Professor Michael Leiter

Welcome Michael Leiter

Professor Michael Leiter has joined the School of Psychology as our new and first Professor of Organisational Psychology.

Delyse Hutchinson

Playing Politics With Happiness

Which Federal Electorate is Australia's happiest?

Melissa Kirkovski

Autism Researcher On Top Of The World

 Melissa Kirkovski has received the INSAR ‘Distinguished Dissertation’ award for her PhD.

Jade Sheen

OLT Grant To Raise Awareness Of Risky Business

Jade Sheen and her research team (comprising Jane McGillivray, Wendy Sutherland-Smith and Amanda Dudley) have received an OLT Innovation and Development Grant for their Risk Aware program, which aims to enhance students’ clinical competence in risky environments through blended simulation-based learning.

Peter Miller

ARC Linkage Success Signals Time To Call It A Night

Professor Peter Miller is the recipient of an ARC Linkage Grant to undertake an assessment of late night alcohol restrictions in Queensland.


Happy Days For Autism Researchers

An Australian first study is exploring what happiness looks like through the lens of autism.

Peter Miller

Professor Peter Miller's NHMRC Grant success!

Professor Peter Miller, from Deakin’s Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED), is the proud recipient of a highly competitive NHMRC Partnership Project Grant for 2015 (Round 2).

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Faculty Research Grant Success!

Congratulations to the School's recent recipients of Faculty Research Development Grants!


Welcome Associate Professor Melissa O'Shea!

In February the School welcomed Associate Professor Melissa O'Shea into the psychology teaching team.


Straight Outta LA: Welcome Dr Subhadra Evans!

 In February the School welcomed Dr Subhadra Evans into the psychology teaching team.


Talk Does A Fat Lot Of Good

Deakin University psychology researchers want to track women’s experiences of fat talk to get a thorough insight into how often and in what situations these conversations occur.

Dr Briony Hill

Fellowship Heads For The Hill

The School of Psychology's Dr. Briony Hill is the recipient of an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

Nicole Rinehart

The Kids Sleep All Night

Professor Nicole Rinehart is also the recipient of an NHMRC Project Grant.

Dr Emma Scibberas

The Kids Are Alright

One of the School of Psychology's newest staff members, Dr Emma Sciberras, is the proud recipient of a highly-competitive NHMRC Project Grant.

Craig Olsson

...And Out With The Newborn

The School of Psychology's Professor Craig Olsson is also the recipient of a highly-competitive ARC Discovery Project Grant for his project entitled "Intergenerational Prediction of Social and Early Emotional Development".

Dr Gery Karantzas

In With The Old...

The School of Psychology's Dr. Gery Karantzas is the recipient of a highly-competitive ARC Discovery Project Grant for his project entitled "Caring for older parents: Investigating the role of attachment security".

Mind Explorer 2 Launch

Boldly Going Where No Van Has Gone Before

The School of Psychology today officially launched The Mind Explorer #2.

Damian Panozza and Ben Richardson

2015 Student Awards

 The 2015 School of Psychology Student Award winners have been announced!

Peter Miller

No Message In A Bottle For Alcohol Consumers

Australia’s current alcohol warning labels are failing to effectively convey health messages to the public, according to a new study from Deakin University.


Citation For Simulation

The School of Psychology has received a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning as part of the Australian Awards for University Teaching, administered by the Office of Teaching and Learning.


Devotion Earns Promotion

 Six staff in the School of Psychology have been rewarded with academic promotions.


An App A Day Keeps The Psychologist Nearby

A new smartphone app is putting a psychologist in the pocket of anyone needing on the spot advice.


What Is The Best Way To Protect The Community From Sex Offenders?

Managing sex offenders with punitive measures alone may not be the best way to make communities safer, according to a Deakin University forensic psychology expert.

Jessica Browne

Doing A '280' On Diabetes Awareness

Researchers from the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes, based within Deakin's School of Psychology, have been closely involved in developing and supporting the campaign - #280aday - which emphasises the message that "you don’t have to be old or overweight to develop diabetes."


Putting The Teenie Back In The Bottle

A clamp down on bottle shops selling alcohol to underage customers and a commitment by parents not to supply or allow their teens to use alcohol has been successful in reducing underage alcohol supply in Geelong.


All Newborn And No Brains

In a world-first study, researchers from the Reproductive Health Research Team at Deakin University aim to discover whether 'baby brain' plays a part in excessive weight gain during pregnancy.

Nicole Rinehart

Researchers Open Gait-way To Early Autism Diagnosis

In a test as easy as walking across a mat, researchers at Deakin’s Child Study Centre have made a breakthrough that will improve the way we currently diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


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.


Catherine The Great

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.'


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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