Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Our department educates students in the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Our staff are international leaders, experts and dedicated to giving students a unique experience. We offer training through historical and contemporary research on both human and animal behaviour. We have an excellent record in research, scholarship, teaching and community service.

We adhere to Macquarie’s Learning and teaching strategic framework. For support in using our teaching tools such as iTeach and iLearn, see Macquarie’s teaching technologies and tools page.

Head of Department

Erik Reichle

Professor Erik Reichle is a cognitive psychologist with research interests in the mental processes that are involved in reading (e.g., vision, attention, language processing, eye-movement control, etc.).  His research uses computational modelling to understand how these mental processes become coordinated to support skilled reading. He has received fellowships from the Hanse Institute for Advanced study in Germany, the Leverhulme Trust in the United Kingdom, and in 2016 received a 1,000-Talents Award from China.

Research and funding

The Faculty of Human Sciences Research Office can help you with research-related questions, and should be your first point of contact. Further information can be found on Macquarie’s research web pages, including information on grants and funding.

If you have travel requirements for your research, Macquarie offers travel support and info.

When it comes time to present your research, our marketing and communications team can help you understand our brand and media engagement guidelines.

If you are undertaking research, you must ensure compliance with the Human Ethics Committee and the Animal Ethics Committee. You must also seek approval from the Biosafety Committee.

Employee support and safety

Macquarie wants to ensure all staff enjoy a safe, happy, productive working environment. We offer support to get you started and are transparent about our employee benefits. It is important to be aware of our Safety at work policies, as well as the University's wellbeing services that range from employment support to childcare.

Macquarie University’s health and safety policy ensures a safe work and study environment for both students and staff. Staff are encouraged to read our health and safety requirements should they need to report an incident or hazard.

All staff are required to complete the Health & Safety Induction modules.

Get involved

If you are interested in getting involved with our research, contact the Faculty of Human Science Research Office. Or for more information on how to partner with us, contact our Research Partnership Manager:

Lisa Elliott

Research Partnerships Manager

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