Behavioural neuroscience and mental health


QUT has established a solid reputation for research across a range of areas including cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, social, clinical and health psychology, pedagogy of psychology, and traffic and injury prevention psychology.

Research programs

  • Cognitive psychology
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Developmental, social, clinical and health psychology
  • Pedagogy of psychology
  • Injury prevention psychology


  • QUT Psychology Clinic
  • Computer assisted telephone interviewing facilities
  • Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research (CYSAR)
  • Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)


International linkages

  • USA
  • UK
  • Germany
  • South Africa

Cross-disciplinary engagement

  • Psychology
  • Counselling
  • Information technology
  • Clinical sciences
  • Addiction
  • Social work


Evidence of impact

  • National and International adoption of the Resourceful Adolescent Program (RAP)
  • OnTrack - Online mental health programs
  • Novel interventions for mental health programs
  • Innovative use of technology mediated therapy
  • Targeting interventions to underserved populations
  • Genetic causes of mental disorder

Research enquiries

IHBI research enquiries

Contact us to find out about research and discovery at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI).