Professor Kim Cornish
"The reason I was so attracted to the school is the enormous combined potential of psychology and psychiatry to produce cutting edge research that impacts at the scientific and community levels. It is the very essence of translational research."
Professor David Kissane
"A collaborative partnership between psychology and psychiatry harnesses the very best of both disciplines to produce outstanding clinicians, researchers and educators for the future."
Ms Leisa McGuinness
"I feel privileged to be working in the school of Psychology and Psychiatry, with such a talented team of people, where the work we do adds real value to our communities"
To provide leadership in the disciplines of psychology and psychiatry by integrating cutting edge interdisciplinary research that is grounded in cognitive neuroscience and clinical translation; superior teaching that is transformational in its approach of blending traditional with virtual learning experiences; and by advancing clinical practice using research driven approaches to service delivery.
Annual Report 2010 [pdf, 1.2MB]
Psychology Discipline Vision
To lead the discipline of psychology in Australia through collaborative partnerships across scientific, educational and clinical domains by fostering interdisciplinary research that translates into societal impact, and by working to improve psychological and neurocognitive well‐being.
Psychiatry Discipline Vision
To transform the understanding and treatment of mental illness through robust clinical research, education, implementation and evaluation, so that people can improve their quality of life by engaging in appropriate preventative, curative and recovery programs
We are a unique school in Australia; and by harnessing Monash’s strong, integrated network of platform technology in biomedical imaging and experimental neuropsychology, as well as key strengths in culture, health and mental illness, we aim to provide a greater understanding of the mechanisms of action involved in disorder, its trajectory across the lifespan, and novel treatment approaches.
Research is a core priority and the school is engaged in a wide range of cutting-edge activities with a strong focus on behavioural and cognitive neuroscience and mental health translational research. A number of interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art technology platforms allow us to explore brain, cognitive, and behavioural processes at multiple levels of analysis. Combining both laboratory based science and clinical research across psychology and psychiatry, findings are translated into evidence based practice, policy and training.
Our dynamic research environment translates into research-led teaching which provides students with cutting-edge courses beginning in the undergraduate years and moving through into doctoral programmes.
We provide a broad range of services to the public through our consulting, clinical and advisory capacity, and offer a professional resource to promote community mental health and quality of life.