Dr Lata Satyen





Faculty of Health


School of Psychology


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Bachelor of Science, Bangalore University, 1996
Master of Science, Bangalore University, 1998
Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria Univ. of Technology, 2006
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2012


+61 3 522 78452

Research interests

Migrant wellbeing
Domestic violence (Intimate Partner Violence) across cultural groups
Employee wellbeing
Divided Attention


Registered Psychologist, Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria.

Domestic Violence Panel, Federation of Indian Associations of Victoria.

Teaching interests

HPS203 - Understanding the Human Mind

HPS206 - Psychology in the Criminal Justice System

HPS111 - Introduction to Psychology

Units taught

HPS203 - Understanding the Human Mind

HPS206 - Psychology in the Criminal Justice System

HPS121 - Introduction to Psychology

Knowledge areas

Migrant wellbeing, Family Violence, Attitudes to refugees.


*Satyen, L., Guzzardi, D., & Lavithis, A. (2014). Intimate partner violence among migrants and non-migrants in Australia: the influence on helpf-seeking behaviour. Symposium presentation. Crime and Communities conference. Melbourne. Australia.

*Satyen, L., Ranganathan, A., Piedra, S., Simon, B., & Kocis, J. (2013). Family violence among migrant women in Australia: strategies for migrant men to reduce the violence. White Ribbon International Conference. Sydney, Australia.

*Satyen, L., & Mattiuzzo, N. (2011). Influence of coping skills on job satisfaction of migrants and non-migrants in Australia. ACPID Conference. Hobart, Australia.

*Kilibarda, J., & Satyen, L. (2010). Influence of social support on workplace adaptation of Serbian migrants in Australia. International Congress on Applied Psychology. Melbourne, Australia.

*Satyen, L., & Thomas-Rajapaksa, R. (2010). The importance of exploring the relationship between cultural values and job stress among Sri Lankan migrants in Australia. International Congress on Applied Psychology. Melbourne, Australia.

*Huebner, D., Satyen, L., & Walker, A. (2007). Cultural differences in the workplace: a study of Anglo-Saxon and Asian migrant workers. Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference. Gold Coast, Australia.

*Aiman, L., & Huseyin, I. (December, 2008). Movement of migrants to Australia based on gender, educational qualification and occupation.

*Huseyin, I., & Aiman, L. (September, 2008). Improving encoding and retrieval processes among older adults. The Tenth International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience, Bodrum, Turkey. 

 Satyen, L. (2006). Reducing memory costs associated with divided attention. International Conference on Memory-4. Sydney, Australia.

Huseyin, L., & Satyen, L. (2006). Computer game training to improve memory skills among older adults. International Conference on Memory-4. Sydney, Australia.

Professional activities

*Member, ‘End Violence against Women Campaign’, Equity and Diversity Unit, Deakin University
*Domestic Violence Panel, Federation of Indian Associations of Victoria
*Invited contributor, White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
*Vice-President, Panel on ‘Dealing with Domestic Violence in the Indian Community,’ Jagriti.
*Guest Reviewer, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Organisational Psychology
*Guest Reviewer, Applied Cognitive Psychology

Media appearances

Expert panel member: Insights into refugee experiences.


Cognitive benefits of computer game playing



Improving memory



*Best Scientific Paper and Presentation: International Conference on Disaster Management and Trauma Counselling, Bangalore, India (2005).

*Program and Publications Chairs Award: International Education and Technology Conference, Melbourne, Australia (2002).

*Nominee, Education Award: Fire Awareness Community Service Awards, Melbourne, Australia (2004).

*Nominee, Indigenous and Multicultural Award: Fire Awareness Community Service Awards, Melbourne, Australia (2004).


1. Intimate Partner Violence in migrants and non-migrants.

2. Attitudes towards refugees in Australia.

3. Migrant well-being


Filter by


Migrant health in the workplace: a multi-country comparison

Dr Lata Satyen, Prof John Toumbourou, Prof David Mellor, Ilmiye Secer, Dr Matin Ghayour Minaie

(2016), pp. 479-507, Globalisation, migration and health: challenges and opportunities, London, Eng., B1


Cross-cultural differences in intimate partner violence and depression: a systematic review

Miss Madeline Elise White, Dr Lata Satyen

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 120-130, Aggression and violent behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Violence prevention and early intervention: what works?

Prof John Toumbourou, Dr Rachel Leung, Ross Homel, Kate Freiberg, Dr Lata Satyen, Prof Sheryl Ann Hemphill

(2015), pp. 45-62, Preventing violence in Australia: Policy, practice and solutions, Annandale, N.S.W., B1


The relationship between the density of alcohol outlets and parental supply of alcohol to adolescents

Dr Bosco Rowland, Prof John Toumbourou, Dr Lata Satyen, Mr Michael John Livingston, Mr James Williams

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 1898-1903, Addictive behaviors, Oxford, England, C1


Greater cognitive effort for better learning : tailoring an instructional design for learners with different levels of knowledge and motivation

Seffetullah Kuldas, Dr Lata Satyen, Hairul Nizam Ismail, Shahabuddin Hashim

(2014), Vol. 54, pp. 350-373, Psychologica Belgica, London, England, C1


Video Game Training and Reaction Time Skills Among Older Adults

Ilmiye Secer, Dr Lata Satyen

(2014), Vol. 38, pp. 220-236, Activities, adaptation and aging, Melbourne Vic., C1


Training skills of divided attention among older adults

Ilmiye Secer, Dr Lata Satyen

(2013), Vol. 9, pp. 61-78, Journal of articles in support of the null hypothesis, Commerce, Tex., C1


Panic or not in fire: clarifying the misconception

Rita F. Fahy, Guylene Proulx, Dr Lata Satyen

(2012), Vol. 36, pp. 328-338, Fire and Materials, West Sussex, England, C1


'Panic' and human behaviour in fire

Rita F. Fahy, Guylene Proulx, Dr Lata Satyen

(2009), pp. 387-398, Human Behaviour in Fire 2009 Conference Proceedings : Papers from the 4th International Symposium, London, England, E1-1


Fire safety training: its importance in enhancing fire safety knowledge and response to fire

Ilmiye Huseyin, Dr Lata Satyen

(2006), Vol. 21, pp. 48-53, Australian journal of emergency management, Australia, C1


Applications of cognitive theories to children's fire safety education

Dr Lata Satyen, Alexandra Sosa, Michelle Barnett

(2004), pp. 250-254, Psychological science in action : proceedings of the 39th APS Annual Conference, 29 September - 3 October, Sydney NSW, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1


Effectiveness of fire safety education in primary school children

Dr Lata Satyen, Michelle Barnett, Alexandra Sosa

(2004), pp. 339-346, Human behaviour in fire : public fire safety : professionals in parnership : 3rd international symposium, September 2004, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK., London, England, E1-1


The ethical outlook of micro business operators

Stuart Dawson, John Breen, Dr Lata Satyen

(2002), Vol. 40, pp. 302-313, Journal of small business management, Oxford, England, C1-1


Practicality of a technological tool for the teaching of the first year psychology students

Dr Lata Satyen

(2002), pp. 1-6, Untangling the web: establishing learning links: proceedings ASET conference 2002, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1


Strategies to develop divided attention skills through video game training

Dr Lata Satyen, Keis Ohtsuka

(2001), pp. 191-198, Engineering psychology and cognitive ergonomics volume six, Aldershot, England, B1-1