School of Psychology - Leading psychological science, scholarship and practice
Welcome to the School of Psychology
The School of Psychology is one of the largest in the University and is also, we believe, one of the very best. In the 2016 QS International rankings, we are ranked 29th in the world, which is the highest ranking for Psychology in New Zealand. Most of our academic staff have impressive international research reputations, and several are recognised among the world leaders in their fields. Our teaching is very highly regarded, and we have several winners of Distinguished Teaching Awards on our staff. We see a strong link between research and teaching as the unique advantage that studying at a major international university offers.
Read more about our notable achievements, awards and rankings.
Top Medal honours for University of Auckland Science researchers
23 November 2016Internationally renowned researcher and author in human experimental psychology, Emeritus Professor Michael Corballis, has been awarded the Rutherford Medal from the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Science funding at University of Auckland receives major boost
03 November 2016Research in the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland has been awarded a total of $9.6 million over the next three years for a broad range of projects, from the timing of volcanic eruptions to computer software protection.
Top researchers elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand
26 October 2016Ten leading researchers from the University of Auckland were among 19 New Zealanders elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand today.
Ihaka lectures 2017: Expressing yourself with R (Science Event Tags, Conferences, Lectures, Seminars, Department of Statistics) Event as iCalendar
08 March 2017Launching our 2017 Ihaka Lecture Series, Hadley Wickham will discuss R as a language, a medium of communication between you and the computer, and you and other programmers.
Ihaka lectures 2017: R and data journalism in New Zealand (Science Event Tags, Conferences, Lectures, Seminars, Department of Statistics) Event as iCalendar
15 March 2017, 6pmIn the second of the Ihaka Lecture Series, Harkanwal Singh, Data Editor at the New Zealand Herald, discusses the challenges of attempting to practise statistical thinking in a narrative-driven field, and how visualisation has helped to explain the value of data in the newsrooms.
Ihaka lectures 2017: Interactive visualisation and fast computation of the solution path for convex clustering and biclustering (Science Event Tags, Lectures, Seminars, Department of Statistics, Conferences) Event as iCalendar
22 March 2017, 6pmIn the third in the Ihaka Lecture Series, Dr Genevera Allen, Dobelman Family Junior Chair and Assistant Professor at Rice University, presents new fast algorithms to dynamically and interactively explore clustering solutions. These R+shiny tools will be demonstrated on examples from text mining and cancer genomics.
Applications open for Nancy Bamford Research Grants
11 October 2016Applications are invited from students enrolled in postgraduate research degrees for grants to support research conducted at the Auckland War Memorial Museum Library.