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Dr Lata Satyen



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Health


School of Psychology


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2012
Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria Univ. of Technology, 2006
Master of Science, Bangalore University, 1998
Bachelor of Science, Bangalore University, 1996

Research interests

Family Violence.

Intimate partner violence.

Cultural differences in the prevention and intervention of family violence.

Migrant wellbeing.


Registered Psychologist, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Teaching interests

HPS209 - Unit Chair, Cross cultural and Indigenous Psychology

HBS340 - Unit Chair, Interdisciplinary Health Study Tour

HPS206 - Lecturer, Introduction to Forensic Psychology

HPS308 -Lecturer, Psychopathology

HPS776/976 - Professional issues in Clinical Psychology.

Knowledge areas

Family and intimate partner violence; migrant wellbeing.


Dr Lata Satyen is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Deakin University and a Registered Psychologist. She teaches into the Cross-cultural, Forensic and Clinical Psychology programs and supervises Masters and PhD students. Her research focuses on the role of intersectionality in family/domestic violence. As a pro bono psychologist, she works with the entire gamut of agencies involved in family violence victim and child protection. This work informs her research questions and the translation of her research findings.
  • Aboriginal and Indigenous issues
  • Abuse
  • Culture
  • Forensic psychology
  • Gender issues
  • Migration
  • Multiculturalism
  • Refugees
  • Relationships
  • Violence
  • Women's issues

Professional activities

Member, Wyndham Family Violence Committee, Wyndham Council.

Member, Advisory Committee, HARMONY project on prevention of family violence.

Pro-bono psychologist assisting victims/survivors of family violence. Independent.


Media appearances

1. Live ABC News interview on 26/02/2020 on the Royal Commission into Family Violence paper on migrant and non-migrant women seeking help:

2. Interview on ABC News at 5pm on 3/1/2019 on gender equality in India: 

3. Radio interview with SBS on 'What is family violence'? 

4.Radio interview on SBS about: Indian Women's Support Group: 

5.Expert panel member: Insights into refugee experiences:

6. Cognitive benefits of computer game playing: a.


7. Interview with the Sydney Morning Herald on: Improving memory:


Bronze Award, Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Award, Government of Australia: 2019.

Finalist, India-Australia Community Service Excellence Award, India-Australia Business and Community Awards: 2019.

Meritorious Service Award, Government of Victoria Award for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs, Melbourne, Australia: 2017.

Premier’s Volunteer Champion Awards-Service, Government of Victoria, Australia: 2016.

Deakin University Nominee, Victorian Honour Roll for Women, Australia: 2014.

Best Scientific Paper and Presentation: International Conference on Disaster Management and Trauma Counselling, Bangalore, India: 2005.

Program and Publications Chairs Award: International Education and Technology Conference, Melbourne, Australia: 2002.


1. Intimate partner and family violence in migrants and non-migrant women.

2. The prevention and intervention of family violence in culturally diverse communities.

3. Effective information dissemination of family violence to culturally diverse communities.


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Gender norms in the Chinese community in Melbourne, Australia: family and community roles

Lata Satyen, Jo van Dort, Shiyuan Yin

(2020), Vol. 55, pp. 50-61, Australian psychologist, Chichester, Eng., C1


The Royal Commission into Family Violence: trends in the reporting of intimate partner violence and help-seeking behavior

L Satyen, J Toumbourou, J Heerde, M Supol, A Ranganathan

(2020), pp. 1-26, Journal of interpersonal violence, London, Eng., C1


Self-reported injury in Australian young adults: demographic and lifestyle predictors

M Stokes, S Hemphill, J McGillivray, T Evans-Whipp, L Satyen, J Toumbourou

(2020), Vol. 44, pp. 106-110, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Chichester, Eng., C1


Intimate partner violence and help-seeking behaviour: a systematic review of cross-cultural differences

Lata Satyen, Amiee Rogic, Meu Supol

(2019), Vol. 21, pp. 879-892, Journal of immigrant and minority health, New York, N.Y., C1


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


Family violence knowledge in culturally diverse communities and organisational preparedness to disseminate information

Lata Satyen, A Hansen, M Supol

(2019), pp. 1-11, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, London, Eng., C1


Intimate partner violence and help-seeking behavior among migrant women in Australia

L Satyen, S Piedra, A Ranganathan, N Golluccio

(2018), Vol. 33, pp. 447-456, Journal of family violence, New York, N.Y., C1


Migrant health in the workplace: a multi-country comparison

L Satyen, J Toumbourou, D Mellor, I Secer, M Ghayour-Minaie

(2016), pp. 479-507, Globalisation, migration and health: challenges and opportunities, London, Eng., B1


Violence prevention and early intervention: what works?

J Toumbourou, R Leung, R Homel, K Freiberg, L Satyen, S Hemphill

(2015), pp. 45-62, Preventing violence in Australia: Policy, practice and solutions, Annandale, N.S.W., B1


Cross-cultural differences in intimate partner violence and depression: a systematic review

M White, L Satyen

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 120-130, Aggression and violent behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Associations between alcohol outlet densities and adolescent alcohol consumption: A study in Australian students

B Rowland, J Toumbourou, L Satyen, G Tooley, J Hall, M Livingston, J Williams

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 282-288, Addictive Behaviors, C1


Associations between alcohol outlet densities and adolescent alcohol consumption: a study in Australian students

B Rowland, J Toumbourou, L Satyen (nee Aiman), G Tooley, J Hall, M Livingston, J Williams

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 282-288, Addictive behaviors, Oxford, England, C1


The relationship between the density of alcohol outlets and parental supply of alcohol to adolescents

B Rowland, J Toumbourou, L Satyen, M Livingston, J Williams

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 1898-1903, Addictive behaviors, Oxford, England, C1


Greater cognitive effort for better learning : tailoring an instructional design for learners with different levels of knowledge and motivation

S Kuldas, L Satyen, H Ismail, S Hashim

(2014), Vol. 54, pp. 350-373, Psychologica Belgica, London, England, C1


Video Game Training and Reaction Time Skills Among Older Adults

I Seer, L Satyen

(2014), Vol. 38, pp. 220-236, Activities, Adaptation and Aging, Melbourne Vic., C1


Training skills of divided attention among older adults

I Secer, L Satyen

(2013), Vol. 9, pp. 61-78, Journal of articles in support of the null hypothesis, Commerce, Tex., C1


Panic or not in fire: Clarifying the misconception

R Fahy, G Proulx, L Aiman

(2012), Vol. 36, pp. 328-338, Fire and Materials, C1


'Panic' and human behaviour in fire

R Fahy, G Proulx, L Aiman

(2009), pp. 387-398, Human Behaviour in Fire 2009 Conference Proceedings : Papers from the 4th International Symposium, Cambridge, England, E1-1


Fire safety training: Its importance in enhancing fire safety knowledge and response to fire

I Huseyin, L Satyen

(2006), Vol. 21, pp. 48-53, Australian Journal of Emergency Management, C1


Applications of cognitive theories to children's fire safety education

L Satyen, A Sosa, M Barnett

(2004), pp. 250-254, Psychological science in action : proceedings of the 39th APS Annual Conference, 29 September - 3 October, Sydney NSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia, E1-1


Effectiveness of fire safety education in primary school children

L Satyen, M Barnett, A Sosa

(2004), pp. 339-346, Human behaviour in fire : public fire safety : professionals in parnership : 3rd international symposium, September 2004, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK., Belfast, Northern Ireland, E1-1


Practicality of a technological tool for the teaching of the first year psychology students

L Satyen

(2002), pp. 1-6, Untangling the web: establishing learning links: proceedings ASET conference 2002, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1


The ethical outlook of micro business operators

S Dawson, J Breen, L Satyen

(2002), Vol. 40, pp. 302-313, Journal of Small Business Management, C1-1


Strategies to develop divided attention skills through video game training

L Satyen, K Ohtsuka

(2001), pp. 191-198, Engineering psychology and cognitive ergonomics volume six, Aldershot, England, B1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Investigating the role of alcohol and other drugs in family and domestic violence in Australia and their impact on police responses (ADIVA)

Prof Peter Miller, Dr Arlene Walker, Dr Beth Costa, Dr Lata Satyen, Prof Andrew Day, Prof John Toumbourou

NDLERF National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund

  • 2016: $65,393
  • 2015: $43,595
  • 2014: $108,988

Other Public Sector Funding

Ready Steady Together Partnership

Dr Lata Satyen

  • 2018: $3,000

Family Violence MCH Leadership program

Prof Jennifer Mcintosh, Ms Elizabeth Clancy, Dr Anna Booth, Dr Lata Satyen, Prof Peter Miller

  • 2019: $234,833

Increasing family violence information to the communities of Wyndham

Dr Lata Satyen

  • 2019: $4,885

Industry and Other Funding

Examining gender norms and expectations in the Indian and Chinese communities for the development of gender equity strategies

Dr Lata Satyen

  • 2015: $3,872
  • 2014: $10,870

Prevention of family violence in culturally and linguistically diverse communities through effective information dissemination

Dr Lata Satyen

  • 2018: $4,771
  • 2017: $19,085


Principal Supervisor

Ilmiye Huseyin

Thesis entitled: Training Divided Attention and Memory Skills of Older Adults

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Associate Supervisor

Afonso Soares

Thesis entitled: A district intervention to increase preschool education in Timor-Leste

MAppSc, School of Psychology


Jana Menssink

Thesis entitled: Objectification and Coping in Relation to Sexual Harassment Among Women

Doctor of Psychology (Health), School of Psychology