The School of Medicine and Psychology

Our life experiences are defined by the capabilities and potential of our mind and body. Appreciating their interdependence and inter-relationship is essential to understanding and improving human health.

At the School of Medicine and Psychology, we are dissolving boundaries and enabling new health solutions through interdisciplinary research, education and practice.

Our integrated perspectives, knowledge and techniques, are preparing doctors, psychologists and health care leaders of the future who will work in partnership with their patients and colleagues to provide optimal care for individuals while strengthening the health system and society they work in.

Our partnerships with discovery and population researchers, government, diverse organisations and communities are enabling courageous research that challenges assumptions, transcends boundaries, informs healthcare and transforms human lives.

The School of Medicine and Psychology formed in 2023. While the website is under development, we invite you to read more about our medicine and psychology programs.

Field sites & facilities

Explore some of the numerous of research sites and facilities established by our research schools in Australia and across the world. Researchers and students at ANU enjoy access to state-of-the-art equipment to help facilitate ground-breaking research.

Research projects

Browse research topics of the College of Science and the College of Health & Medicine with links to relevant researchers.

See our list of potential student projects to apply for PhB, Honours, PhD and other graduate degrees.


Victoria Thomas leans on a bench at the School of Medicine and Psychology

Research story

Injuries of the moral kind

Making tough decisions that conflict with your values can result in what psychologists call 'moral injuries'. ANU experts are working to understand this better.

Sharrada Segeran at ANU graduation day in December 2023.

Impact story (giving)

Mind matters most: Why a recent graduate is earning accolades here and abroad

Sharrada Segeran realised there was a 'shadow pandemic' running alongside the COVID emergency in 2020. So she took action.

Amanda Barnard and Natalie Gordon outside the new clinical training facility in Goulburn.

Media release

New ANU Clinical Training Facility opened in Goulburn

An innovative state of the art clinical training facility at Goulburn Base Hospital has officially opened.

Dr Chi Wing Lai

Media release

ANU community honoured in King’s Birthday honours list

A public health expert and former School of Medicine lecturer were named in this year's King's Birthday honours list.

Dr Olivia Evans and Dr Junwen Chen.


Indigenous psychology 101: teaching for reconciliation

Meet the ANU educators decolonising psychology.

Theresia Klarissa and Tom Harrysson outside the Innovations Theatre at ANU.

Impact story (giving)

New Ken Behrens get to know their city

A university professor has created the Prestigious Ken Behrens Award to encourage students to embrace extra-curricular opportunities in Canberra.

Taylor Glover in a park in Goulburn.

Impact story (giving)

‘It's allowed me to stay in medicine': the scholarship helping Indigenous students at ANU

The Jessica King Scholarship is helping keep Indigenous students at university.

Riccardo Natoli with some of his mentees: From back row, left to right: Sarah Farzadi, Natoli, Rakshanya Sekar, Adrian Cioanca, Nicholas Bariesheff.

Research story

Generosity of spirit and time make this mentor shine

What makes Associate Professor Riccardo Natoli special?

Charlotte and Jeanette Ryan

News, Student profile

Mother-daughter duo fulfilling long-held career dreams

Duo on a mission: Meet Jeanette and Charlotte Ryan, a mother-daughter team navigating their career paths at the ANU School of Medicine and Psychology.

ANU Swift Society President Mikayla Simpson.


You need to calm down: How to make lasting memories at a Taylor Swift concert

The idea that you will remember everything you experience is simply not the case. Here's how you can make strong memories from your favourite concerts.


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