Staff profile - Lucy Zinkiewicz

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Dr Lucy Zinkiewicz

Position: Lecturer
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Psychology
Campus: Geelong Waterfront Campus
Phone: +61 3 52278497 +61 3 52278497
Fax: +61 3 522 78621 +61 3 522 78621


Biography summary

Dr Zinkiewicz is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology, and Deputy Course Chair of the Bachelor of Psychology (H345) at Geelong. She teaches social, health and organisational psychology at undergraduate level, and organisational psychology at postgraduate level, and supervises graduate diploma, honours, masters and PhD students.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 1997
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007


Member, Society for Australasian Social Psychologists

Member, International Council of Psychology Educators

Member, Society for the Teaching of Psychology


Subjects and units currently teaching

Unit chair: HPS726

Coordinates HPS204, HPS207 and HPS304 at Geelong

Deputy Course Chair, H345 Geelong

Other teaching: classes and/or seminars in HBS110, HPS204, HPS207, HPS304, HPS726.

Knowledge areas

Social psychology, health psychology, organisational psychology, program evaluation, community psychology.

Student supervision

Principal or co-supervisor of PhD and doctoral projects relating to

  • empathic responding on Facebook
  • social psychology of massively multiplayer online gaming

Associate supervisor of PhD projects relating to

  • alcohol and energy drink use
  • values and attitudes of correctional services staff towards intellectually disabled offenders
  • ideal standards in romantic relationships
  • alcohol-related aggression
  • environmental activism

Supervisor of Masters projects relating to

  • bullying in the workplace

Supervisor of fourth year (Honours, Graduate Diploma) projects relating to

  • work-related alcohol consumption
  • alcohol related aggression
  • disclosure of mental health issues in clinical psychology trainees


Awards and prizes

National Finalist, Lecturer of the Year competition 2008

Deakin University Psychological Society 2008 Lecturer of the Year Runner-up (Geelong)

Deakin University Lecturer of the Year 2007, Lecturer of the Year competition.


Research interests

Social psychology of alcohol and other drug use, especially in relation to alcohol-related aggression and work-related drinking; teaching and learning of psychology.

Research page

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