The School of Psychology has links with universities throughout the world for both academic collaborations and student exchange. We also have many industry partners who play different roles throughout our School.
Partners in research
School of Psychology staff engage in collaborative research with organisations across a wide range of sectors, including government, health services, business and community organisations. The partnerships enable the School to provide our research students with excellent opportunities for applied research. Much of the research in the School of Psychology is conducted with partner organisations through the Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research.
Our partners include:
- Australian Unity
- Barwon Health
- Berry Street
- Department of Human Services
- Diabetes Australia - Victoria
- Drummond Street Relationship Centre
- Football Federation - Victoria
- Eastern Health
- Headspace (Barwon)
- MAYO Clinic
- Salvation Army
- Southern Health
- St John of God (Geelong)
- Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre
- Uniting Aged Care
- Western Australia Police
Partners in student work placements
The School of Psychology has over 100 partner organisations which offer students (Clinical, Health, Forensic and Organisational Psychology students) the opportunity for exposure to real life work situations.
Our partnerships with health services have led to the establishment of joint psychology clinics, where our postgraduate students undertake placements. Both the Eastern Health Psychology Clinic and the Barwon Health and Deakin University Psychology Clinic have been operating successfully for a number of years resulting in strong partnerships with both organisations.
The Deakin University School of Psychology - Eastern Health partnership has been in place since 1997 and has supported the training of many post graduate psychology students as well as 18 honours, Masters and Doctoral projects completed through the link. The partnership has also resulted in over 14 additional research grants funded by organisations such as Beyond Blue and Alzheimer Australia and an Australian Research Council linkages grant establishing Australian norms for outcome measures in child and adolescent mental health.
The partnership with Barwon Health and Deakin Psychology had its origins in 2007 when the Master of Psychology (Clinical) course commenced at Deakin's Geelong Waterfront Campus. All students in the course completed their first placement within Barwon Health's Mental Health teams & this has continued ever since. The partnership arose from this as it was seen as a way to address Barwon Health's need to attract high quality clinical psychology graduates to its workforce and Deakin Psychology's need to provide excellent clinical placements in the Geelong region. The centrepiece of the partnership is the creation of the joint Barwon Health-Deakin Psychology Clinic, the planning of which commenced in 2009 and has been operating since February 2011.
Other partners include:
- Austin Health
- Australian Football Players Association
- Chandler McLeod
- Corrections Victoria
- Department of Justice
- Ernst & Young
- Epworth Hospital
- Royal Children's Hospital
- Melbourne Health
- National Australia Bank
- Newcrest Mining
- Shanghai Mental Health Centre
- Sichuan Normal University
- South wWest Healthcaree Health
- St Vincent's Hospital
- UCSI University
- Western Health
- Yarra Valley Ranges Youth Services
Partners in teaching
We encourage guest lectures from our industry partners. In this way we can maintain our blend of academic teaching with contemporary practice.
Partners in governance and course development
Each Course has an Advisory Board which is comprised of staff, students, academics from other institutions and individuals from our partner organisations. This allows people to share their industry knowledge and have input into course development.
Partners in consulting
The School of Psychology also engages in consultancy projects with some of our industry partners. Consultancy projects often arise from our partnerships, though they may also be in response to public tenders. Consultancy projects are commercial fee for service based transactions wherein the School staff expertise is contracted out to the other party. The projects may involve diverse deliverables including training programs, development of materials, data collection and analysis, evaluations, and advice.