Research

The breadth and depth of Monash psychology research is showcased within interdisciplinary collaborations across three areas of Monash University:

Kid learning

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN)

The Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN) brings together world-class researchers with cutting-edge research infrastructure from a range of disciplines and faculties across Monash University. Our researchers are working towards advancement in areas of critical importance to well-being across three integrated research programs.

Addiction

MICCN's addiction program researchers focus on understanding how the core cognitive processes, and their neural underpinnings contribute to vulnerability to substance and behavioural addictions (including obsessive-compulsive, and related disorders), to shape different forms of addiction and to influence recovery from addictive and compulsive behaviours.

Attention and Memory

MICCN's attention and memory program researchers focus on the brain basis of attention and memory, as well as related concepts such as consciousness, perception and executive functions (such as action and cognitive control). Rehabilitation and cognitive training in both acquired brain disorders such as stroke and traumatic brain injury, as well as developmental disorders such as autism and ADHD are major strengths of the program.

Sleep

MICCN's sleep program researchers use a wide range of methods to develop and test innovative tools to accurately characterise sleep and circadian disturbances. This information is then used to create targeted treatment approaches to improve sleep and therefore the cognitive and mental health outcomes of the population..

Educational and developmental psychology

Faculty of Education researchers specialise in assessment, diagnosis and intervention across the lifespan. Specific research strengths include autism, mental health, resilience and learning difficulties.

Monash Malaysia Research

Psychology staff in Malaysia work in research clusters covering social-cross cultural research; health, addiction and counselling; and memory and cognition.