Dr Melissa Weinberg



Honorary Fellow


Faculty of Health


School of Psychology


Melbourne Burwood Campus



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Personal Wellbeing Index: A Cross-Cultural Measurement Invariance Study Across Four Countries

V Jovanović, R Cummins, M Weinberg, L Kaliterna, Z Prizmic-Larsen

(2019), Vol. 20, pp. 759-775, Journal of Happiness Studies, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Resilience and subjective wellbeing: a psychometric evaluation in young Australian adults

A Tomyn, M Weinberg

(2018), Vol. 53, pp. 68-76, Australian psychologist, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The measurement of subjective wellbeing: item-order effects in the Personal Wellbeing Index-adult

M Weinberg, C Seton, N Cameron

(2018), Vol. 19, pp. 315-332, Journal of happiness studies, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

If you're happy and you know it: Music engagement and subjective wellbeing

M Weinberg, D Joseph

(2017), Vol. 45, pp. 257-267, Psychology of Music, C1

journal article

Using dynamic factor analysis to provide insights into data reliability in experience sampling studies

M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, L Hartley-Clark, R Cummins, A Tomyn, M Weinberg, B Richardson

(2017), Vol. 29, pp. 1120-1128, Psychological Assessment, United States, C1-1

journal article

Validation of the personal wellbeing index for people with end stage kidney disease

M Weinberg, P Bennett, R Cummins

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 1227-1240, Applied research in quality of life, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Rebound or Resignation: Developing a Predictive Model of Return to Subjective Wellbeing Set-Point

M Weinberg, N Heath, A Tomyn

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 1565-1575, Journal of Happiness Studies, C1

journal article

The distribution of quality of life in Australia

M Weinberg, R Cummins

(2015), pp. 609-624, Global handbook of quality of life: exploration of well-being of nations and continents, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

Intervention efficacy among 'At Risk' adolescents: a test of subjective wellbeing homeostasis theory

A Tomyn, M Weinberg, R Cummins

(2015), Vol. 120, pp. 883-895, Social indicators research, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

The happiness and subjective well-being of people on haemodialysis

P Bennett, M Weinberg, T Bridgman, R Cummins

(2015), Journal of Renal Care, C1

journal article

Intradialytic Laughter Yoga therapy for haemodialysis patients: a pre-post intervention feasibility study.

P Bennett, T Parsons, R Ben-Moshe, M Neal, M Weinberg, K Gilbert, C Ockerby, H Rawson, C Herbu, A Hutchinson

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 176-176, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, England, C1

journal article

Bayesian hierarchical modeling of the temporal dynamics of subjective well-being: A 10 year longitudinal analysis

J Anglim, M Weinberg, R Cummins

(2015), Vol. 59, pp. 1-14, Journal of research in personality, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Sleep well feel well: an investigation into the protective value of sleep quality on subjective well-being

M Weinberg, J Noble, T Hammond

(2015), pp. 1-7, Australian journal of psychology, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

The dyadic interaction of relationships and disability type on informal carer subjective well-being

T Hammond, M Weinberg, R Cummins

(2014), Vol. 23, pp. 1535-1542, Quality of life research, Dortrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The impact of laughter yoga on subjective well-being : a pilot study

M Weinberg, T Hammond, R Cummins

(2014), Vol. 1, pp. 25-34, European journal of humour research, Galati, Romania, C1

journal article

Laughter and humor therapy in dialysis

P Bennett, T Parsons, R Ben-Moshe, M Weinberg, M Neal, K Gilbert, H Rawson, C Ockerby, P Finlay, A Hutchinson

(2014), Vol. 27, pp. 488-493, Seminars in dialysis, Hoboken, N. J., C1

journal article

Intergenerational effects of the Holocaust : subjective well-being in the offspring of survivors

M Weinberg, R Cummins

(2013), Vol. 11, pp. 148-161, Journal of intergenerational relationships, London, England, C1

journal article

Australian unity wellbeing index survey 27.0 part A : the report The wellbeing of Australians - quantity and quality of sleep

R Cummins, J Woerner, M Weinberg, J Collard, L Hartley-Clark, C Perera, K Horfiniak

(2012), Geelong, Victoria, A6

research report/technical paper

Australian Unity Wellbeing Index survey 21 - May 2009

R Cummins, J Woerner, A Gibson, M Weinberg, J Collard, M Chester

(2009), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

The wellbeing of Australians : links with exercise, nicotine and alcohol

R Cummins, J Woerner, A Gibson, L Lai, M Weinberg, J Collard

(2008), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

The wellbeing of Australians : differences between statistical sub-divisions, towns and cities

R Cummins, L Hamilton, L Lai, J Woerner, M Weinberg

(2008), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

VicHealth Bright Futures Evaluation

Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Melissa Weinberg, Dr Adrian Tomyn

VicHealth Grant - Research

  • 2019: $10,000
  • 2018: $96,279
  • 2017: $28,255
  • 2016: $28,255


Associate Supervisor

Lindsay Tunbridge

Thesis entitled: Associations between Leprosy and the Subjective Wellbeing of People within India and Nepal

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology


Thomas Gordon Hammond

Thesis entitled: The Subjective Wellbeing of Paralympic Athletes

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), School of Psychology