Staff listing

There are over 150 staff in the School of Psychology, including our teaching, research, honorary and professional staff. 

These are the leading minds that you could be studying with or working alongside.

School Executive

Head of School
Professor Gregory Tooley

Associate Head of School, Professional Programs
Jane McGillivray

Deputy Head of School
Alexander Mussap

Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning
Linda Byrne

Associate Head of School, Research
Helen Skouteris

Associate Head of School, Rural and Regional Development
Arlene Walker

Academic staff


Emeritus Professor
Robert Cummins
Michael Leiter
Professor of Attachment Studies
Jennifer McIntosh
Associate Dean, International
David Mellor
Peter Miller
Craig Olsson
Personal Chair
Martine Powell
Lina Ricciardelli
Professor of Psychology, Clinical
Nicole Rinehart
Chair, Behavioural and Social Research in Diabetes
Jane Speight
Don Thomson
Chair in Health Psychology
John Toumbourou

Associate Professors

Associate Professor
David Austin
Associate Professor
Nicki Dowling
Associate Professor
Peter Enticott
Associate Professor 
Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz
Associate Professor
Ross King
Associate Professor
Gery Karantzas
Associate Professor
Tess Knight
Associate Professor
Melissa O'Shea
Associate Professor
Petra Staiger
Associate Professor
Mark Stokes
Associate Professor 
Wendy Sutherland-Smith

Senior Lecturers


Associate Lecturers

Research staff

Senior Research Fellows

Research Fellows

Research Fellow
Natalia Albein-Urios
Research Fellow, Grade 2
Catherine Bauld
Research Fellow
Jenny Crosbie
Research Fellow 
Bill Hallam
Research Fellow, Grade 2
Elizabeth Holmes-Truscott
Research Fellow 
Melissa Kirkovski
Research Fellow
Tamara May
Research Fellow, Grade 2
Danielle Newton
Research Fellow, Grade 1
Mandy O'Connor
Research Fellow, Grade 1
Nicole Papadopoulos
Research Fellow
Simone Rodda
Research Fellow, Grade 2
Steve Trawley
Research Fellow, Grade 2
Adriana Ventura

Associate Research Fellows

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Kerri Coomber
Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Bosco Rowland

Research Coordinators and Officers

Senior Project Officer, Collaboration & Research Support
Christopher Loughnan
Community Relations Officer
Amber Donnelly

Research Assistants

Professional staff

Professional staff

School Executive Officer
Shaun Brown
Project and Executive Officer
Bianca Shinkfield
Senior School Administrative Officer
Maria Muthiah
Senior Finance and Administrative Officer, Research
Juliet Sagar
Campus Administrative Officer
Maria Garcia
Administrative Officer, Finance
Beatrice Haselroither
Administrative Officer
Ann-Marie James
Administrative Officer 
Abigail Sia
Administrative Officer 
Sonnya Tirtawidjaja
Administrative Assistant
Emma McPhee
Senior Technical Officer
Luke Barisic
Academic Support Officer
Renee Bennett
Finance and HR Support Officer
Sofia Spiridis
Professional Programs Officer
Siew Joo Beh
Research and Project Officer
Katharine Woods
Online Resources Developer
Eric O
Web Application Developer
Adrian Shatte

Clinical staff


Donna Louise Gee
Clinical/Academic Psychologist
Helen Mildred

Honorary staff

Honorary Fellows

Honorary Professors

Honorary Professor
Malcolm Macmillan
Honorary Clinical Professor
Richard Bittar

Honorary Associate Professors