George Stuart

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Professor George Stuart

BSc(Hons) Psychology, PhD

Head of School, School of Psychology
Building 1400 Room 1.1

Since graduating from Cardiff University, George has published in Q1 journals of high international standing, including six articles in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition. Many of his publications are in the 99th percentile of citations with a field-weighted citation impact between 2.5 and 13, indicating that his work is cited up to 1208% more than the world average for psychology.

In the UK and Europe, George was successful in winning category-one grants, including the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR), the UK Royal Society, and five UK Office of Science and Technology (OST) grants. Before leaving the UK to take up a position in Italy, he was a regular reviewer and rapporteur for the UK ESRC and a research grant reviewer for the Israel Science Foundation (ISF). In 2006, George won the Italian National Concorso (competition) for Assegnista di Ricerca (Research Fellowship) in psychology after submitting a research proposal in competition with other shortlisted candidates from across Italy and defending it in front of a panel of senior Italian academics. He went on to become the first foreign national to be appointed to work in the Psychology Department, Universit√† Cattolica di Milano, Italy, since it’s inauguration in 1921.

In 2011, George moved to Australia to become Head of Department of Psychology, Social Work and Sociology at CQU for 6 years and after almost two years working as the Undergraduate Course Coordinator at CDU, he joined CSU as head of School of Psychology in 2023.


For more than 25 years, George has taught undergraduate and postgraduate psychology students in Australia, Italy and the UK. Besides teaching his specialist area of cognitive psychology, he has also taught statistics and research methods, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology and first year introductory psychology.


The subject of George’s PhD research was implicit memory, or memory without awareness, though his interests have since diversified, applying the common theme of cognitive psychology to areas as diverse as language learning aging, gambling and IBS/IBD. Another, more recent strand of interest is in student attrition and ways of enabling students to complete their chosen courses.

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