Research - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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The Thompson Institute is at the forefront of research for Australia's most pressing mental health issues.

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Youth Mental Health

Understanding the factors impacting the mental health of young people through novel clinical and neurobiological studies.

  • World-first, five-year Longitudinal Adolescent Brain Study (LABS)
  • Cyberbullying impacts research
  • Combatting Anxiousness for Learning Minds (CALM) study
Healthy Brain Ageing Clinic

A ground-breaking research program that offers support to significantly reduce dementia risk through lifestyle changes.

Suicide prevention

A prevention strategy and research to address the issue of suicide on the Sunshine Coast

Nola Thompson Centre for Advanced Imaging

Multimodal neuroimaging to investigate mental health

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Understanding the underlying illness process of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Researching to advance understanding of PTSD