Ms Susie Macfarlane



Associate Director, Learning Innovation (Health)


Deakin Learning Futures


Fac Learning Innovation Health


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2008
Bachelor of Science, Monash University, 1987


Research interests

Assessment and feedback, Inclusive teaching, evaluative judgement, health behaviour


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The Design and Evaluation of Online Interactive Learning in an Undergraduate Nutrition Course

K Livingstone, C Milte, S Macfarlane, J Woods, A Booth

(2022), Vol. 9, pp. 1-7, Frontiers in Nutrition, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Mediators of Effects on Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in an Activity Tracker and Behavior Change Intervention for Adolescents: Secondary Analysis of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

S Verswijveren, G Abbott, S Lai, J Salmon, A Timperio, H Brown, S Macfarlane, N Ridgers

(2022), Vol. 10, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, C1

journal article

The perceived value and impact of virtual simulation-based education on students' learning: a mixed methods study

A Edgar, S Macfarlane, E Kiddell, J Armitage, R Wood-Bradley

(2022), Vol. 22, BMC Medical Education, C1

journal article

Effect of commercial wearables and digital behaviour change resources on the physical activity of adolescents attending schools in socio-economically disadvantaged areas: the RAW-PA cluster-randomised controlled trial

N Ridgers, A Timperio, K Ball, S Lai, H Brown, S Macfarlane, J Salmon

(2021), Vol. 18, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, England, C1

journal article

Using the technology acceptance model to explore adolescents' perspectives on combining technologies for physical activity promotion within an intervention: Usability study

M Drehlich, M Naraine, K Rowe, S Lai, J Salmon, H Brown, H Koorts, S Macfarlane, N Ridgers

(2020), Vol. 22, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Canada, C1

journal article

Translatability of a wearable technology intervention to increase adolescent physical activity: Mixed methods implementation evaluation

H Koorts, J Salmon, A Timperio, K Ball, S Macfarlane, S Lai, H Brown, S Chappel, M Lewis, N Ridgers

(2020), Vol. 22, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Canada, C1

journal article

Promoting equity by illuminating academic roles and identities in teaching students from diverse backgrounds

J Ryan, S Goldingay, S Macfarlane, D Hitch

(2020), Teaching in Higher Education, C1

journal article

Education for Practice in a Hybrid Space : Enhancing Professional Learning with Mobile Technology

Franziska Trede, Lina Markauskaite, Celina McEwen, Susie Macfarlane

(2019), Singapore, A1


The transition to higher education: applying Universal Design for Learning to support student success

D Hitch, Petra Brown, Susie Macfarlane, Janet Watson, Mary Dracup, Kate Anderson

(2019), pp. 84-100, Transforming higher education through universal design for learning: an international perspective, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

A qualitative synthesis of video feedback in higher education

P Mahoney, S Macfarlane, R Ajjawi

(2019), Vol. 24, pp. 157-179, Teaching in higher education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

A pre-post evaluation of an online career planning module on university students' career adaptability

M Teychenne, K Parker, D Teychenne, S Sahlqvist, S Macfarlane, S Costigan

(2019), Vol. 10, pp. 42-55, Journal of teaching and learning for graduate employability, Perth, W.A., C1

journal article

Parental perspectives of a wearable activity tracker for children younger than 13 years: Acceptability and usability study

K Mackintosh, S Chappel, J Salmon, A Timperio, K Ball, H Brown, S Macfarlane, N Ridgers

(2019), Vol. 7, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, Canada, C1

journal article

Enhancing workplace learning through mobile technology: Designing the GPS for WPL

F Trede, L Markauskaite, P Goodyear, S Macfarlane, F Tayebjee, C McEwen

(2019), pp. 645-647, ASCILITE 2015 - Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education, Conference Proceedings, Perth, W.A., E1-1


Professional development for sessional staff in higher education: a review of current evidence

D Hitch, P Mahoney, S Macfarlane

(2018), Vol. 37, pp. 285-300, Higher education research and development, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Wearable activity tracker use among Australian adolescents: Usability and acceptability study

N Ridgers, A Timperio, H Brown, K Ball, S Macfarlane, S Lai, K Richards, K Mackintosh, M McNarry, M Foster, J Salmon

(2018), Vol. 20, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Canada, C1

journal article

Assessing food liking: Comparison of food liking questionnaires and direct food tasting in two cultures

U Wanich, D Sayompark, L Riddell, S Cicerale, D Liem, M Mohebbi, S Macfarlane, R Keast

(2018), Vol. 10, Nutrients, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Learning in hybrid spaces: designing a mobile technology capacity building framework for workplace learning

F Trede, P Goodyear, S Macfarlane, L Markauskaite, C Mcewen, F Tayebjee

(2017), Vol. 32, pp. 83-97, Work-integrated learning in the 21st century : global perspectives on the future, Bingley, Eng., B1

book chapter

Australian social work academics' perceptions of their teaching roles within higher education

S Goldingay, G Lamaro Haintz, J Ryan, D Hitch, S Macfarlane

(2017), Vol. 36, pp. 975-988, Higher Education Research and Development, C1

journal article

A cluster-randomised controlled trial to promote physical activity in adolescents: The Raising Awareness of Physical Activity (RAW-PA) Study

N Ridgers, A Timperio, H Brown, K Ball, S Macfarlane, S Lai, K Richards, W Ngan, J Salmon

(2017), Vol. 17, BMC Public Health, England, C1

journal article

The development of a tailored, career-focused interactive online learning tool for physical activity and health students: a pilot study

M Teychenne, S Sahlqvist, D Teychenne, S Macfarlane, P Dawson, S Costigan

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 60-74, Journal of teaching and learning for graduate employability, [Melbourne, Vic.], C1

journal article

Nutrition practice and knowledge of first-year medical students

R Perlstein, S McCoombe, S Macfarlane, A Bell, C Nowson

(2017), Vol. 2017, pp. 1-10, Journal of biomedical education, Cairo, Egypt, C1

journal article

Using mobile technology for workplace learning: Fostering students' agency

F Trede, P Goodyear, S Macfarlane, C McEwen, L Markauskaite, F Tayebjee

(2016), pp. 583-588, ASCILITE 2016: Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education: Show Me the Learning, Adelaide, S.A., E1-1


Promoting appreciation of cultural diversity and inclusion with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen garden program

K Block, K Block, L Gibbs, L Gibbs, S Macfarlane, S Macfarlane, M Townsend, M Townsend

(2015), Vol. 9, pp. 2-9, Journal for multicultural education, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Inclusive pedagogy in Australian universities: a review of current policies and professional development activities

D Hitch, D Hitch, S Macfarlane, S Macfarlane, C Nihill, C Nihill

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 135-145, International journal of the first year in higher education, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal article

Volunteering in a school kitchen garden program : cooking up confidence, capabilities and connections!

M Townsend, M Townsend, L Gibbs, L Gibbs, S Macfarlane, S Macfarlane, K Block, K Block, P Staiger, P Staiger, L Gold, L Gold, B Johnson, B Johnson, C Long, C Long

(2014), Vol. 25, pp. 225-247, Voluntas, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

'The university didn't actually tell us this is what you have to do': Social inclusion through embedding of academic skills in first year professional courses

S Goldingay, S Goldingay, D Hitch, D Hitch, J Ryan, J Ryan, D Farrugia, D Farrugia, N Hosken, N Hosken, G Lamaro, G Lamaro, C Nihill, C Nihill, S Macfarlane, S Macfarlane

(2014), Vol. 5, pp. 43-53, International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal article

Informing brain health behaviour choices: the efficacy of a high-school brain awareness pilot study

J Broadbent, N Sitka, S Macfarlane, J McGillivray, S Tye

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 755-767, British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, West Bengal, India, C1

journal article

Expanding children's food experiences : the impact of a school-based kitchen garden program

L Gibbs, P Staiger, B Johnson, K Block, S Macfarlane, L Gold, J Kulas, M Townsend, C Long, O Ukoumunne

(2013), Vol. 45, pp. 137-146, Journal of nutrition education and behavior, New York, N. Y., C1

journal article

Methodology for the evaluation of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program

L Gibbs, P Staiger, M Townsend, S Macfarlane, L Gold, K Block, B Johnson, J Kulas, E Waters

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 32-43, Health promotion journal of Australia, Clayton, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Enhancing critical analysis and problem-solving skills in undergraduate psychology: An evaluation of a collaborative learning and problem-based learning approach

G Karantzas, M Avery, S MacFarlane, A Mussap, G Tooley, Z Hazelwood, J Fitness

(2013), Vol. 65, pp. 38-45, Australian journal of psychology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Growing community : the impact of the Stephanie Alexander kitchen garden program on the social and learning environment in primary schools

K Block, L Gibbs, P Staiger, L Gold, B Johnson, S Macfarlane, C Long, M Townsend

(2012), Vol. 39, pp. 419-432, Health education and behavior, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

journal article

The virtual maternity clinic : a teaching and learning innovation for midwifery education

D Phillips, M Duke, C Nagle, S Macfarlane, G Karantzas, D Patterson

(2012), pp. 1-6, Nurse education today, Kidlington, England, C1-1

journal article

Academic skills and beyond : a resource based approach to support student success in higher education

D Hitch, S Goldingay, N Hosken, G Lamaro, S Macfarlane, C Nihill, J Ryan, D Farrugia

(2012), Vol. 6, Journal of academic language and learning, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal article

Construction of an instrument to measure effectiveness of placement settings and experiences

V Sturre, S Keele, K Von Treuer, S Moss, J McLeod, S Macfarlane

(2012), Vol. 13, pp. 225-238, Asia - Pacific journal of cooperative education, Hamilton, New Zealand, C1

journal article

Effective integration of teaching and research in a first year food and nutrition course

R Keast, S Macfarlane, L Riddell

(2012), Vol. 3, pp. 1366-1370, Creative education, Irvine, Calif., C1-1

journal article

A multidimensional framework for embedded academic skill development : transition pedagogy in social work

S Goldingay, S Macfarlane, D Hitch, N Hosken, G Lamaro, D Farrugia, C Nihill, J Ryan

(2012), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Improving the coordination of care for low back pain patients by creating better links between acute and community services

P Staiger, A Serlachius, S Macfarlane, S Anderson, T Chan, G Young

(2010), Vol. 34, pp. 139-143, Australian health review, Strawberry Hills, NSW, C1

journal article

Students' expectations of the virtual maternity clinic

D Phillips, M Duke, C Nagle, S Macfarlane, G McNolty, P Lane, I Fox, D Patterson

(2009), pp. 791-795, ASCILITE 2009 : Same places, different spaces : Proceedings of the 26th ASCILITE conference, Auckland, New Zealand, E1


Acquisition and extinction of an alcohol-opposite conditioned response in humans

S Macfarlane, J White

(1989), Vol. 97, pp. 355-357, Psychopharmacology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Shaping the future of psychology through developing and assessing graduate attributes using collaborative learning

Prof Gery Karantzas, Ms Susie Macfarlane, Prof Gregory Tooley, A/Prof Alexander Mussap, Dr Zoe Hazelwood, Prof Julie Fitness

OLT Innovation and Development Grants - Office for Learning and Teaching

  • 2012: $139,630
  • 2011: $79,270

Enhancing Workplace Learning Through Mobile Technology

A/Prof Franziska Trede, Ms Susie Macfarlane, Prof Peter Goodyear, Ms Freny Tayebjee

OLT Commissioned Projects - Office for learning and Teaching

  • 2016: $9,545
  • 2015: $9,280

Other Public Sector Funding

Health Promotion: Acute to Community Project

Ms Susie Macfarlane, A/Prof Petra Staiger

Southern Health Grant - Research

  • 2007: $25,000

Using Fitbits to promote physical activity in inactive Victorian adolescents: Technological revolution or fad

A/Prof Nicky Ridgers, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio, A/Prof Helen Brown, Prof Kylie Ball, Ms Susie Macfarlane

VicHealth Innovation Research Grant 2015 & Onwards (Cat 2)

  • 2018: $20,000
  • 2017: $81,000
  • 2016: $99,000

Industry and Other Funding

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Evaluation

Dr Lisa Gibbs, A/Prof Mardie Townsend, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Ms Susie Macfarlane

Stephanie Alexander Foundation Grant - Research - The University of Melbourne

  • 2007: $55,464

Evaluation of a health coaching program

Dr Ben Richardson, Ms Susie Macfarlane, A/Prof Petra Staiger

Kinect Australia Research Grant

  • 2011: $3,000
  • 2009: $7,448


No completed student supervisions to report