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

Dr. Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck has been working in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University since Sept 2001. She is currently the PhD Program Director, the Director of the Family Interaction Programand a Co-leader of the Healthy Young Minds Research Group within the Menzies Health Institute of Queensland/Building Health Communities

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.


Our scholarships are here to support tomorrows research.

Our research strengths

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.

Our researchers

We are proud of our internationally recognised and award winning researchers. As one of the largest schools of psychology in Australia, our research expertise covers an enviable range of research areas in psychological science. Our researchers are answering basic and applied research questions using the latest technologies.


Committed to developing healthy communities through exceptional health and medical research.