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If you'd like to study a research master's or doctorate at the School of Psychology, we have over 50 supervisors for you to choose from.

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Alfred Deakin Professor Kylie Ball

Promoting physical activity, promoting healthy eating, promoting healthy weight. Preventing obesity. Behaviour change. Behavioural epidemiology. Disadvantaged groups; low SES. Socioeconomic inequalities. Women.

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Professor Michael Leiter

Workplace organisational factors and burnout.

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Professor Jane McGillivray

Autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, mental health and wellbeing of people with disabilities, promoting health in people with disabilities.

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Professor Jennifer McIntosh

Attachment theory and family relationships.

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Professor Craig Olsson

Child and adolescent mental health, life course epidemiology, psychiatric genetics/ epigenetics, transgenerational prevention.

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Professor Lina Ricciardelli

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.

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Nicole Rinehart

Specific Autism Asperger's disorder, Attention deficity hyperactivity disorder, broad developmental psychopathology neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Professor Helen Skouteris

Perinatal maternal obesity, childhood obesity, maternal body image, perinatal mental health and wellbeing.

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Professor Greg Tooley

Behavioural medicine, human behaviour; family structure, child abuse and neglect; gender differences in parenting and sexual behaviour.

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Professor Vicki White

Cancer, psychological needs, interventions, and the role of caregivers.

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Associate Professor David Austin

Internet-based clinical interventions, autism spectrum disorders, panic disorder.

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Associate Professor Nicki Dowling

Problem gambling, internet and other process addictions, psychological and online interventions, alcohol and substance use problems.

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Associate Professor Peter Enticott

Autism spectrum disorder, empathy, cognitive neuroscience, brain stimulation.

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Associate Professor Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz

State-based assessment of body image and mental health, psychometrics and scale development, malleability of body image, maternal body image.

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Associate Professor Tess Knight

Mental health and wellbeing in ageing, intergenerational connectedness and social inclusion, adolescent depression, body image and sense of self after illness.

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Associate Professor Alex Mussap

Mental health, body image, occupational sedentary behaviour, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), cross-cultural influences.

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Associate Professor Melissa O’Shea

Associate Professor Mark Stokes

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.

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Associate Professor Wendy Sutherland-Smith

Teaching and learning contexts, role of technologies in learning, implementation of policies in practice, ethical relationships, academic integrity.

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Dr Simon Albrecht

Employee engagement, organisational climate, attitudes to change, employee, team and organisational wellbeing and performance.

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Dr Jeromy Anglim

Quantitative methods in psychology, Bayesian data analysis, skill acquisition and human performance, individual differences: personality and ability, selection and recruitment.

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Dr Jaclyn Broadbent

Scholarship of teaching and learning, psychosocial factors associated with health behaviour change, autism research.

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Dr Linda Byrne

Clinical and cognitive neuropsychology, neuropsychiatric disorders, working memory, cognition across the lifespan, cognitive remediation and enhancement, parenting and mental illness.

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Dr Subhadra Evans

Mind-body medicine to treat a range of chronic conditions, including arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and parenting stress.

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Dr Clint Gurtman

Addictions, human and preclinical psychopharmacology, insomnia, countermeasures for sleep deprivation, driving, psychologist training.

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Dr Kate Hall

Treatment of substance use disorders, coexisting borderline personality disorder and substance use disorder, impulsivity and substance use disorders, research translation.

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Dr Melissa Hayden

Obesity, weight and weight loss maintenance, cognitive neuroscience and behaviour change, self-regulation, maternal perinatal obesity.

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Dr Merrilyn Hooley

Parental influences of preschool child health (especially dental care and obesity), parenting styles, gender development.

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Dr Christian Hyde

Neuro-developmental disorders, Cerebral Palsy, developmental coordination disorder, typical and atypical motor development.

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Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos

Drug and alcohol use, addictive behaviours, neurobiological models of personality, cue-reactivity, attentional bias and substance use.

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Dr Bianca Klettke

Child sexual abuse, adult sexual abuse, judicial and jury decision making, sexting, family violence.

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Dr Emily Kothe

Adherence to dietary guidelines, theories of health behaviour change, self-regulation
Intervention design and evaluation.

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Dr Eric Koukounas

Human sexuality, violence, alcohol and sexual assault.

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Dr Jarrad Lum

Developmental language and learning problems, specific language impairment, memory and language development, developmental neuropsychology.

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Dr Richard Moulding

Obsessive compulsive disorder, hoarding disorder, anxiety disorders, cognitive models of psychopathology.

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Dr Bosco Rowland

Public health, health promotion, prevention, alcohol, adolescents.

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Dr Lata Satyen

Intimate partner violence, migrant/refugee wellbeing, divided attention encoding and retrieval processes.

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Dr Stefanie Sharman

Eyewitness testimony, investigative interviewing, false memories, autobiographical memory.

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Dr Jade Sheen

Parental mental illness, human sexuality, simulation in mental health education, stress and burnout in professionals.

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Dr Suzanne Vidler

Alcohol and other drugs, trauma, violent offenders, family violence, personality disorders.

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Dr Melissa Weinberg

Subjective wellbeing, happiness studies, trauma transmission, scale construction and design.

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Vanessa Sturre

Organisational psychology, psychological assessment and development, enhancing and evaluating student placements and work readiness, employee engagement.

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Geelong

Alfred Deakin Professor Michael Berk

Psychiatry, mood disorders, mental health treatment and outcomes, psychiatric epidemiology, biomarkers in mental health, primary prevention of mental illness.

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Professor Peter Miller

Alcohol-related violence in licensed venues; Predictors of violence; Alcohol/drug use in rural populations; and the influence of the global alcohol industry.

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Professor Jane Speight

Psychological, social and behavioural aspects of diabetes, impact of diabetes on mental health and emotional wellbeing, evere 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.

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Professor John Toumbourou

Prevention science – integrating longitudinal, evaluation and policy research, preventing alcohol and drug use problems, preventing violence and depression, promoting positive development, research dissemination and policy translation.

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Associate Professor Ross King

Determinants of body image in adolescents and adults, carers of eating disorders, eating disorders, clinical psychology, professional and ethical issues in psychologists.

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Dr Beth Costa

Adolescent health, caffeinated energy drinks, nutrition, qualitative research methods.

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Dr Rebecca Diehm

Secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, burnout, trans-diagnostic group therapy for depression and anxiety disorders.

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Dr Shannon Hyder

Depression, resilience, violence, goal-setting.

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Dr Arlene Walker

Organisational psychology, psychological contracts, occupational stress, employee health and wellbeing, safety culture and safety climate.

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Dr Lucy Zinkiewicz

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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Hannah Bereznicki

Transcranial stimulation, pain management in chronic illness, authentic assessment techniques, student engagement.

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Warrnambool

Dr Sharon Horwood

Personality and chronic illness, childhood obesity and personality, education and learning.

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