UC is home to many world-leading research centres, institutes and on-site clinics. This provides students with first-hand experience in real-world research and clinical environments.
With a burgeoning post-graduate programme and new doctoral-level faculty in diverse areas of psychology, communication disorders, audiology, swallowing rehabilitation and stroke recovery, our research profile is rapidly expanding.
The Canterbury Child Development Research Group investigates critical child development issues concerned with early developmental risks, brain development, parenting and family functioning.
The Child Language Research Group conducts research on children's speech and language development and related abilities.
The Mental Health and Nutrition Research Lab aims to find nutritional interventions that are effective in treating psychiatric/psychological illness.
The New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB) is a multi-disciplinary centre dedicated to the study of human language.
The Speech-Language Neuroscience Lab | Te Puna Pūtaiao Ioio studies different aspects of normal and disordered speech production and perception.