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Staff Research Interests

The Faculty of Human Sciences offers exciting opportunities for research in a wide variety of fields including advanced medicine, education, e-learning, linguistics and psychology. Follow the links below to find out more about the research interests and outputs of each area.

School of Education
Department of Linguistics
Department of Psychology
Institute of Early Childhood
Department of Cognitive Science

School of Education

Education staff maintain active research programs in a range of areas reflecting the specialisations of the School. Their research productivity is reflected in the conference papers, journal articles, book chapters and books written by staff. In addition, staff have a strong record of attracting competitive grants and consultancies.

The research projects of staff frequently include opportunities for involvement of higher degree research students. Support for higher degree research students is a key priority. Involvement in consultancies is another key feature of the research programs. Staff also have key roles in policy analysis and development activities.

Staff Research Interests and Outputs

Department of Linguistics

Linguistics at Macquarie is an extensive research-oriented Department that welcomes opportunities for collaboration with individual students and scholars, other departments, organisations and institutions worldwide. As the disciplinarily most diverse department of Linguistics in Australia, and very possibly worldwide, its research areas and the expertise of its staff span the canvas of language-focused inquiry: textual and descriptive, cognitive and experimental, social and discursive, applied and instrumental. Its orientation to promoting basic, applied and policy-related research, and their linkages, ensures the maintenance of connection between inquiry and practice.

Its four broad Areas of Research Concentration include:

  • Lexis, Language Variation & Sociolinguistic Description
  • Applied Linguistics and Language in Education
  • Discourse Studies
  • Normal and Disordered Processes in Speech & Language

Staff Research Interests and Outputs

Department of Psychology

Our internationally recognised research programs span such fields as animal cognition and behaviour; cognition and perception; neuropsychology; learning; clinical, counselling and organisational psychology; social, personality, and developmental psychology; health psychology; and many others. Faculty and graduate students conduct research in collaboration with a variety of nationally and internationally recognised organisations, including NHMRC, DOCS, Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation, the Australian Research Council, and Australian Rotary Health Research.

Staff Research Interests and Outputs

Institute of Early Childhood

Staff of IEC maintain active research programs in a range of areas reflecting the specialisations of the Institute. Their research productivity is reflected in the conference papers, journal articles, book chapters and books written by staff. In addition, staff of IEC have a strong record of attracting competitive grants and consultancies.

The research projects of staff frequently include opportunities for involvement of higher degree research students. Support for higher degree research students is a key priority of IEC. Involvement in consultancies is another key feature of the research programs within IEC. Staff also have key roles in policy analysis and development activities.

Staff Research Interests and Outputs

Department of Cognitive Science

The Department of Cognitive Science is a research department which carries out research and PhD supervision across a wide range of domains of cognitive science, including memory, language, belief formation, perception in action, and reading. The Department hosts the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, which brings together researchers from the Departments of Cognitive Science, Psychology and Linguistics at Macquarie University and thirteen other national and international institutions.

Staff Research Interests and Outputs