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Faculty Research Grant Success

Three early career researchers in the School of Psychology have received Faculty Research Development Grants for 2015; Delyse Hutchinson, Jacqui Macdonald, and Melissa Kirkovski.


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Catherine The Great

The School of Psychology would like to congratulate Catherine Seton on winning the Australian Unity Student Award.


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A Pearson-al Achievement

Jess Oberklaid, who is currently completing her Bachelor of Psychology at Deakin University, is one of seven recipients of a 2014 Pearson Student Academic Achievement Award.


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Centre for Investigative Interviewing launched

Representatives from over six jurisdictions, 19 organisations and 11 disciplines - including lawyers, social workers, psychologists and police - gathered recently to attend the launch of Deakin's new Centre for Investigative Interviewing.


Peter Miller

Miller time!

A number of school researchers have received outstanding funding outcomes today. The first is Peter Miller (pictured left) and his team who attracted close to half a million dollars funding from the ARC over three years.


Craig Olsson

Detecting the keys to wellbeing

Whether it be tracking the health and development of thousands of Australian children and young people, promoting children's books that encourage emotional literacy, or developing mentor programs for secondary school students, Deakin's Associate Professor Craig Olsson is passionate about making a difference to the wellbeing of Australians.


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KvT wins the VC! OMG!

The School of Psychology were big winners with the announcement of the recipients of the 2014 Deakin University Learning Awards. Kathryn von Treuer (pictured left) has been awarded the very prestigious Vice Chancellor's Award for Teacher of the Year.


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Toumbourou & Olsson's twin success!

Two projects led by researchers from the School of Psychology have been awarded NHMRC Project Grant Awards. Associate Professor Craig Olsson and Professor John Toumbourou (pictured left) have both been successful in winning NHMRC Project Grants.


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Ain't that a kick in the head!

Dr Alan Pearce, deputy director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Unit (CNU) in the School of Psychology, has recently been featured extensively in the media, calling for better testing to monitor brain health after sports concussions.


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All work and no student engagement makes Jac a dull girl

Our very own Jaclyn Broadbent was recently profiled in The Australian for her work in improving retention rates when working with large cohorts of students. Dr Broadbent (pictured left) is the unit chair for our Health Behaviour unit, which has an annual intake of more than 2100 students.


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Our ex-OLT-ed trio

Ms Sharon Horwood, Dr Wendy Sutherland-Smith and Ms Hannah Bereznicki received a citation from the Australian Government's Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) for outstanding contributions to student learning.


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New hope for autism

Practitioners are one step closer to being able to treat people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), thanks to recent research involving Deakin's new Cognitive Neuroscience Unit.


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The people's champion

Psychology performed well at today's final of the Deakin University's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The People's Choice Award went to Michael Dofrom the School of Psychology, who presented on 'Transcranial magnetic stimulation and obsessive compulsive disorder.'


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Up close and personal

Loneliness is not necessarily related to the number of close relationships we have, rather it can result when our relationships with others do not meet our expectations. This was one of the findings outlined at a recent Public Symposium held by Deakin's School of Psychology to coincide with the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR) Conference.


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Not too high, not too low

Deakin health researchers have participated in a project that will significantly reduce the likelihood of severe hypoglycaemic episodes for people with type 1 diabetes. For many of these people and their families, the improved management procedures will be life changing.


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Clinical Team Win Metro Educator Award

Dr Jade Sheen, Dr Clint Gurtman, and Associate Professor Jane McGillivray have been awarded the inaugural  Metropolitan Educator Award, in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the education and training of current and/or future health workers.


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Thinkers In Residence

The School of Psychology is pleased to welcome Professor Carolyn Cutrona and Professor Daniel Russell who are Thinkers in Residence working with the School of Psychology and the Strategic Research Centre on Mental Health and Wellbeing.


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Is reducing diabetes stigma Pozible?

With many having to take daily injections, count their carbs and constantly monitor their insulin dose, life for people with diabetes is challenging enough, without having to deal with the negative effects of stigma.


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Psychology Improves Ranking In Latest QS World University Rankings

After last year being featured for the first time in the top 200 psychology departments worldwide, The School is pleased to announce that we have further improved our ranking this year, to now be ranked in the top 101-150 of psychology departments.


Peter Miller

Knockout Research

Associate Professor Peter Miller can deservedly claim some credit for the new alcohol laws set to be introduced in NSW. Associate Professor Miller has been a passionate advocate for the new laws and has been unflinching in delivering his message, including many media appearances over the past few weeks.


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