Behavioural neuroscience and mental health

High quality research spanning a range of mental health and wellbeing disciplines.

Professor David Kavanagh is studying the impact of web-based psychological programs, phone apps and robots of healthcare. He is also testing ways to help adults and adolescents sustain attempts to change their behaviour using mental imagery.


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
  • Addiction and ePsychology


  • 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