Staff Research Interests

The research interests of staff in the Deakin School of Psychology are listed in the table below. You can filter the table by entering keywords into the search field.

First Name Surname Contact Details Research Interests

Simon Albrecht View Profile Employee engagement
Organisational climate
Attitudes to change
Employee, team and organisational wellbeing and performance
Jeromy Anglim View Profile Quantitative methods in psychology
Bayesian data analysis
Skill acquisition and human performance
Individual differences: personality and ability
Selection and recruitment
David Austin View Profile Internet-based clinical interventions
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Panic Disorder
Hannah Bereznicki View Profile Transcranial stimulation
Pain management in chronic illness
Authentic assessment techniques
Student engagement
Jaclyn Broadbent View Profile Scholarship of teaching and learning
Psychosocial factors associated with health behaviour change
Autism research
Cathy Caballero View Profile Career counselling and assessment
Career development
Work readiness
Employee development and coaching
Sharon Casey View Profile Offender rehabilitation
Substance use treatment
Juvenile offending
Evaluation of offender treatment programs
Psychology and the law
Beth Costa View Profile Adolescent health
Caffeinated energy drinks
Qualitative research methods
Robert Cummins View Profile Happiness
Subjective wellbeing
Survey methodology
Rebecca Diehm View Profile Secondary traumatic stress
Vicarious trauma
Trans-diagnostic group therapy for depression and anxiety disorders
Nicki Dowling View Profile Problem gambling
Internet and other process addictions
Psychological and online interventions
Alcohol and substance use problems
Amanda Dudley View Profile Childhood and adolescent anxiety
Childhood and adolescent depression
School refusal
Peter Enticott View Profile Autism spectrum disorder
Cognitive Neuroscience
Brain stimulation
Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz View Profile State based assessment of body image and mental health
Psychometrics and scale development
Malleability of body image
Maternal body image
Clint Gurtman View Profile Addictions
Human and preclinical psychopharmacology
Countermeasures for sleep deprivation
Psychologist training
Kate Hall View Profile Treatment of substance use disorders
Coexisting borderline personality disorder and substance use disorder
Impulsivity and substance use disorders
Research translation
Melissa Hayden View Profile Obesity
Weight and weight loss maintenance
Cognitive neuroscience and behaviour change
Maternal perinatal obesity
Merrilyn Hooley View Profile Parental influences of preschool child health (esp dental caries and obesity)
Parenting styles
Gender development
Sharon Horwood View Profile Personality and chronic illness
Childhood obesity and personality
Education and learning
Christian Hyde View Profile Neuro-developmental disorders
Cerebral Palsy
Developmental Coordination Disorder
Typical and Atypical Motor Development
Shannon Hyder View Profile Depression
Nicolas Kambouropoulos View Profile Drug and alcohol use
Addictive behaviours
Neurobiological models of personality
Attentional bias and substance use
Ross King View Profile Determinants of body image in adolescents and adults
Carers of eating disorders
Eating disorders
Clinical psychology
Professional and ethical issues in psychologists
Bianca Klettke View Profile Child sexual abuse
Adult sexual abuse
Judicial and jury decision making
Family violence
Tess Knight View Profile Mental health and wellbeing in ageing
Intergenerational connectedness and social inclusion
Adolescent depression
Body image and sense of self after illness
Emily Kothe View Profile Adherence to dietary guidelines
Theories of health behaviour change
Intervention design and evaluation
Eric Koukounas View Profile Human sexuality
Alcohol and sexual assault
Tiffany Lewis View Profile Child sexual abuse
Police responses to victimology
Family violence
Judicial decision making
Jarrad Lum View Profile Developmental language and learning problems
Specific language impairment
Memory and language development
Developmental neuropsychology
Marita McCabe View Profile Body image
Sexual dysfunction
Neurological disorders
Jane McGillivray View Profile Autism Spectrum Disorders
Intellectual disability
Mental health and wellbeing of people with disabilities
Promoting health in people with disabilities
Keith McVilly View Profile Adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities
Challenging behaviour
Positive behaviour support
Restrictive intervention minimisation forensic disability
Quality of life and relationships for people with disability
Professional ethics and organisational development in human services
David Mellor View Profile Psychopathology and aging
Body dissatisfaction
Cross cultural psychology
Child and adolescent mental health
Richard Moulding View Profile Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Hoarding disorder
Anxiety disorders
Cognitive models of psychopathology
Alex Mussap View Profile Mental health
Body image
Occupational sedentary behaviour
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Cross-cultural influences
Craig Olsson View Profile Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Lifecourse Epidemiology
Psychiatric Genetics/Epigenetics
Transgenerational Prevention
Alan Pearce View Profile Neurophysiology of concussion and traumatic brain injury
Neuroplasticity in learning and rehabilitation
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for diagnosis and treatment
Transcranial direct current stimulation(tDCS) for treatment
Martine Powell View Profile Investigative interviewing
Medical communication
Sexual assault reform
Child witness testimony
Lina Ricciardelli View Profile Body image and eating problems in children and adolescents
Body image and eating problems in males
Healthy eating and physical activity
Psychosocial risk factors and cancer
Health psychology
Ben Richardson View Profile Risky drinking in young adults and associated consequences
Studying state based aspects of problem behaviour (using an experience sampling methodology)
Using smartphone apps and risk modelling as a means of early intervention for problem behaviour
Nicole Rinehart View Profile Specific Autism Asperger's disorder
Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder
Broad developmental psychopathology neurodevelopmental disorders
Bosco Rowland View Profile Public health
Health promotion
Lata Satyen View Profile Intimate partner violence
Migrant/refugee wellbeing
Divided attention encoding and retrieval processes
Stefanie Sharman View Profile Eyewitness testimony
Investigative interviewing
False memories
Autobiographical memory
Jade Sheen View Profile Parental mental illness
Human sexuality
Simulation in mental health education
Stress and burnout in professionals
Helen Skouteris View Profile Perinatal maternal obesity
Childhood obesity
Maternal body image
Perinatal mental health and wellbeing
Jane Speight View Profile Psychological, social and behavioural aspects of diabetes
Impact of diabetes on mental health and emotional well-being
Severe hypoglycaemia - prevention and drivers
Diabetes self-management education and support - development and evaluation
Diabetes novel treatments and technologies - optimal use, impact on patient-reported outcomes
Mark Stokes View Profile Autism
Sexuality and autism
Female profile of autism
Social function and autism
Pediatric injury prevention
Autism and injury
Autism and quality of life
Quality of life
Sleep and circadian rhythms
Vanessa Sturre View Profile Organisational Psychology
Psychological assessment and development
Enhancing and evaluating student placements and work readiness
Employee engagement
Wendy Sutherland-Smith View Profile Teaching and learning contexts
Role of technologies in learning
Implementation of policies in practice
Ethical relationships
Academic integrity
Don Thomson View Profile Eyewitness testimony
Juror decision making
Suggestibility of child witnesses
Detection of deception
John Toumbourou View Profile Prevention science - integrating longitudinal, evluation and policy research
Preventing alcohol and drug use problems
Preventing violence and depression
Promoting positive development
Research dissemination and policy translation
Suzanne Vidler View Profile Alcohol and other drugs
Violent offenders
Family violence
Personality disorders
Kathryn Von Treuer View Profile Teams and workplace cohesion
Workplace performance
Workplace health and wellbeing
Student retention and aspiration
Competency assessment
Melissa Weinberg View Profile Subjective wellbeing
Happiness studiens
Trauma transmission
Scale construction and design
Lucy Zinkiewicz View Profile Social psychology of alcohol and other drug use
Work-related alcohol and other drug use
Group processes and intergroup relations in the workplace
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