from 3-4pm on Fridays during semester in Heydon Laurence Lecture Theatre 217, unless otherwise specified.
Contact: Sophie Ellwood, Research Administration Officer

Colloquia are held from 3-4pm on Fridays during semester in Heydon Laurence Lecture Theatre 217, unless otherwise specified.
Contact: Sophie Ellwood, Research Administration Officer.

Date
Presenter
 
1/03/2019 Prof Bart Anderson  
8/03/2019 Dr Elodie Chiarovano  
15/03/2019 Dr Peter Jonason  
22/03/2019 A/Prof Penny Van Bergen  
29/03/2019 A/Prof Mike Le Pelley  
5/04/2019 Prof Steven Dakin  
12/04/2019 Dr Melanie Takarangi  
3/05/2019 Prof Nick Haslam  
10/05/2019 Prof Sunny Lah  
17/05/2019 Dr Jenny Richmond  
24/05/2019 Prof Joel Pearson  
31/05/2019 Dr James Morandini  
9/08/2019 Prof David Shanks  
16/08/2019 Dr Christina Anthony  
23/08/2019 Prof Alex Holcombe  
30/08/2019 Prof Tony Grant
 
6/09/2019 Dr Vilas Sawrikar  
13/09/2019 Prof Neil Levy  
20/09/2019 Prof Steven Heine  
27/09/2019 Prof Martine Powell  
11/10/2019 Dr David White  
18/10/2019 Prof Robert Brooks  
25/10/2019 Prof Valerie Thompson  
1/11/2019 A/Prof Gabrielle Weidermann  
8/11/2019 Prof Susanne Narciss  

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