Psychology researchConnect with world-leading researchers working at our research centres and first-class facilities.

We conduct research and supervise PhD students in a wide range of areas from emotional mental health, neuropsychology, organisational psychology to perception and cognition.

Research centres and labs

Centre for Emotional Health

Understanding, treatment, prevention of anxiety, depression and related mental health problems.

Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise & Training

Leading-edge research into the cognitive, motor, social, and emotional processes of elite performers.

Simulation Hub

Wide range of simulation devices that facilitate collaborative, cross-disciplinary, translational research across a wide-range of disciplines.

Music, Sound and Performance Lab

Established by Professor Bill Thompson to foster cross-disciplinary motion-analysis research.

Lab of Evolutionary Psychology

Research includes the study of the chemical senses, disease avoidance, the emotion of disgust and human eating behaviours.

Behavioural Science Lab

Studying factors and processes that contribute to the aetiology and maintenance of anxiety and substance use problems.

Research clinics

The Macquarie University Psychology Clinic

The Macquarie University Psychology Clinic (formerly The Rod Power Psychology Clinic) in Sydney, offers a range of specialised psychological services to the general community. The clinic is staffed by Interns who have completed their training in psychology and are undertaking post-graduate training in specialised areas to become Clinical Psychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists. Many are already fully registered Psychologists. All Interns in the Clinic are supervised by qualified and experienced specialist psychologists.

The Centre for Emotional Health Clinic

The Emotional Health Clinic, formerly Macquarie University Anxiety Research Unit (MUARU) was established in 1993 as a specialist clinical unit dedicated to furthering research into the nature and treatment of child, adolescent and adult anxiety disorders.

The unit offers state of the art assessment and treatment of child, adolescent, and adult anxiety and related disorders based on internationally recognised research that has been conducted by our unit and other research groups. We are also involved in the continuing development of innovative methods of treatment delivery for those who do not have direct access to the clinics, as well as school-based programs for child and adolescent anxiety and depression.

The eCentreClinic

The eCentreClinic is specialist research clinic and a not-for-profit initiative of Macquarie University. We develop and evaluate state-of-the-art free online treatment Courses for people with symptoms of worry (GAD), panic, social anxiety (Social Phobia), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress, depression, low mood and other health conditions including chronic pain. We offer FREE access to these treatment courses via participation in clinical trials, which we run throughout the year.


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