School of Psychology

Psychology partnerships

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 Research Council
  • Australian Unity
  • Barwon Health
  • Berry Street
  • Beyondblue
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Justice
  • Diabetes Australia Victoria
  • Drummond Street Relationship Centre
  • Eastern Health
  • Football Federation Victoria
  • Headspace (Barwon)
  • MAYO Clinic
  • Medtronic
  • Salvation Army, The
  • Scope
  • SERCO
  • Southern Health
  • St John of God (Geelong)
  • St Jude
  • 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 that 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.

Other partners include:

  • ANZ
  • Austin Health
  • Australian Football League 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 West Healthcare
  • St Vincent's Hospital
  • Taskforce
  • TestGrid
  • 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.

Faculty partnerships

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

27th November 2013