Our partners

The School of Psychology has links with universities around the world for academic collaborations and student exchange.

We also have many industry partners who offer our students applied research opportunities and work placements.


Partners in research

Staff at the School of Psychology engage in collaborative research with organisations across a wide range of sectors, including government, health services, business and community organisations. 

Some of these partnerships are through the Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED).

Our partners include:

  • Australian Research Council
  • Australian Unity
  • Barwon Health
  • Berry Street
  • Beyondblue
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Justice
  • Diabetes Victoria
  • Drummond Street Relationship Centre
  • Eastern Health
  • Football Federation Victoria
  • Headspace (Barwon)
  • Irabina
  • MAYO Clinic
  • Medtronic
  • Scope
  • SERCO
  • Southern Health
  • St John of God (Geelong)
  • St Jude
  • The Salvation Army
  • Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre
  • Uniting Aged Care
  • Western Australia Police
  • YSAS.

Student work placements

We have over 100 partner organisations that offer students (studying clinical, health, forensic and organisational psychology) the opportunity to experience real-life work situations. 

We also encourage guest lectures from these partners to maintain our blend of academic teaching with contemporary practice.

These partners include:

  • ANZ
  • Austin Health
  • Australian Football League Players Association
  • Chandler McLeod
  • Corrections Victoria
  • Department of Justice
  • Epworth Hospital
  • Ernst & Young
  • Melbourne Health
  • National Australia Bank
  • Newcrest Mining
  • Royal Children's Hospital
  • Shanghai Mental Health Centre
  • Sichuan Normal University
  • South West Healthcare
  • St Vincent's Hospital
  • Taskforce
  • TestGrid
  • UCSI University
  • Western Health
  • Yarra Valley Ranges Youth Services.

Joint psychology clinics

Our partnerships with health services have led to the establishment of joint psychology clinics, where our postgraduate students undertake placements. 

Both the Eastern Health Psychology Clinic and the Barwon Health and Deakin University Psychology Clinic have been operating successfully for a number of years.

Governance and course development

Each course has an advisory board. The board is composed of staff, students, academics from other institutions and individuals from partner organisations. This allows people to share their industry knowledge and have input into course development.

Our consulting services

The School of Psychology also offers consultancy to some of our industry partners for a commercial fee. These projects often arise from our partnerships, though they may also be in response to public tenders. 

Projects can involve training programs, the development of materials, data collection and analysis, evaluations and advice.