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Dr Lucy Zinkiewicz

Position: Lecturer
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Psychology
Campus: Geelong Waterfront Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 78497 +61 3 522 78497
Fax: +61 3 522 78621 +61 3 522 78621


Biography summary

Dr Zinkiewicz is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Geelong. She teaches social and health psychology at undergraduate level, and organisational psychology at postgraduate level, and supervises graduate diploma, honours, masters and PhD students.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 1997
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007


Member, Australian Psychological Society

Member, Society for Australasian Social Psychologists

Member, International Council of Psychology Educators

Member, Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Professional activities

Dr Zinkiewicz is Psychology HDR Liaison for the Geelong campuses.

Dr Zinkiewicz is Inaugural Treasurer for the International Council of Psychology Educators and is on the Editorial Board of the international peer-reviewed journal Psychology Learning and Teaching. She regularly reviews articles for international peer-reviewed journals in the area of health, social and organisational psychology, and psychology teaching and learning.


Subjects and units currently teaching

Unit chair: HPS204 and HPS774.

Coordinates HPS304 at Geelong

Other teaching: classes and/or seminars in HBS110, HPS304, HPS722.

Knowledge areas

Social psychology, health psychology, organisational psychology, program evaluation, community psychology, psychology teaching and learning.

Student supervision

Principal or co-supervisor of PhD and doctoral projects relating to

  • empathic responding on Facebook
  • social psychology of massively multiplayer online gaming
  • environmental activism
  • influence tactics in the workplace

Associate supervisor of PhD projects relating to

  • alcohol and energy drink use
  • values and attitudes of correctional services staff towards intellectually disabled offenders
  • ideal standards in romantic relationships

Supervisor of fourth year (Honours, Graduate Diploma) projects relating to

  • alcohol related aggression.


Awards and prizes

National Finalist, Lecturer of the Year competition 2008

Deakin University Psychological Society 2008 Lecturer of the Year Runner-up (Geelong)

Deakin University Lecturer of the Year 2007, Lecturer of the Year competition.


Research interests

Social psychology of alcohol and other drug use; alcohol-related aggression; work-related alcohol and other drug use; group processes and intergroup relations in the workplace

Research page

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