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Research at the Thompson Institute

We pursue solutions to Australia's most pressing mental health issues. Our research is underpinned by cutting-edge neuroscience. It is uncovering new insights into how mental health is linked to our neurobiology - the structure and function of our brains.
National PTSD Research Centre

Bringing together advanced neuroscience and psychotherapies, to pursue solutions for the 1.4 million Australians living with PTSD.

  • Neurobiological underpinnings of PTSD and psychological trauma
  • Clinical trials of novel psychotherapies and pharmaceutical treatments 
  • Early life psychological trauma 
  • Natural disaster mental health impacts 
Youth mental health

World-first research into the factors impacting the mental health of young people. Programs include:

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Healthy Brain Ageing Program

Supporting healthy ageing and reducing the impacts of dementia via lifestyle changes

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Suicide prevention

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

Chronic fatigue syndrome

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

Nola Thompson Centre for Advanced Imaging

Multimodal neuroimaging to investigate mental health

Research outcomes

View published studies by our researchers.