About us

A snapshot

  • Large centre for undergraduate and post-graduate teaching in Science and at the ANU, with a commitment to close contact with leading experts
  • Comprehensive training in undergraduate and post-graduate psychology – over 20 undergraduate courses across breath of discipline (e.g., organisational, health, developmental, neuropsychology, social and clinical)
  • Dedicated research laboratory facilities that include the latest equipment including EEG (electroencephalogram – detects electrical activity in your brain), eye trackers, driving simulator, and research facilities for children
  • Dedicated Psychology Clinic that serves the local community
  • Graduates employed in diverse areas including research institutes (criminology, family studies), management consulting (KPMG, PwC, Behavioural Insights Team), graduate entry into the public service, school counselling, market research, human resources, mental health teams, private practice, and hospitals
  • Graduates have essential skills to be work-ready (rarely found in other one degree programs). Our graduates understand human motivation and behaviour (people skills), data analytics and statistics (research and data skills), and have exposure to working in teams and using various communication styles (report writing, essays, presentations, group presentations; communication skills).
  • Established in 1951 (68th year in 2019)
  • Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) score of 5/5
  • QS rating 38th in the world (metric includes measures of teaching quality, the employability of graduates and international outlook)
  • Strong links to the Canberra community, business (e.g., management consulting), hospital and counselling services, and public policy

Research areas

Updated:  21 March 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director, RSP/Page Contact:  Web Admin, RSP