USC’s Thompson Institute addresses society’s most pressing mental health issues. We integrate world-class research, clinical services and education under one roof, because it enables fast translation of research breakthroughs into practice. Everything we do is underpinned by neuroscience. This uncovers promising new insights into mental health and how it is linked to our brain structure and function.
Our integrated programs
The unique integration of research areas supports fast translation of research breakthroughs into practice.
Education and training
High-quality education for post-graduate students, higher degree researchers, and the community.
Mental health services informed by the latest evidence.
‘Brain fingerprinting’ of adolescents might be able to predict mental health problems down the line5 Aug
Identifying mental health risk in teenagers means we may be able to intervene before adulthood.
Fireworks in the sky, chaos in the mind29 Jun
Percy would have felt rattled every time a firework erupted in the sky above.
Brain ‘fingerprinting’ provides insights into mental health of young adolescents16 Jun
Medical imaging of a person’s unique brain signature – much like a fingerprint – has the potential to predict mental health problems in young adolescents, according to a world-first study by University of the Sunshine Coast researchers.