Research

Research

Research in the Faculty of Human Sciences spans a wide range of disciplines including psychology, early childhood, education, linguistics and cognitive science. There are opportunities for research collaboration and higher degree research in all of these areas with contributions from world class researchers in the field.

Research centres

The Faculty of Human Sciences is home to national, university, faculty and department research centres.

Macquarie University Research Centres

Faculty Research Centres

Research facilities

The Faculty of Human Sciences offers world-class facilities which offers the best technology and a stimulating learning and research environment for our students, staff and organisations who partner with us.

Two of our major facilities are highlighted here:

World-first Simulation Hub

Simulation Hub Our faculty is home to the new state-of-the-art Simulation Hub. The first and only facility of its type in the world, the Simulation Hub draws a range of simulation devices under one roof enabling collaborative and cross-disciplinary research. Access leading
experts and collaborate on future-shaping research in human performance using the latest facilities, including:

World-class Australian Hearing Hub

The Australian Hearing Hub Our faculty has also been responsible for initiating the establishment of The Australia Hearing Hub located on campus. The hub gives you easy access to some of the country's best researchers and latest research facilities. Some of the research facilities that are located in the Hearing Hub include:

These shared facilities can be used for collaborative research with an Australian Hearing Hub member organisation:

  • Anechoic Chamber
  • Shared Audiometric Room
  • Electromagnetically Shielded Room

Research seminars

Connect with our experts and leading researchers at our public lectures and research workshops.

Research Workshops and Events


Tips and tricks for telling your story through media and social media

Speaker: Emma Casey, PR Specialist, Group Marketing and Rebecca Haddad, Social Content Manager, Group Marketing

Date & Time: Wednesday 16th August 2017, 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Venue: Senate Room, C8A 310, Lincoln Building, Macquarie University.

Representatives from the PR and social media team will take you through the different ways of engaging with media (not just media releases!), the importance and role of social media for academics, and how the communications team works with the media and social media to support getting your research and expertise out there. 

All welcome, no RSVP required.


Developing your 5-year research plan

Speaker: Associate Professor Andy Barron, ARC Future Fellow, Biological Sciences

Date & Time: Wednesday 23rd August 2017, 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Venue: Senate Room, C8A 310, Lincoln Building, Macquarie University.

Hitting any mid- and long-term research and career goals is impossible if you don’t know what they are.  This seminar discusses how you can identify what you want to do, and how you can plan to give yourself the greatest chance of success.

All welcome, no RSVP required.


Please address any questions and requests for further information to Shiree Heath at humansciencesresearch@mq.edu.au

Faculty Public Lecture Series 2017


The ABCs of OCD: Understanding and treating obsessive-compulsive disorder in children

Professor Eric Storch, University of South Florida (USA)

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 (5:30pm-7:30pm)

This eagerly anticipated event should be required listening for parents and teachers of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder emotional problems, and an equally intriguing lecture for academics, health professionals and students. Attendees will gain an understanding of the symptoms of OCD, the familial and individual factors that maintain symptoms and the available evidence-based treatments. Professor Storch will also reveal cutting-edge developments in the field of OCD and will show us how families and health professionals can implement a treatment plan to help young people overcome OCD.

For more information and to register - click here.

Professor Storch will also be hosting a workshop on the topic “Treatment of Children with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” on Friday 29 September (8.30am - 4.00pm) - for more information about the workshop and to register click here.


Bright and Early: Maximising potential through high-quality early childhood education

October 2017

More information coming soon.

Registration for this event will open shortly.


Changing our Minds: How modern environments are impacting our brain activity

October 2017

More information coming soon.

Registration for this event will open shortly.


Please address any questions and requests for further information to Shiree Heath at humansciencesresearch@mq.edu.au

Higher Degree Research

We offer you the opportunity to work alongside world leading researchers in the fields of cognitive science, education, health science, linguistics, philosophical psychology and psychology to answer deep questions about what makes us human. Learn more

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