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Tess Knight is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology. She teaches at graduate and undergraduate levels and supervises fourth level students.
Unit Chair for:
HPS302/782 Pathways through Adulthood
Dr Knight is a qualitative researcher whose research interests are in developmental psychology and health. Her specific area of interest is in successful ageing. She is currently researching the well-being of older adults through social inclusion, and also health issues relevant to older adults in respect of their ability to recognise a healthy weight status.
The Jim and Alison Leslie award for excellence in teaching in 2006.
Nominated for the Vice-Chancellors award for Outstanding Achievement in 2005.
Fellow of the College of Distinguished Deakin Educators.
Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria.
Tess is the co-ordinator for the Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences mentoring programme. She is a member of Faculty Board, Student Affairs Committee, Faculty Student Support Group, and the Mental Health and Well-being research cluster group. Tess also serves on the Teaching and Learning Committee for the School of Psychology. She has been a guest speaker at a Public Health forum in Melbourne in 2005; the APS Ageing Interest Group in 2004; the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) in Melbourne in 2003; and the Healthy Ageing Colloquium at bournemouth University, UK in 2003. Tess is also an active member in a Grief and Loss Group in her local community.
Against health: Resisting the invisible morality. University of Michigan, US, October 2006.
The 6th European Qualitative Research Conference in Health and Social Care. Bournemouth University, UK, September 2006.
Getting underneath the fact: Natural categories and biological facts as historical and emergent objects. Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University, UK, August 2006.
40th APS Annual conference, Melbourne, September 2005.
3rd National Conference for Emerging Researchers in Ageing, Brisbane, Australasian Centre on Ageing, 2004.