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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

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.

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  

Our people

Head of School

Professor Frans Verstraten
Professor Frans Verstraten
Academic profile

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For postgraduate research and research enquiries


Upcoming event

Symposium 2019

You are invited to the Brain and Mind Centre Symposium on 22 November 2019.

Featuring international and local speakers, there will be a range of topics covering global developments in brain and mind research and treatments. The Symposium is also an opportunity to view poster presentations of innovative research in brain and mind sciences as well as network with other colleagues.

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