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Prof Jane McGillivray

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Position

Head of School Psychology

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Biography

Jane joined the School of Psychology leadership team in 2012 and has held the position of Head of the School of Psychology since 2017.  She is very proud of the School’s many achievements and the excellence consistently demonstrated across teaching and research domains. 

The School is an ERA 5 (well above world standard) rated psychology department which is home to over 130 research/academic staff and 170 PhD students. Our flagship research centre is the Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED), which brings together lifecourse, clinical and public health research and practice to describe the major milestones in emotional life, advise on the most effective approaches to intervening at the earliest opportunities in troubled pathways, and engage systems for translating this knowledge broadly. SEED is growing to fulfill a broader vision of establishing a Centre for Lifespan Research (SEED-Lifespan), that builds on the foundations we have established in early development, to includes research programs across the lifespan, including middle (25-65 years) and later adult life (65+ years).  We also have significant profiles in substance misuse and addiction, violence prevention, neurodevelopmental disorders, body image and eating disorders, well-being, disability, mental health, and cognitive neuroscience, among others. Much of this work is carried out through one of our research hubs, and each feed into SEED’s broader focus on development across the lifespan. The School has significant clinical and research partnerships with industry bodies and these are central to our mission to answer questions that make a difference to the communities we inhabit and serve.

The School is also highly recognised for excellence in learning and teaching.  Staff are dedicated to enhancing the student experience and their work has been  widely acknowledged through consistently high student evaluations as well as teaching fellowships, awards and prizes, including national awards.

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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 developmental disorders, and including the development and evaluation of assessment protocols and intervention programs tailored to meet their needs. I collaborate with research teams in the School, Faculty and across the university, as well as other universities. My research has been supported by Category 1 funding, and a range of Government and philanthropic funding. My HDR students have undertaken research in clinical, forensic, and health psychology addressing a variety of issues across the lifespan. Projects have included building resilience in children in out-of-home care, identifying people with autism in the criminal justice system, enhancing mental health and wellbeing of people with intellectual disability and with autism, the development of novel programs to treat depression, drug and alcohol use in people with intellectual disability, adjustment and wellbeing in aged care, and addressing sleep problems in children with autism and ADHD.

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. l have served as the Director of the Professional Programs in the School of Psychology, with oversight of the programs for training of psychologists as competent and ethical professionals. I have been active in the implementation and evaluation of innovative teaching practices to enhance and to assess clinical competencies and  have achieved national recognition for excellence in university teaching. l lead the Deakin competency-based supervisor training program, which is endorsed by the Psychology Board to provide mandated training for psychologists wanting to become a Board-approved supervisor.

Awards

• 2021 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Wellbeing and Safety in recognition of excellent contribution to the rapid establishment of a joint Deakin and Barwon Health telehealth facility. Team: O’Shea, Tucker, Walker, McGillivray, Grey, Lovell.
• 2019 Australian Awards for Excellence in University Teaching (AAUT) Program award.  Australian Government, Department of Education and Training.
• 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

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

The 1-in-4 Poll: Inclusion of people with a disability and carers in social and political deliberative processes.

Emeritus Professor Joe Graffam, Prof Robert Cummins, A/Prof Erin Wilson, Prof Jane McGillivray, Mr Michael Bink, Dr Nick Hagiliassis

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2

  • 2011: $38,483
  • 2010: $72,549
  • 2009: $67,848
  • 2008: $33,217

Investigating Fitness to Drive in Older Drivers with Cognitive Impairment

Prof Jane McGillivray, Ms Anna Devlin

Australian Rotary Health Scholarship

  • 2013: $4,250
  • 2012: $17,000
  • 2011: $17,386
  • 2010: $8,113

A Future Beyond the Wall- Improving Post-release Employment Outcomes for People Leaving Prison.

Prof Eileen Baldry, Emeritus Professor Joe Graffam, Prof Andrew Day, Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr Margaret Giles

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2017: $11,803
  • 2016: $31,574
  • 2015: $41,039
  • 2014: $17,306

Tailoring a brief sleep intervention for autism: a randomised controlled trial

Prof Nicole Rinehart, A/Prof Emma Sciberras, Dr Harriet Hiscock, Prof Katrina Williams, Prof Jane McGillivray, EM/Prof Patricia Howlin, Ms Nicole Papadopoulos

NHMRC Project Grant

  • 2019: $101,618
  • 2018: $113,009
  • 2017: $111,449
  • 2016: $89,902

Risk Aware: Enhancing students¿ clinical competence in risky environments through blended simulation- based learning.

A/Prof Jade Sheen, Prof Jane McGillivray, A/Prof Wendy Sutherland-Smith, Ms Amanda Dudley, Dr Sue Littler, Dr Rachel Roberts, Dr Michael Proeve, Prof Reg Nixon, A/Prof Carmela Pestell, Dr Katie Bunch, Ms Louise Alexander, Mr Matthew Johnson

OLT Innovation and Development Grants - Office for Learning and Teaching

  • 2016: $180,222

Other Public Sector Funding

A program for prevention and treatment of depression in people with intellectual disability: an extension and evaluation of a roll out into the community

Dr David Hamilton, Prof Jane McGillivray, Prof Marita Mc Cabe

Beyondblue Grant - Research

  • 2010: $9,210
  • 2009: $9,211
  • 2008: $73,686

Development, implementation and evaluation of a program for the early detection and treatment of depression in adults with mild intellectual disability

Prof Jane McGillivray, Prof Marita Mc Cabe

Beyondblue Grant - Research

  • 2007: $5,000
  • 2006: $5,000

Depression, anxiety and stress in adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders: A trial and evaluation of an assessment and treatment program.

Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr David Hamilton

DHSV Department of Human Services Victoria

  • 2010: $91,934
  • 2009: $61,289

Male prisoners with an intellectual disability and their drug and alcohol needs in the Victorian correctional system

Prof Jane McGillivray

DJ Consultancy - Corrections Victoria - Victoria Department of Justice

  • 2013: $10,000
  • 2012: $20,000
  • 2011: $40,000
  • 2010: $10,000
  • 2009: $10,000

Review of the Corrections Victoria Disability program

Dr Lesley Hardcastle, Prof Jane McGillivray, A/Prof Keith Mcvilly

Corrections Victoria

  • 2013: $79,552
  • 2012: $48,315
  • 2011: $33,637

Chemical Restraint

Prof Jane McGillivray

DHSV Department of Human Services Victoria

  • 2014: $1,809
  • 2013: $38,190

My Life Keys ¿ Producing a Rights and Self-Advocacy Training Program for People with Acquired Brain Injury Living in Victoria

Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin, Prof Jane McGillivray, A/Prof Keith Mcvilly

Transport Accident Commission

  • 2015: $21,109

Inclusive Schooling Framework Project 2015-2016

Prof Nicole Rinehart, Prof Jane McGillivray

DETVic Grant - Research - Department of Education and Training Victoria

  • 2015: $20,000

Speaking your Mind: A summative evaluation of a rights and self-advocacy training program for people with acquired brain injury living in Victoria

Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin, Prof Jane McGillivray, Mr Kevin Stone, Mr Jon Slingsby, Ms Zoe Broadway, Prof Keith McVilly

Transport Accident Commission

  • 2017: $7,000
  • 2016: $15,720

Building Resilience in Children and Young People C5073

Prof Jane McGillivray, Prof Helen Skouteris, Miss Rachael Cox

Department of Health and Human Services - Victoria

  • 2019: $45,000
  • 2017: $45,000

NDIA Inclusive Sports Program

Prof Nicole Rinehart, Prof Helen Skouteris, Prof Lisa Barnett, Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr Trina Hinkley

National Disability lnsurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency

  • 2017: $100,000
  • 2016: $300,000

ALLPlay BETTAFooty - an evidence-based, culturally-tailored training program and toolkit

Prof Nicole Rinehart, Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr Tamara May

National Disability lnsurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency

  • 2017: $493,917

ALLPlay Dance program for children and young people with disabilities

Prof Nicole Rinehart, Prof David Austin, Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr Tamara May, Dr Trina Hinkley, Prof Helen Skouteris, Dr Jennifer McGinley

National Disability lnsurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency

  • 2017: $627,580

Building a Community around the Child: An evaluation of the Eastern trial.

Prof Jane McGillivray

Department of Justice & Community Safety

  • 2021: $19,668
  • 2019: $62,282

Investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Victorian healthcare workers and their families.

A/Prof Jade Sheen, Prof Craig Olsson, Prof Jane McGillivray

Eastern Health

  • 2020: $518,016

Bringing AllPlay Footy to the AFL community.

Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr Ana Mantilla, Ms Nicole Papadopoulos, Dr Carmel Sivaratnam, Prof Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, A/Prof James Charles, Prof Angela Dew

Department of Social Services

  • 2021: $260,114

LSAC AIFS project.

Prof John Toumbourou, Prof Jane McGillivray

Australian Institute of Family Studies

  • 2023: $30,000

Industry and Other Funding

The 1-in-4 Poll: Inclusion of people with a disability and carers in social and political deliberative processes.

Emeritus Professor Joe Graffam, Prof Robert Cummins, A/Prof Erin Wilson, Prof Jane McGillivray, Mr Michael Bink, Dr Nick Hagiliassis

Scope VIC

  • 2012: $30,000
  • 2011: $30,000
  • 2010: $30,000

Subjective wellbeing of individuals with intellectual disability in a residential care setting

Prof Jane McGillivray

Sunnyfield Grant - Research

  • 2007: $20,550

An examination of organisational predictors of a successful merger of a regional health service

A/Prof Kathryn Von Treuer, Prof Jane McGillivray

General Practitioners Assoc of Geelong Grant - Research

  • 2009: $20,344

Assessing braking response of older drivers with cognitive decline at urban intersections

Prof Jane McGillivray, Ms Anna Devlin, Dr Virginie Etienne, Dr Judith Charlton, Dr Georgia Lowndes

Alzheimer's Australia Research Ltd - Dementia Grants Program

  • 2010: $18,821

A Future Beyond the Wall- Improving Post-release Employment Outcomes for People Leaving Prison.

Prof Eileen Baldry, Emeritus Professor Joe Graffam, Prof Andrew Day, Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr Margaret Giles

WISE Grant - Research - WISE Employment Ltd

  • 2016: $13,600
  • 2015: $13,600
  • 2014: $13,600

Yooralla Research Fellow - NDIS Readiness Project

A/Prof Keith Mcvilly, Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin, Emeritus Professor Joe Graffam

Yooralla

  • 2014: $54,545

Yooralla Research Project - Anticipating demand for products under the NDIS

Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin, A/Prof Keith Mcvilly, Prof Jane McGillivray

Yooralla

  • 2014: $27,272

"Yooralla 21": Social Enterprise as a means to promote the social and economic participation of people with disability in the community

A/Prof Keith Mcvilly, Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin, Prof Jane McGillivray, Emeritus Professor Joe Graffam, Prof Tony LaMontagne

Yooralla

  • 2016: $39,545
  • 2015: $15,000

AFL Auskick Disability Inclusive Program

Prof Nicole Rinehart, Prof Helen Skouteris, Prof Jane McGillivray, Prof David Austin

Moose Toys

  • 2019: $250,000
  • 2018: $250,000
  • 2017: $250,000
  • 2016: $250,000

Informing an Autism Friendly Children's Centre at Cabrini

Prof Jane McGillivray, Prof Nicole Rinehart, Clara Officer, Kelly Sherman, Ms Marijke Mitchell, Ms Fiona Sharkie, Ms Hardy Deirdre

Cabrini Health Grant - Research

  • 2017: $20,000
  • 2016: $10,000

Getting children moving: An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Joy of Moving program in Australian primary school aged children

Prof Nicole Rinehart, Prof Jane McGillivray, Prof Peter Enticott, Prof David Austin, Ms Nicole Papadopoulos, A/Prof Jarrad Lum, A/Prof Christian Hyde

Ferrero Australia

  • 2021: $100,000
  • 2020: $200,000
  • 2019: $200,000
  • 2018: $100,000
  • 2017: $280,000

ALLPlay

Prof Nicole Rinehart, Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr Ana Mantilla, A/Prof James Charles, Prof Angela Dew

Moose Toys

  • 2019: $500,000
  • 2018: $250,000
  • 2017: $250,000

Industry Partnership: Deakin University and Barwon Child Youth and Families.

A/Prof Melissa O'Shea, Prof Jane McGillivray, Kate Morrissey

Barwon Child, Youth & Family

  • 2024: $38,101
  • 2023: $73,715
  • 2022: $55,532
  • 2021: $47,485
  • 2020: $45,270
  • 2019: $65,672

Does the treatment of sleep problems in adolescents with ADHD improve outcomes? A randomised controlled trial (RCT)

A/Prof Emma Sciberras, Prof Harriet HIscock, Prof Nicole Rinehart, Prof Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Prof Jane McGillivray

Waterloo Foundation - Child Development

  • 2021: $54,905
  • 2019: $54,905

Wenig Family PhD

Prof Nicole Rinehart, Dr Tamara May, Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr Ebony Lindor

Jonathan and Simone Wenig

  • 2020: $25,000
  • 2019: $25,000

The Grace & Emilio Foundation supporting the AllPlay Dance program.

Prof Nicole Rinehart, Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr Ebony Lindor, Dr Olivia Millard, Dr Shaun McLeod, Ms Nicole Papadopoulos

The Grace and Emilio Foundation

  • 2020: $20,000
  • 2019: $20,000

20-098B Disability Resources - Teacher Standards

Prof Nicole Rinehart, Dr Ana Mantilla, Prof Jane McGillivray, Prof Andrea Nolan, Prof Julianne Moss, Dr Nicole Downes, Dr Jordan Vincent

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

  • 2021: $5,945
  • 2020: $53,512

Evaluation of support program for parents with intellectual disability.

Prof John Toumbourou, Prof Jane McGillivray, Dr Michelle Benstead, Dr Keri Little, Dr Matin Ghayour-Minaie, Dr Rebecca Sheils

Barwon Child, Youth & Family

  • 2023: $85,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2022

Chloe Emonson

Thesis entitled: Promoting Physical Activity in Children with Disabilities: An Investigation of Preference, Enjoyment, and Classroom-based Programs

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Simone Thomas

Thesis entitled: Active Kids: Factors that impact activity and development in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Anastasia Eyre

Thesis entitled: Using Therapeutic Life Story work to improve the behavioural and emotional issues of children in out-of-home care (OOHC)

MAppSc, School of Psychology

2021

Michelle Tennant

Thesis entitled: EXPLORING THE USE OF VIRTUAL REALITY IN PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Moira Whelan

Thesis entitled: Mapping Successful Secondary School Transition: Exploring risk and protective factors.

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

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

Melis Aday

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

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

Peter Gaitanis

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

Doctor of Psychology (Health), 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
2023

Emily Pattison

Thesis entitled: Behavioural Sleep Interventions for Children with Autism: Efficacy and Acceptability

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology

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