Our research centres
Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED)
The Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED) is the School of Psychology's strategic research centre. At SEED, our researchers focus on the emotional milestones of children and young people – from birth to adulthood.
Projects include early identification of problematic development, effective treatments and supporting recovery from difficult beginnings or traumatic events.
Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD)
The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD) explores what it's like to live with diabetes and works to raise awareness of diabetes across Australia.
It's a national research centre that provides invaluable resources to clinicians and researchers, and has a significant impact on policy.
Australian Centre on Quality of Life
The concept of quality of life is steadily gaining influence in academia and governments. Quality of life offers many different disciplines a new way to measure success.
Researchers at the centre combine the objective measures of health and wealth with the subjective feeling of wellbeing.
Cognitive Neuroscience Unit
Eligible fourth-year undergraduate and postgraduate psychology students at Deakin have access to the latest neuroscience research equipment thanks to our Cognitive Neuroscience Unit (CNU).
Researchers here investigate the relationship between brain function, behaviour and cognition.
Deakin Child Study Centre (DCSC)
Autism, Asperger's syndrome and Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are the key areas of research at the Deakin Child Study Centre (DCSC).
The centre's research draws from many different disciplines and feeds into a number of courses across the Faculty of Health.
Science of Adult Relationships Laboratory
Research conducted at Science of Adult Relationships Laboratory (SoAR) is guided by widely studied theoretical approaches in the relationship sciences.
Our team of researches studies relationships across the entire span of adulthood, including the transition to young adulthood.
Deakin University Centre for Drug use, Addictive and Anti-social Behaviour Research (CEDAAR)
The Deakin University Centre for Drug use, Addictive and Anti-social behaviour Research (CEDAAR) conducts research into the psychological, biological, socio-political, and clinical aspects of Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) use, other addictive behaviours, and consequent harm.
Our program is linked to the Deakin Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED), as we look to understand many of the problems associated with substance and other addictive behaviours and related harms from a developmentally informed perspective.
The centre conducts federally and state-funded research on substance use, gambling, prevention, treatment, harm reduction and related problem areas such as violence, criminal justice settings, and characteristics of rural addictive behaviours.
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