Translational Research at its Core

To realise the vision of thriving minds through leading innovative research and development.

ISN Innovations is the research and development arm of the Institute for Social Neuroscience.  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 biotechnology 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.

Our Mission

To realise our vision by delivering leading translational research, development, practical outcomes and partnerships

Research to understand how people and societies can thrive

Excellence in research, that is world leading

Evidence-based approaches to help people thrive within societies

Rapid translation of research outcomes

Leading partnerships that catalyse local, national and international impact

Translational Research Divisions

Clinical Psychology

Effective research to establish efficacy of treatments for clinical practice and developing an evidence base for applied application in psychology.  Bringing together experts in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Child Psychology.  The translational division contains two research units:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Research Unit

Childhood Mental Health Unit

Clinical Neuropsychology

Our psychology projects explore neuropsychology and impacts on behaviour, cognitive functioning and mental state to establish efficacy of treatments for psychology practice and developing an evidence base for applied application in psychology.  This translational research division contains two research units:

Ageing and Dementia Unit

Social Cognition Unit

Human Performance and Wellbeing

Explore exciting possibilities to work in the field of human performance and wellbeing.  This research division has a focus on ‘optimal performance’ drawing on sport and exercise psychology and wellbeing research to develop evidence based approaches to transformative psychology outcomes.   This translational research division contains three research units:

Mental Health Literacy Unit

Sport and Exercise Performance and Rehabilitation Unit

Wellbeing Fostering Performance Unit

Clinical Neuroscience

Explore the new generation technology to conduct translational research to establish efficacy of treatments for clinical neuroscience.   This includes research in developing technologies applied to the the development of advanced therapeutics relevant to clinical neuroscience.

This translational research division contains three research units:

Neurobionics and Engineering Psychology Unit 

Predictive and Assistive Therapeutics Unit

Neuro aesthetics and User Experience Unit

Research Funding

As ISN invests  into research, Honours and Master Level students have access to well-funded research placements.

We have a range of projects run by ISN academics and we also collaborate with other researchers in the industry.

Research Funding

Postgraduate Research

Our students are able to engage in research with world-leading professionals. Funding may be provided for research that is consistent with ISN’s vision.

We are growing the research program to include joint work with a broad range of medical facilities, hospitals and other education providers.

These partnerships provide opportunities to collaborate on research projects in a student’s fields of interest, or to undertake clinical placement positions in hospitals and other agencies.

CURRENT PROJECTS

ISN Psychology welcomes ISN Innovations to the Institute for Social Neuroscience. ISN Innovations will undertake purpose driven research to enable people and societies to thrive in an evolving world. Translational Research at its core. More information to follow – stay tuned!