Autism is a multi-faceted disorder characterised by distinct clusters of features

A new framework for understanding the diverse features of autism could help University of Queensland researchers develop an intervention for people with the disorder who have mental health problems.

29 July 2019
LGBTQI graphic

Diversity training for physiotherapists could help overcome care concerns among LGBTIQ+ clients, a University of Queensland study has found.

9 April 2019
A teenager wearing a hoodie leans against a wall.

Adolescents in developing countries are more likely to make suicide attempts or have suicidal thoughts than those living in high-income countries, a University of Queensland-led study has found.

14 March 2019
A silhouette of a mum with a baby in a pram.

A clinical psychologist who personally experienced ‘mum-shaming’ is leading a study aimed at addressing the effects of self-criticism among new mothers.

27 February 2019
A man wearing a hat looks out the open door of a car.

Researchers are calling for Australia’s system of managing driver retirement for people with dementia to be overhauled.

21 February 2019
Stepping on to the scales

People struggling with their weight are being offered training to reduce self-criticism and shame they feel about their bodies.

8 January 2019
Cannabis sits on a spiral pattern.

Understanding psychotic-like experiences in young cannabis users is the focus of a new study at The University of Queensland.

9 November 2018
An older man with two family members undergoes a counselling session.

An online program delivering targeted treatment to people suffering from speech disorders after brain injury is the focus of a University of Queensland study.

13 September 2018

People choose role models who have achieved success in ways that are in line with their own moral values, according to University of Queensland research.

13 June 2018
From the cover of New Psychology of Health

Psychology researchers are pushing for greater recognition that social connections are as important to health as regular exercise or not smoking.

31 May 2018
MNHHS Chief Executive Shaun Drummond and UQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj sign the alliance agreement.

A specialist rehabilitation and surgery centre has taken a major step forward with the formal signing of a 20-year partnership between Metro North Hospital and Health Service and The University of Queensland.

18 May 2018
The impacts of sexual abuse include a range of long-term psychological, interpersonal, and health-related difficulties.

Psychotherapy that encourages self-compassion may help treat survivors of sexual abuse, University of Queensland researchers have found.

4 December 2017

Children may have a greater understanding of how to innovate and problem solve than previously realised.

4 September 2017
Dr Katharine Greenaway's small smile

Her research found that it’s better not to grin when you win, but could she keep the smile from her face when receiving a prestigious psychology award?

3 May 2017
UQ's Young Tall Poppy winners

Investigating what we look for in a partner – and how that has affected human evolution – has led the University of Queensland’s Dr Barnaby Dixson to be named the Queensland Tall Poppy of the Year.

18 August 2016
Researchers are recruiting volunteers for a study

One in six Australians is affected by hearing loss, and that figure rises to 70 per cent for older people.

21 July 2016

Significant decreases in cannabis use by young Australians have been tempered by a warning about challenges to physical and psychological health.

10 May 2016

A University of Queensland researcher is a major contributor to a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report on the adverse health effects of nonmedical cannabis use.

17 March 2016

A Queensland researcher’s goal of using smartwatches to combat the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) will see her fly to the USA on an MS Research Australia grant.

11 March 2016
"Methamphetamine consumption increased 4.8 times in the metropolitan area over the timeframe,"

Methamphetamine residue found in the wastewater of a Queensland city has multiplied five times since 2009.

7 March 2016