The greatest beneficiaries of the Centre’s research and intervention programs will be health care, education and social welfare in Australia. The programs will directly inform the diagnosis and treatment of a range of cognitive disorders, including dyslexia, language impairment, autism, dementia and schizophrenia. Research will be aimed at alleviating the high social cost of such cognitive disorders by improving diagnosis and by developing more effective interventions. The Centre will conduct large scale multi-site studies of cognitive disorders, which would otherwise be virtually impossible. Finally, the Centre will further enhance Australia’s international reputation in the study of cognition and its disorders.

Funding: $21 million over 7 years

Centre Director: Professor Stephen Crain

Administering Organisation: Macquarie University

Collaborating and Partner Organisations:

  • The University of Western Australia
  • The University of New South Wales
  • The University of New England
  • The University of Sydney
  • University of Auckland, NZ
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • The University of Oxford
  • Cardiff University
  • Institute of Education, London
  • The University of Kansas
  • University of York
  • University of Cambridge
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