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.

  • Is science male?
    19 August 2016
    Why are there so few senior women working in the Science field and what can we do to make science gender-neutral? These and other questions where discussed at two presentations by Professor Jenny Martin Director of the Eskitis Drug Discovery Institute at Griffith University in Brisbane.
  • The Future of Memory
    19 August 2016
    Professor Donna Rose Addis presented her inaugural lecture about the Future of Memory at the Fale, which was full to the brim with people eager to hear about her life and work.
  • The future of memory is looking bright
    18 August 2016
    From her candid beginnings at Aorere College and onto the world stage, newly appointed Professor Donna Rose Addis is shaping the future of Cognitive Neuroscience, one hippocampus at a time.