Applying our research to find the way forward

The future of our world is being written by the research being done today. Our focus on applied research problems is allowing us to make a powerful impact on society now and into the future. Research generated in our school has resulted in national programs that assist children, parents, organisations, and those in society who need psychological care.  Our areas of research strength encompass clinical, organisational, health, social, developmental, and cognitive neuropsychology.

Featured Researcher

Associate Professor Caroline Donovan has been working within the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University since 2008. She is a clinical psychologist and holds a research-focused position within the School. Her research interests include the online and face-to-face treatment of youth anxiety disorders, the treatment of youth sleep problems, and body image issues in males and females across the lifespan.  Caroline currently supervises seven PhD and six Clinical Masters students.


Our scholarships are here to support tomorrows research.

Meet our remarkable researchers

Experts from a wide range of professional fields and disciplinary backgrounds help drive our world-class research. Follow the links to our Experts staff profile pages to find out more about our individual research strengths, background, research supervision, funded research and publications.

Meet our remarkable research groups

The strong collaborative research culture in our school has attracted researchers from around the world who are working together to answer the big questions facing psychology today. We have particular research strengths in several research areas. These include child anxiety, adolescent development, parenting, clinical neuropsychology, and workplace health.

PhD and Masters

Become a research leader of tomorrow by completing a PhD under the mentorship of academic staff from our school. Their passion for research and award winning teaching methods will give you the skills you need to advance psychological science. You will publish your discoveries in scientific journals and become part of an international community of psychology researchers and practitioners.

Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

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Clinical trials

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Griffith Experts

Your guide to our academic and research expertise.