Engage with us
The Department provides cutting-edge, evidence-based, hands-on engagement in research and practice, making it a premier institution in the field.
In terms of practice, it runs the Macquarie University Reading Clinic, which provides research-based assessments and intervention for children with reading and spelling difficulties, and professional development for teachers and clinicians supporting children with poor reading and spelling.
In terms of research, students and academics have access to state-of-the art laboratories that house rare equipment exclusive to Macquarie University. This has helped shape an impressive record of achievement including a Dean’s Citation for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, multiple engagements with media and countless publications.
Research is conducted at all age groups and across both targeted and control population groups. If you are interested in being a participant for the research conducted in our department you can do so by signing up for our Neuronauts (0-17 years old) or the Cognitive Science Register (18-70 years) or the Cognitive Science 60+ Register (aged 60 years and over). People who sign up to these Registers can take part in interesting and important research studies that help us to learn about how the brain functions, both normally and where there is a problem.
Professional and Community Engagement Program (PACE)
PACE is a University-wide initiative which provides undergraduate students with experiential learning opportunities with local, regional and international partners.
Visiting the department
We have multiple site visits throughout the year where tours, workshops, work experience, and collaborations between researchers take place. Please contact our department if you would like to find out further information of these opportunities.
If you are interested in our research, collaborating, or studying with our department, please get in touch.