Teaching and Learning Forum

Associate Professor Alexander Mussap

Position: Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
School: School of Psychology
Discipline: Psychology




Alex is an Associate Head of School in Psychology and a lecturer in Behavioural Neuroscience and Professional Issues in Psychology.

Current teaching and learning projects/interests

Students of Psychology are faced with the difficult task of integrating knowledge across diverse theoretical perspectives and research traditions. This can make it difficult to form a coherent understanding of what it means to be 'evidence-based' in Psychology. The primary motivation behind my efforts and innovations in teaching and learning is to develop in our students a professional identity, one that integrates knowledge and practice in Psychology.

Teaching and learning awards/fellowships


  • ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (team)
  • Most Improved Course - HMNBS prize for Honours in Psychology
  • Course of the Year - HMNBS prize for coordinating the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)


  • Vice-Chancellor's award - Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Learning


  • Lecturer of the Year -  Deakin University Psychological Society (DUPS)

Teaching and learning grants

STALGS grant co-author: "Developing Face-to-Face and Online Tutorial-Based Collaborative Learning: Evaluating an Approach to Enhance Student Engagement and the Development of Graduate Attributes"

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