Research tackles pressing mental health issues; dementia, suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress disorder and youth mental health with an integrative approach that sees research breakthroughs quickly translated into clinical practice.
GeneCology Research Centre
Using bio-inspired approaches including microbiology and biodiscovery to contribute to drug discovery, disease diagnostics and therapeutics.
Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems
World leading research in the areas of Human Factors, Sociotechnical Systems, and Systems thinking to optimise people, technology and their environment.
Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research
Contributing to knowledge and impact in primary production, community health and the environment in the Pacific Islands region.
New treatment to reduce suicidality
Latest research from USC's Thompson Institute has found that oral doses of ketamine can provide a rapid-acting treatment for chronic suicidality, with 69 percent of participants seeing improvement within six weeks.
3D placenta brings new insights to pregnancy
Dr Georgia Kafer has designed a novel 3D system, that can mimic the cellular architecture of a human placenta allowing greater understanding of placental defects that may cause pregnancy complications.
USC's research facilities offer powerful new ways to learn, space for simulation and experimentation in locations that foster participation, exchange and innovation.
Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI)
Located alongside Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH), SCHI offers proximity to specialists and patients and has state-of-the-art facilities and simulation suites.
Clinical Trials Centre
The world-class Clinical Trials centre brings advanced treatments and breakthrough therapies to the world, improving access to cutting-edge medicine.
Visualisation and simulation
USC has some of the most sophisticated facilities for immersive visualisation and simulation in the world with real benefits for teaching and research.