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Prospective research students

The School of Psychology and Speech Pathology offers doctoral (PhD) level research programs in Psychology, Clinical Psychology1 , Counselling Psychology2  and Human Communication Science (Speech Pathology), as well as Master of Philosophy research programs in Psychology and Human Communication Science (Speech Pathology).

With excellent supervision by researchers of international standing you can contribute to important programs of research in the areas of Mental Health, Cognitive Neurosciences, Developmental and Life-Span Psychology, Community Psychology, and Human Communication Sciences and Disorders. Discover new knowledge or undertake translational research to improve health outcomes and solve real-life problems.

Our Higher Degree by Research programs lead to rewarding careers in research and the strong applied focus at Curtin means that graduates are highly sought after in many public and private heath related fields and organizations.

Currently available research projects within the School

Project Theme: Prevention and Treatment of Psychological Disorders

Project Theme: Neuroscience and Mental Health

Project Theme: Health, Populations, Environment and Behaviour

For specific information relating to the Higher Degree by Research courses offered within the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, please contact Dr Neville Hennessey at n.hennessey@curtin.edu.au

If you have any general queries regarding the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at Curtin University, including admission requirements and procedures, please visit http://www.curtin.edu.au/research/futurestudents/index.cfm

You can also contact the Health Sciences Graduate Studies team directly on +61 8 9266 7652 or email researchstudents@health.curtin.edu.au

1Doctoral program has a coursework component that provides for professional preparation equivalent to the APAC-accredited Master of Clinical Psychology program. Applicants must also apply for the Master of Clinical Psychology.

2Doctoral program has a coursework component that provides for professional preparation equivalent to the APAC-accredited Master of Counselling Psychology program. Applicants must also apply for the Master of Counselling Psychology.