Staff research interests

Dr Simon Albrecht

  • Employee engagement
  • Organisational climate
  • Attitudes to change
  • Employee, team and organisational wellbeing and performance

Dr Jeromy Anglim

  • Quantitative methods in psychology
  • Bayesian data analysis
  • Skill acquisition and human performance
  • Individual differences: personality and ability
  • Selection and recruitment

Associate Professor David Austin

  • Internet-based clinical interventions
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Panic Disorder

Hannah Bereznicki

  • Transcranial stimulation
  • Pain management in chronic illness
  • Authentic assessment techniques
  • Student engagement

Dr Jaclyn Broadbent

  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Psychosocial factors associated with health behaviour change
  • Autism research

Cathy Caballero

  • Career counselling and assessment
  • Career development
  • Work readiness
  • Employee development and coaching

Dr Sharon Casey

  • Offender rehabilitation
  • Substance use treatment
  • Juvenile offending
  • Evaluation of offender treatment programs
  • Psychology and the law

Dr Beth Costa

  • Adolescent health
  • Caffeinated energy drinks
  • Nutrition
  • Qualitative research methods

Professor Robert Cummins

  • Happiness
  • Subjective wellbeing
  • Survey methodology
  • Resilience
  • Disability

Rebecca Diehm

  • Secondary traumatic stress
  • Vicarious trauma
  • Burnout
  • Trans-diagnostic group therapy for depression and anxiety disorders

Associate Professor Nicki Dowling

  • Problem gambling
  • Internet and other process addictions
  • Psychological and online interventions
  • Alcohol and substance use problems

Amanda Dudley

  • Childhood and adolescent anxiety
  • Childhood and adolescent depression
  • School refusal
  • Parenting

Associate Prof Peter Enticott

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Empathy
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Brain stimulation

Dr Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz

  • State based assessment of body image and mental health
  • Psychometrics and scale development
  • Malleability of body image
  • Maternal body image

Dr Clint Gurtman

  • Addictions
  • Human and preclinical psychopharmacology
  • Insomnia
  • Countermeasures for sleep deprivation
  • Driving
  • Psychologist training

Dr Kate Hall

  • Treatment of substance use disorders
  • Coexisting borderline personality disorder and substance use disorder
  • Impulsivity and substance use disorders
  • Research translation

Dr Melissa Hayden

  • Obesity
  • Weight and weight loss maintenance
  • Cognitive neuroscience and behaviour change
  • Self-regulation
  • Maternal perinatal obesity

Dr Merrilyn Hooley

  • Parental influences of preschool child health (esp dental caries and obesity)
  • Parenting styles
  • Gender development

Sharon Horwood

  • Personality and chronic illness
  • Childhood obesity and personality
  • Education and learning

Dr Christian Hyde

  • Neuro-developmental disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Typical and Atypical Motor Development

Dr Shannon Hyder

  • Depression
  • Resilience
  • Violence
  • Goal-setting

Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos

  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Addictive behaviours
  • Neurobiological models of personality
  • Cue-reactivity
  • Attentional bias and substance use

Associate Professor Ross King

  • Determinants of body image in adolescents and adults
  • Carers of eating disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Clinical psychology
  • Professional and ethical issues in psychologists

Associate Professor Tess Knight

  • Mental health and wellbeing in ageing
  • Intergenerational connectedness and social inclusion
  • Adolescent depression
  • Body image and sense of self after illness

Dr Emily Kothe

  • Adherence to dietary guidelines
  • Theories of health behaviour change
  • Self-regulation
  • Intervention design and evaluation

Dr Eric Koukounas

  • Human sexuality
  • Violence
  • Alcohol and sexual assault

Tiffany Lewis

  • Child sexual abuse
  • Police responses to victimology
  • Family violence
  • Judicial decision making

Dr Jarrad Lum

  • Developmental language and learning problems
  • Specific language impairment
  • Memory and language development
  • Developmental neuropsychology

Alfred Deakin Professor Marita McCabe

  • Body image
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Aging
  • Neurological disorders

Associate Professor Jane McGillivray

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Intellectual disability
  • Mental health and wellbeing of people with disabilities
  • Promoting health in people with disabilities

Associate Professor Keith McVilly

  • Adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Positive behaviour support
  • Restrictive intervention minimisation forensic disability
  • Quality of life and relationships for people with disability
  • Professional ethics and organisational development in human services

Professor David Mellor

  • Psychopathology and aging
  • Body dissatisfaction
  • Cross cultural psychology
  • Child and adolescent mental health

Dr Richard Moulding

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Hoarding disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive models of psychopathology

Associate Professor Alex Mussap

  • Mental health
  • Body image
  • Occupational sedentary behaviour
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Cross-cultural influences

Associate Professor Craig Olsson

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Lifecourse Epidemiology
  • Psychiatric Genetics/Epigenetics
  • Transgenerational Prevention

Dr Alan Pearce

  • Neurophysiology of concussion and traumatic brain injury
  • Neuroplasticity in learning and rehabilitation
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for diagnosis and treatment
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for treatment

Professor Martine Powell

  • Investigative interviewing
  • Medical communication
  • Sexual assault reform
  • Child witness testimony

Associate Professor Lina Ricciardelli

  • Body image and eating problems in children and adolescents
  • Body image and eating problems in males
  • Healthy eating and physical activity
  • Psychosocial risk factors and cancer
  • Health psychology

Dr Ben Richardson

  • Risky drinking in young adults and associated consequences
  • Studying state based aspects of problem behaviour (using an experience sampling methodology)
  • Using smartphone apps and risk modelling as a means of early intervention for problem behaviour

Professor Nicole J. Rinehart

  • Specific Autism Asperger's disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Broad developmental psychopathology neurodevelopmental disorders

Dr Bosco Rowland

  • Public health
  • Health promotion
  • Prevention
  • Alcohol
  • Adolescents

Dr Lata Satyen

  • Intimate partner violence
  • Migrant/refugee wellbeing
  • Divided sttention rncoding and retrieval processes

Dr Stefanie Sharman

  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Investigative interviewing
  • False memories
  • Autobiographical memory

Dr Jade Sheen

  • Parental mental illness
  • Human sexuality
  • Simulation in mental health education
  • Stress and burnout in health professionals

Professor Helen Skouteris

  • Perinatal maternal obesity
  • Childhood obesity
  • Maternal body image
  • Perinatal mental health and wellbeing

Professor Jane Speight

  • Psychological, social and behavioural aspects of diabetes
  • Impact of diabetes on mental health and emotional well-being
  • Severe hypoglycaemia - prevention and drivers
  • Diabetes self-management education and support - development and evaluation
  • Diabetes novel treatments and technologies - optimal use, impact on patient-reported outcomes

Associate Professor Mark Stokes

  • Autism
  • Sexuality and autism
  • Female profile of autism
  • Social function and autism
  • Pediatric injury prevention
  • Autism and injury
  • Autism and quality of life
  • Quality of life
  • Sleep and circadian rhythms

Vanessa Sturre

  • Organisational psychology
  • Psychological assessment and development
  • Enhancing and evaluating student placements and work readiness
  • Employee engagement

Dr Wendy Sutherland-Smith

  • Teaching and learning contexts
  • Role of technologies in learning
  • Implementation of policies in practice
  • Ethical relationships
  • Academic integrity

Professor Don Thomson

  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Juror decision making
  • Suggestibility of child witnesses
  • Detection of deception

Professor John Toumbourou

  • Prevention science - integrating longitudinal, evaluation and policy research
  • Preventing alcohol and drug use problems
  • Preventing violence and depression
  • Promoting positive development
  • Research dissemination and policy translation

Suzanne Vidler

  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Trauma
  • Violent offenders
  • Family violence
  • Personality disorders

Associate Professor Kathryn Von Treuer

  • Teams and workplace cohesion
  • Workplace performance
  • Workplace health and wellbeing
  • Student retention and aspiration
  • Competency assessment

Dr Melissa Weinberg

  • Subjective wellbeing
  • Happiness studies
  • Trauma transmission
  • Scale construction and design

Dr Lucy Zinkiewicz

  • Social psychology of alcohol and other drug use
  • Work-related alcohol and other drug use
  • Group processes and intergroup relations in the workplace

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