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Thompson Institute

Transforming lives through mental health research, training and treatment

Trusted. Trailblazing.

USC’s Thompson Institute addresses society’s most pressing mental health issues. We integrate world-class research, clinical services and education under one roof, because it enables fast translation of research breakthroughs into practice. Everything we do is underpinned by neuroscience. This uncovers promising new insights into mental health and how it is linked to our brain structure and function.

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Our integrated programs


The unique integration of research areas supports fast translation of research breakthroughs into practice.

Education and training

High-quality education for post-graduate students, higher degree researchers, and the community.

Clinical Services

Mental health services informed by the latest evidence.

Latest news

UniSC academics take centre stage at Forward Fest
27 Sep

UniSC academics join innovators, business leaders and even a mixed martial arts world champion at ‘Forward Fest’.

Changing Minds: How UniSC research could help shape the future of mental health – and vice versa
23 Aug

What will treating mental health look like in the future? Professor Daniel Hermens and Dr Colin Russo share their thoughts.

‘Brain fingerprinting’ of adolescents might be able to predict mental health problems down the line
15 Aug

New research could predict whether young people will develop mental health issues.

Meet our team

Get to know the people transforming lives through mental health research, training and treatment.

Contact Thompson Institute

  • Phone: +61 7 5430 1191
  • Email:
  • Visit: 12 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya, Queensland

    We've started construction of the National PTSD Centre at USC's Thompson Institute. This is great news, but it means onsite parking is restricted for the duration of the project. If you are visiting us and have not been asked to park onsite, please allow extra time for locating on-street parking before your appointment.
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