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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

Novel brain imaging study seeks answers to chronic fatigue mystery
30 Nov

Vibrant and full of energy, occupational rehabilitation consultant Nadia was living her best life - until the fatigue took hold.

UniSC neuroscientist recognised as role model
18 Nov

Dr Sophie Andrews has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading lights for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for her work leading the Healthy Brain Ageing Research Program at UniSC’s Thompson Institute.

Changing Minds: How a teacher-turned-neuroscientist is helping teenage brains
18 Oct

Guidance counsellor-turned neuroscientist returns to the classroom, to deliver a pilot program shaping healthy teenage brains.

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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