Our Institute

The Institute for Social Neuroscience aims to investigate the basis of character and temperament through the study of psychology, epigenetics, biochemistry, neuroscience and ecology and to apply these findings to improving the health of individuals and societies.

Our College offers a Psychology degree path delivered by leading academics in the fields of psychology and clinical practice. Combining supervised clinical experience and expert teaching, our degrees will provide graduates with a well-rounded psychology education,  so that they are as well prepared as possible for their careers.

Our Clinic provides advanced treatments for mental health issues with the goal of restoring mind body balance and promoting resilience and wellbeing. We apply the latest research findings and technological innovations to improve existing treatments methods. We also offer a range of other psychological services in neuropsychological, cognitive and educational assessments.

ISN Innovations focus is the research and development.  It conducts research within core themes of the institute undertaking purpose driven research within ISN Innovations research divisions to deliver new knowledge, advances in clinical practice and/or commercial clinical and translational outcomes.  ISN Innovations through its research, will provide work integrated learning opportunities for students to conduct research and undertake  work-ready evidence based clinical methods used in pursuit of translational research opportunities.

Multidisciplinary Education, Clinic & Research

Throughout most of the 20th century, social and biological sciences were widely viewed as incompatible. The new field of Social Neuroscience challenges that belief.

Social neuroscience looks at the effect of our social environment, ecology, and metabolic functions on shaping the mind, brain, physical heath and behaviour of individuals.

ISN is focused on undertaking purpose driven research within ISN Innovations research divisions to deliver new knowledge, advances in clinical practice and/or commercial clinical and biotechnology focused on translational outcomes.

Conversely, it uses social, psychological and behavioural constructs and data to advance theories of neural organisation and brain function to enhance translational outcomes.

Our Institute has been set up to facilitate this ‘new’ cross-disciplinary research field. We work with alliance partners to apply findings and technological advances to clinical and psychological services as well as more 
broadly in education and business.

Through our clinical practice, our research program and our psychology college, we are establishing an academic hub of innovation that contributes to society through a greater understanding of behaviour and human nature.

Our education arm offers undergraduate and postgraduate psychology degrees delivered by leading academics in the fields of psychology with a clinical and translational perspective.

Combining supervised clinical experience and research, our degree will ensure graduates have the most well-rounded theory, research and clinical experience available. This makes ISN graduates as well prepared as possible for their careers.