Dr David Skvarc



Lecturer, Psychology


Faculty of Health


School of Psychology


Geelong Waterfront Campus


+61 3 924 68383, 95107


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Impact of a secondary school depression prevention curriculum on adolescent social-emotional skills: evaluation of the resilient families program

Nikita Singh, Matin Minaie, David Skvarc, John Toumbourou

(2019), Vol. 48, pp. 1100-1115, Journal of youth and adolescence, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Family, cultural diversity, and the development of Australian adolescent substance use

M Ghayour-Minaie, R King, D Skvarc, L Satyen, J Toumbourou

(2019), Vol. 54, pp. 382-390, Australian psychologist, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Family partnerships to support children and young people's mental health: an Evidence Check rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute (www.saxinstitute.org.au) for Be You

Elizabeth Clancy, Michelle Benstead, Keri Little, David Skvarc, Elizabeth Westrupp, Marie Yap, Sophie Havighurst, John Toumbourou

(2019), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Post-operative cognitive dysfunction: an exploration of the inflammatory hypothesis and novel therapies

D Skvarc, M Berk, L Byrne, O Dean, S Dodd, M Lewis, A Marriott, E Moore, G Morris, R Page, L Gray

(2018), Vol. 84, pp. 116-133, Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Cognitive effects of adjunctive N-acetyl cysteine in psychosis

M Rapado-Castro, S Dodd, A Bush, G Malhi, D Skvarc, Z On, M Berk, O Dean

(2017), Vol. 47, pp. 866-876, Psychological medicine, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

the effect of n-acetylcysteine (nac) on human cognition - a systematic review

D Skvarc, O Dean, L Byrne, L Gray, S Lane, M Lewis, B Fernandes, M Berk, A Marriott

(2017), Vol. 78, pp. 44-56, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The Post-Anaesthesia N-acetylcysteine Cognitive Evaluation (PANACEA) trial: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

D Skvarc, O Dean, L Byrne, L Gray, K Ives, S Lane, M Lewis, C Osborne, R Page, D Stupart, A Turner, M Berk, A Marriott

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 1-11, Trials, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Evaluation of the "no brainer" youth alcohol and drug prevention program

M Ghayour Minaie, J Toumbourou, D Skvarc

(2016), [Melbourne, Vic.], A6

research report/technical paper

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Yoga, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Education to Improve Quality of Life and Reduce Healthcare Costs in Endometriosis

Dr Subhadra Evans, A/Prof Antonina Mikocka-Walus, A/Prof Jennifer Watts, Prof Adrian Esterman, Dr David Skvarc

MRFF EPCDRI Endometriosis Research Grant

  • 2020: $148,985

Industry and Other Funding

Prevention and early intervention for children and young people with, or at risk of, mild depression and anxiety.

Prof John Toumbourou, Dr David Skvarc, Dr Bosco Rowland

  • 2018: $25,000

Sax Institute Review of Family School Partnerships.

Prof John Toumbourou, Ms Elizabeth Clancy, Dr David Skvarc, Dr Elizabeth Westrupp, Ms Keri Little, Dr Michelle Benstead

  • 2019: $25,000

Other Funding Sources

The Post-Anaesthesia N-Acetyl-Cysteine Cognitive Evaluation trial (PANACEA) - David Skvarc scholarship

A/Prof Linda Byrne, Mr David Robert Skvarc

  • 2016: $19,106


No completed student supervisions to report