Staff profile - Jaclyn Broadbent

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Dr Jaclyn Broadbent

Position: Senior Lecturer
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Psychology
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 43043 +61 3 924 43043



  • Bachelor of Science, Monash University, 2004
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Deakin University, 2006
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2011
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2013

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Teaching Interests

Jaclyn has run the School of Psychology’s largest unit HBS110: Health Behaviour, annually teaching more than 2100 Faculty of Health students the skills and principles of behaviour modification.

Team Leader / Unit Chair - HBS110 Health Behaviour 

The unit examines the skills and principles of behaviour modification. Students undertake experiential and reflective learning approaches to develop and understanding of the process, challenges and skills involved in health behaviour change.

Student supervision

Jaclyn currently co supervises the following students:


Emma Thompson - Psychosocial determinants of treatment adherence in chronic pain and disability

Angela Seegar - Positive employee performance: What is the relationship between employee health behaviours, organisational engagement, and job performance

Brittany Watson - Body Image during Pregnancy



Toni Honicke - The influence of Self-Efficacy on Academic Success

Alexandra Head - investigating the Female Profile of Autism


Jaclyn has the following completed students:


Emily de Jager - Psychosocial determinants of exclusive breastfeeding

Conferences and seminars

Blended Learning (October 2015) How to Effectively Implement Blended Learning in a Large Class Environment.

Asian Pacific Ignite teaching conference (August 2015): Large class teaching: How to give valuable feedback, enhance student engagement and increase retention.

FUSION T&L conference (June 2015) The Hitchhiker's Guide to Brightspace for Large Classes-Intelligent Agents to the Rescue

FUSION T&L conference (June 2015) “Innovations Using Brightspace and the Future of Education” Leading educators panel.

FUSION T&L conference (June 2015) Brightspace for Large Classes: Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, and Tips

ASCLITE (Nov 2014) Presentation Title: Learning analytics 101:  Leveraging the Desire2Learning Intelligent Agent tool to enhance student engagement and retention

Invited Keynote presentation at Asian Pacific Ignite teaching conference (August 2014): Presentation Title: Brightspace survival guide: complete protection form large class teaching

Invited Keynote Panel presentation FUSION in Nashville July 2014:
Innovative ideas to engage students (attendance 1,100 people)

Presentation at FUSION in Nashville July 2014:
Presentation Title: Simple yet effective social communication


Awards and prizes

-2014 Desire2Learn Teaching Impact award

- 2012 Office of Learning and Teaching Australian Awards for University Teaching. Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

- 2012 Deakin University Commendation for Excellence in Teaching

- 2011 Deakin University Commendation for Excellence in Teaching

- 2011 School of Psychology ABCD Award

- 2010 Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence

- 2009 School of Psychology ABCD Award

- 2008 Deakin University Commendation for Excellence in Teaching,


Research interests

My research interests align heavily with my teaching responsibilities as Unit Chair for Health Behaviour, and broadly cover two areas:

Scholarship of Teaching Learning- with particular emphasis on:

  1. Determinants of student success, engagement, and retention,
  2. Use of feedback and other online technologies to ensure positive student outcomes even in large cohort settings,
  3. The role of self-regulation in the learning process (especially for online learning), and
  4. Feedback and evaluative judgment in learning

Health behaviour change:

  1. The application of health behaviour change principles to improve healthy lifestyle choices in the general population as well as at-risk groups,
  2. Development of risk models based on psychosocial determinants of poor health behaviour.

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