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Professor Marita McCabe is an Alfred Deakin Professor of Psychology at Deakin University. She is also Director of one of Deakin University’s Strategic Research Centres – the Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research. She is the Associate Editor of Body Image and Journal of Sexual Medicine and on the editorial board of three other journals. Alfred Deakin Professor McCabe is regularly invited to give keynote addresses at international conferences in her areas of research: human sexuality, body image, and mental health among older people.
Coordinator of the thesis units for the Doctor of Psychology program.
Alfred Deakin Professor McCabe’s research area is in body image, obesity prevention treatment, eating disorders, human sexuality and depression and dementia among older people, and has published extensively in these areas.
APS Interest Group on the Psychology of Relationship Inaugural Research Award 1999.
Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Supervision 1999.
•Fellow, Australian Psychological Society
Member, APS College of Clinical Psychologists
Member, APS College of Health Psychologists
Member, APS College of Forensic Psychologists
Director, Mental Health & Wellbeing Centre, SRC
Member, thesis Examination Subcommittee of the Research and Research Training Committee
Member, Faculty Research Croup Committee
Associate editor, Body Image: an International Journal of Research
Associate Editor, Journal of Sexual Medicine
Parliamentary Community Advisory Committee on Body Image – Provides advice to the Minister of Employment and Youth Affairs
McCabe, M.P. (2011) Keynote speaker. Sexual Health for the Millennium – Forging for the future.
World Association for Sexual Health Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, June.
McCabe, M.P. (2010). Keynote address. Measuring body image attitudes. 1st International Body Image Symposium. Sao Paulo, Brazil, August.
McCabe, M.P. (2010). Keynote address. Psychological and interpersonal factors associated with premature ejaculation: An evaluation of different treatments. 14th World Meeting of the International Society for Sexual Medicine. Seoul, South Korea, September.
McCabe, M.P. & Ricciardelli, L.A. (2010). Keynote address. Body image, body change strategies and sociocultural influences on body image: Adolescent boys and girls. Satra Conference, Satra, Sweden, October.
McCabe, M.P. (2010). Keynote address. ED: The impact on the patient and his partner. Prostate Cancer Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, August.
McCabe, M.P. (2010). Keynote address. Use of the internet for patient education and treatment in sexual medicine. Pfizer Uroscience, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, August.
McCabe, M.P. (2010). Invited symposium (organiser). Sexual dysfunction in romantic relationships. 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia, July.
McCabe, M.P. (2009). Keynote speaker. Partner and relationship: Impact of Premature ejaculation. Speaker’s Training for Dapoxetine, Janssen-Cilag Asia Pacific Medical Affairs. Seoul, Korea, March.
McCabe, M.P., Mellor, D., Davison, T., & George K. (2009). Keynote address. Evaluation of a training program for carers to recognize depression among older people. HammondCare’s 5th National Conference on Depression in the Elderly, Sydney, May.
McCabe, M.P. (2009). Keynote address. Psychological and Interpersonal Dimensions of Sexual Function and Dysfunction. WHO Consultation on Sexual Dysfunction. Paris, July.
McCabe, M. P. (2009) Keynote address. Sexual dysfunction in romantic relationships. Marriage & Relationship Education National Conference. Melbourne, August.