About the School of Psychology

Find out what makes us unique and what you can look forward to if you come to study with us or join us in our research.


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Psychology is a fascinating and diverse discipline, ranging from the study of neurological events through to complex human behaviour.  The School of Psychology is a vibrant hub where staff members and students work together to advance psychological research and practice. We study a broad range of topics using many different approaches while looking through multiple cultural lenses, including kaupapa Māori.  Our courses provide students with a strong foundation in psychology and offer many different options for specialisation. Pathways through our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes lead to a variety of interesting careers.

You are most welcome to get in touch with us to learn more about our school, your study options, and where a career in psychology can take you.

Dr Tim Edwards
Acting Head of School

Our Māori name

On Wednesday 27th May 2020 Associate Professor Tom Roa and Dr Haki Tuaupiki, in consultation with the Kaupapa Māori Management Committee (KMMC), gifted a Māori name to the School of Psychology at the University of Waikato: Te Kura Whatu Oho Mauri. Read the full story here.

Our Staff

Our staff provide research-led teaching and conduct internationally recognised research in a range of psychological specialisations. To discover the breadth of expertise in our School, please see the staff directory. This allows you to easily search or filter to find a potential research partner or prospective postgraduate research supervisor.

List of psychology staff

Have a question? Talk to us

School of Psychology

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07 838 4136

General Enquiries

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Phone: 0800 924 5286