Recognised as one of the leading departments of psychology in Australia

The School is committed to providing students with a rich learning experience that lays the foundations for a range of career options suited to students’ strengths and interests. We are leaders in psychology education in Australia, as well as offering accredited Bachelor degree training in counselling.

Our strong focus on skill-based courses and applying psychological knowledge across a broad range of professional contexts is unique, and essential if you are to provide effective assistance for people with personal, health, vocational, or social difficulties.


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Psychological science is advancing at a rapid pace. Our researchers are leading the march and making discoveries that are shaping the future of society. We have significant engagement with industry as well as strong collaborations with national and international experts. Our areas of research strength encompass both applied and theoretical research in clinical, organisational, health, social, developmental, and cognitive neuropsychology.

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We're ranked in the top 2% worldwide.


The School has three psychology clinics.  The Griffith University Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt Psychology Clinics provide high quality, affordable psychological services for the general public.  The Nyunga Centre is a joint initiative between Brisbane Catholic Education and the School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Gold Coast.

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Leanne Geppert was in the first cohort of psychology undergraduate students at Griffith University and continued onto completing her Masters in Clinical Psychology (1995) and then Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) in 2008 both at Griffith University. Leanne has made outstanding contributions to the discipline of psychology in the area of mental health and led the development of the first ever Clinical Services Capability Framework for Queensland Mental Health (CSCF).

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