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The Thompson Institute offers a range of opportunities for students and the community.


The Thompson Institute offers a variety of mental health focused events and training opportunities of interest to the general public, students, people with Lived Experience and health care professionals. These include forums, workshops, training, panel discussions, collaborations, programs and film screenings. Find out more through the PEER Centre and events calendar.

Future Researchers - High Schools

The Thompson Institute is creating opportunities for young people and schools to gain experience and understanding in neuroscience research, brain imaging technology and mental health.

Young people interested in neuroscience and mental health can become reviewers for Frontiers for Young Minds. A young reviewer works with a Science Mentor, who helps guide them through the review process. Young reviewers provide feedback and suggestions to authors that will make their articles clear and interesting to a young audience. The Thompson Institute can provide this opportunity for young people as individual reviewers or a classroom of young reviewers. Find out more and register your interest.

Tertiary Pathways

The Thompson Institute has many opportunities available for undergraduate students, postgraduate students, researchers and academics.

Work Placement

USC students can undertake work placement at the Thompson Institute. Master of Social Work students are currently undertaking work placements in the advocacy PEER centre area.


USC undergraduate students can undertake Honours projects with research teams at the Thompson Institute.

Research Areas:

USC Master of Psychology (Clinical) and USC Master of Professional Psychology

USC Master of Psychology (Clinical) and USC Master of Professional Psychology programs are offered on site at the Thompson Institute. Students have access to researchers and can find out about the latest mental health and neurological research being undertaken.

The programs are delivered by the School of Social Sciences.

Higher Degree by Research

Opportunities are available to undertake Higher Degree by Research at the Thompson Institute. Potential candidates can contact the research team directly to find out more about the opportunities available.

Research Areas:

Science Mentors - Frontiers for Young Minds

Late PhD, early career researchers and researchers can become science mentors for Frontiers for Young Minds. Science mentors provide guidance for young reviewers, and must work in the fields of Neuroscience and/or Mental Health.

If you are interested in being a science mentor, contact Daniel Hermens, Professor of Youth Mental Health.

The Thompson Institute encourages researchers to submit papers to Frontiers for Young Minds to develop their skills in translating their research for a young audience. This broadens the reach of their research and helps inspire future researchers.

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