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Thompson Institute

Transforming lives through mental health research, training and treatment

Trusted. Trailblazing.

UniSC’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

Research at the Thompson Institute

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

Researchers find adolescent cyberbullies also more likely to be victims – but that’s not all
20 Feb

Early adolescents who engage in cyberbullying are more likely to become victims, according to new research from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Social media and eating disorders: a dangerous two-way street
20 Dec 2022

The influence of social media on the risk and development of eating disorders is well-documented – but does this go both ways?

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 UniSC'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.
Postal address

Thompson Institute (ML59), UniSC
PO Box 5280

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