Prof Jane McGillivray

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Head of School

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Research interests

My research interests are broad, with a particular focus on the mental health and the social and emotional wellbeing of young people with neurodevelopmental disorders and other disabilities, and including the development and evaluation of assessment protocols and intervention programs tailored to meet their needs. Sample programs of research include:
• Evaluation of group programs for the treatment of depression in people with intellectual disabilities and people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD);
• Understanding the treatment needs of offenders with intellectual disability and ASD, including drug and alcohol issues;
• Strategies to promote inclusion and participation, resilience and emotional health of children with disabilities and young people who are marginalised.
I am active in publishing and in HDR supervision, and I hold executive leadership roles in the Deakin Child Study Centre, and the Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED).

Teaching interests

During my 30+ years in the tertiary sector, l have maintained currency of practice as a Clinical Psychologist and an endorsed clinical supervisor. This has enabled me to enhance and contextualise the connection between theory and practice in teaching and clinical supervision. As the Director of the Professional Programs in the School of Psychology, l have oversight of the programs of training of psychologists as competent and ethical professionals. I am active in the implementation and evaluation of innovative teaching practices to enhance and to assess clinical competencies and I have achieved national recognition for excellence in university teaching. My teaching expertise includes the adaptation and delivery of psychological assessment and interventions across the lifespan and particularly for people with intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and cognitive impairments resulting from injury and aging.

Awards

• 2018 Deakin University, Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Team of the Year -The Risk Aware Team. 
• 2017 Australian Awards for Excellence in University Teaching (AAUT). Australian Government, Department of Education and Training.
• 2017 The National Committee of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists - Research Grant Award.
• 2016 Office of Learning and Teaching Innovation and Development Grant – Risk Aware: Enhancing students’ clinical competence in risky environments.
• 2015 Commonwealth Office of Teaching and Learning – OLT citation for excellence in teaching. Deakin Psychiatric Simulation Program - for the establishment of a program that uses simulation-based teaching and authentic assessment methods to enhance mental health education.
• 2014 Deakin University WJC Banks Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning.
• 2014 Victorian Government People in Health – Metropolitan Educators Award for outstanding contribution to the training and development of current and future health workers.
• Distinguished Service Award (1992-2007) in appreciation of contribution and commitment as a member of the Intellectual Disability Review Panel - a quasi-judicial tribunal established under the provisions of the Intellectually Disabled Person's Services Act 1986.
• Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability 2001 National Research Prize for the most innovative contribution by an Australian author which resulted in positive life changes for people with an intellectual disability.

Publications

No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Alexandra Flowers

Thesis entitled: Perinatal Mental Health: The Impact on Mother-Infant Bonding and Attachment

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Caitlin Robertson

Thesis entitled: Autism Spectrum Disorder: Forensic Aspects and Sentencing Considerations

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

2016

Ashlie Reker

Thesis entitled: Deep Brain Stimulation Mediates Neurotrophin Signaling in an Animal Model of Antidepressant Resistance

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Monica Chester

Thesis entitled: Including play in a social skills intervention for children with autism

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Camille Joy Totterdell

Thesis entitled: Mealtime Behaviour among Children with Disabilities: Family Interactions and Stress

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Fiona Lynch

Thesis entitled: Understanding Hoarding Symptoms in Children with Comorbid ADHD

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Adam James Walker

Thesis entitled: Stress, dopamine, inflammation and energy regulation: Examining the nature of antidepressant-resistance and response.

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2014

Belinda Alice Minett

Thesis entitled: Psychotropic Medication Use and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Caregiver and Individual Perspectives

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Lauren Elaine Gook

Thesis entitled: Offenders with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Screening, Characteristics and Staff Awareness

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

2013

Ingrid Flight

Thesis entitled: Bridging the intention-behaviour gap in colorectal cancer screening

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Anna Devlin

Thesis entitled: Investigating Fitness to Drive in Older Drivers with Cognitive Impairment

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

Lauren Hamilton

Thesis entitled: Overall Life Quality in Vasovagal Syncope

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

2012

Peter Gaitanis

Thesis entitled: The Health Promoting Behaviours of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

Melis Aday

Thesis entitled: Special Interests and Emotional Health in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2010

Emily Horwill

Thesis entitled: Adolescent and Pre-conception Risk Factors for Pregnancy-related Depression: A Prospective Study

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

Shikkiah de Quadros-Wander

Thesis entitled: Perceived Control and Subjective Wellbeing in Older Adults

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2008

Yoko Hayashi

Thesis entitled: Meaning in Life During the Midlife Development

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Executive Supervisor
2019

Yvonne Margaret Maxwell

Thesis entitled: Quality of Life: Influence on Prison Substance Misuse Treatment

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

Associate Supervisor
2021

Nicola Read

Thesis entitled: Anxiety, irritability and cognitive functioning in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2019

Alexandra Schnabel

Thesis entitled: Post-traumatic stress disorder in parents of children with autism spectrum disorder

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2018

Rachel Elizabeth Waller

Thesis entitled: An Examination of Adolescent Sexual Behaviour, Knowledge and Education

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

2017

David Demmer

Thesis entitled: Exploring gender differences in the prevalence of childhood externalising disorders

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2016

Sunaina Seth

Thesis entitled: The Pathophysiology of Perinatal Mental Health: Cortisol, Utero-Placental Circulation, 11Beta-Hydroxysteroid-Dehydrogenase

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Rita George

Thesis entitled: Sexual Orientation and Gender-identity in High Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Michelle Stewart

Thesis entitled: Traumatic stress in parents of children with autism spectrum disorder

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2015

Kerrie Ann Shandley

Thesis entitled: An investigation of the potential association between mercury and Autism Spectrum Disorder: an interdisciplinary approach

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2014

Iskra Galic

Thesis entitled: Presentation and Dress among Individuals with Autism Spectrum Condition

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Belinda Clare Davey

Thesis entitled: Examining problem gambling from a dual-process and incentive-sensitisation theory perspective

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Kayleigh Francis Young

Thesis entitled: The Mirror Meuron system and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Emily de Jager

Thesis entitled: Psychosocial Correlates of Exclusive Breastfeeding Duration to Six Months Postpartum

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

Thomas Perkins

Thesis entitled: Function and Structure of the Mirror Neuron System in Autism

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2013

Shakuntla Gondalia

Thesis entitled: Gastrointestinla Microbiota in Austistic Spectrum Disorder

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2011

Jaclyn Broadbent

Thesis entitled: Perseveration in Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Kathleen Martindale

Thesis entitled: An investigation into the subjective wellbeing of people with an intellectual disability

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Victoria Miller

Thesis entitled: Investigating the Female Profile of Autism

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Belinda Goldsworthy

Thesis entitled: Relationship and Attraction among Individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

2009

Celia Goncalves

Thesis entitled: An Integrative Model of Relationship Functioning

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

2006

Sarah Nowoweiski

Thesis entitled: Mothers' and Fathers' Experiences of Complicated Childbirth

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology

2003

George Taleporos

Thesis entitled: Sexuality, Body Esteem and Physical Disability

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology