Staff listing

The School of Health and Social Development is a large and diverse school, with staff that specialise across allied health, inclusion, disability, environment and social work. 

The school’s staff is composed of professors, lecturers, professional staff and honorary appointments.

School executive

Acting Head of School, Associate Head of School, International
Associate Professor Jenny Watts

Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning
Sophie Goldingay

Associate Head of School, Research
Position vacant

Director, Determinants of Health
Professor Tony LaMontagne

Discipline Lead, Disability and Inclusion
Position vacant

Discipline Lead, Social Work
Professor Beth Crisp

Discipline Lead, Occupational Therapy
Associate Professor Genevieve Pepin

Discipline Lead, Undergraduate Health
Dr Claire Henderson-Wilson

Discipline Lead, Postgraduate Health
Associate Professor Christopher Stevenson

Discipline Lead, Play Therapy
Dr Judi Parson

School Manager
Natalie Glenton

Project and Executive Officer
Kate Beckwith

Chairs

Chair in Epidemiology
Professor Catherine Bennett

Chair and Head, Deakin Health Economics
Professor Cathy Mihalopoulos

Chair in Public Health
Position vacant

Chair in Disability and Inclusion
Position vacant

Professors

Name
Professor
Professor Beth Crisp 
Alfred Deakin Professor
Professor Marj Moodie 
Professor, Epidemiology
Position vacant
Professor, Public Health
Professor Samantha Thomas
Professor, Social Inclusion
Professor Sharon Brennan-Olson 
Professor
Professor Steven Allender
Professor, Work Health and Well Being
Professor Tony LaMontagne

Adjunct professors

Name

Adjunct Associate Professor
Associate Professor Brigit Mirfin-Veitch

Associate professors

Name
DECRA Associate Professor
Associate Professor Adrian Cameron

Associate Professor, Disability and Inclusion
Associate Professor Angela Dew

Associate Professor
Associate Professor Elizabeth Hoban
Associate Professor
Associate Professor Gary Sacks (DECRA Research Fellow) 
Associate Professor
Associate Professor Genevieve Pepin

Associate Professor
Associate Professor Kevin McNamara

Associate Professor
Associate Professor Kirk Reed

Associate Professor
Associate Professor Lisa Barnett
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Dr Christopher Stevenson            
Associate Professor
Associate Professor Lisa Gold 
Associate Professor
Associate Professor Lynne Adamson

Associate Professor, Health System Financing and Organisation
Associate Professor Martin Hensher

Associate Professor, Disability and Inclusion
Associate Professor Patsie Frawley
Associate Professor, Public Health
Associate Professor Samantha Thomas
Associate Professor, Health Technology Assessment
Associate Professor Silva Zavarsek

Senior lecturers

Name
Senior Lecturer
Berni Murphy

Senior Lecturer
Dr Claire Henderson-Wilson

Senior Lecturer, Occupational Therapy
Dr Danielle Hitch

Senior Lecturer
Dr Fiona Andrews


Senior Lecturer
Dr Fiona Mckay

Senior Lecturer
Dr Jan Garrard

Senior Lecturer, Disability and Inclusion
Dr Joanne Watson

Senior Lecturer, Child Play Therapy
Dr Judi Parson

Senior Lecturer
Dr Kate Anderson

Senior Lecturer
Kelli Nicola-Richmond

Senior Lecturer
Dr Kevin Murfitt

Senior Lecturer
Dr Kim Robinson

Senior Lecturer
Dr Lan Gao

Senior Lecturer
Dr Matthew Dunn

Senior Lecturer
Dr Norah Hosken

Senior Lecturer
Dr Rebecca Patrick

Senior Lecturer
Dr Russell Shuttleworth

Lecturers

Name

Lecturer, Social Work
Angela Daddow

Lecturer, Child Play Therapy
Bridget Dooley
Lecturer, Play Therapy
Chloe Wadley
Lecturer
Dr Elyse Warner
Lecturer
Greer Lamaro Haintz
Lecturer, Health Sciences
Dr Hayley McKenzie
Lecturer, Social Work
Dr James Lucas
Lecturer in Social Work
Dr John Fox
Lecturer
Dr Justin Lawson
Lecturer
Kate Renshaw
Lecturer
Kieva Richards
Lecturer, Public Health and Health Promotion
Norma Barrett
Lecturer
Pearse Fay
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy
Rachel Knight
Lecturer, Public Health
Rebecca Stockdale

Lecturer, Child Play Therapy
Rhiannon Breguet

Lecturer, Social Work
Rojan Afrouz

Lecturer, Occupational Therapy
Sally Logan

Lecturer, Social Work
Dr Sarah Epstein
Lecturer, Social Work
Dr Sevi Vassos
Lecturer, Public Health
Shane Kavanagh
Lecturer
Dr Shane McIver
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Supervision
Tara Roberts
Lecturer
Teresa Capetola
Lecturer
Dr Trish Taylor
Lecturer
Valerie Watchorn

Associate lecturers

Name
Associate Lecturer
Natalie Hakman
Associate Lecturer
Sonia Nuttman

Senior research fellows

Name

Senior Research Fellow
Cindy Needham


Senior Research Fellow
Claudia Strugnell

Senior Research Fellow
Elena Gospodarevskaya

Senior Research Fellow, Health Technology Assessment
Francis Ip

Senior Research Fellow
Jaithri Ananthapavan

Senior Research Fellow
Dr Kathryn Backholer

Senior Research Fellow
Liliana Bulfone

Senior Research Fellow
Dr Mary-Lou Chatterton

Senior Research Fellow
Dr Melanie Nichols

Senior Research Fellow
Dr Nikki McCaffrey

Senior Research Fellow, Health Economics
Paul Crosland

Senior Research Fellow, Health Economics
Sandra Younie

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellows

Name

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellow
Jennifer Browne

Research fellows

Name
Research Fellow
Amie O'Shea
Research Fellow
Andrew Brown
Research Fellow
Dr Anita Lal 
Research Fellow
Danielle Newton
Research Fellow
Devorah Riesenberg

Research Fellow
Elise Tan

Research Fellow
Evelyn Looi

Research Fellow
Ha Le
Research Fellow
Jan Faller 
Research Fellow
Jill Whelan
Research Fellow
Dr Joshua Hayward
Research Fellow – Health Economics
Dr Julie Abimanyi-Ochom
Research Fellow
Laura Alston
Research Fellow
Lidia Engel
Research Fellow
Long Li
Research Fellow - Health Technology Assessments
Marcus Tan
Research Fellow
Marnie Firipis
Research Fellow
Michelle Tran 

Fieldwork Supervisor in Occupational Therapy
Dr Natalie Hadiprodio

Teaching Scholar in Play Therapy
Nikki Lyons 
Research Fellow
Oxana Chiotelis 
Research Fellow
Phuong Nguyen 
Research Fellow
Scott Richards-Jones 

Research Fellow
Shaan Naughton

Research Fellow
Shalika Bohingamu Mudiyanselage
Research Fellow - Health Economics (Oral Health Focus)
Utsana Tonmukayakul

Research Fellow Grade 2
Yong Yi Lee

Associate research fellows

Name

Associate Research Fellow
Amy Hill

Associate Research Fellow
Hannah Pitt
Associate Research Fellow
Josephine Marshall
Associate Research Fellow
Nic Crooks
Associate Research Fellow
Oliver Huse 
Associate Research Fellow
Penny Fraser
Associate Research Fellow
Tara Boelsen-Robinson
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Miranda Blake
Research Assistant
Monica Wellington

Professional staff

Name
Senior School Administrative Officer (Curriculum and Student Experience)
Lewis Breeuwer-Wrennall
Professional Experience Officer, Social Work
Belinda Schmidtke 
Professional Experience Officer, Occupational Therapy
Kelly Barker
Professional Experience Officer (Social Work)
Tara Jarvis-Scott

Executive Assistant
Delwyn Hewitt

Administrative Coordinator
Jenni Northcott
Administrative Officer
Erica Hunt
Administrative Officer (Whs)
Julia Malone 
Administrative Officer
Mandy Wells
Administrative Officer
Maria Smith
Research Support Officer
Muhammad Haseeb 
Research Support Officer
Eka Guntor
Research Assistant
Saraya Morton
Research Assistant
Simone Morahan

Honorary appointments

Name
Honorary Professor
Professor Ann Taket 
Honorary Professor
Professor Hanny Calache 
Honorary Professor
Kelley Johnson 

Honorary Professor
Renee Speyer

Honorary Professor (Alfred Deakin Professor)
Professor Rob Carter

Honorary Professor
Sanjay Zodpey 
Honorary Associate Professor
Dominique Cadilhac 
Honorary Associate Professor
Mardie Townsend 

Honorary Associate Professor
Stephen Crowley

Honorary Associate Professor
Sue Peterson

Adjunct Professor
Nancy Huang

Adjunct Professor
Dr Rhonda Galbally

Adjunct Associate Professor
Brigit Mirfin-Veitch

Honorary Fellow
Alison Beauchamp
Honorary Fellow
Anne Magnus 
Honorary Fellow
Ari Kurzeme 

Honorary Fellow
Helen Larkin

Honorary Fellow
Jan Moore

Honorary Fellow
Jessica Anson

Honorary Fellow
Jessica Bucholc

Honorary Fellow
Kate Jeffrey

Honorary Fellow
Karen Todd
Honorary Fellow
Dr Katy Theodore 
Honorary Fellow
Liz Senior
Honorary Fellow
Dr Lloyd Owen 
Honorary Fellow
Dr Sarah Pollock 
Honorary Fellow
Dr Sophy Shih
Honorary Fellow
Winda Ng 
Honorary Fellow
Zoe Francis

Scholarship holders

Name
Scholarship Holder
Ha Le
Scholarship Holder
Ishani Majmudar
Scholarship Holder
Jaithri Ananthapavan
Scholarship Holder
Tan Nguyen

Scholarship Holder
Mary Lou Chatterton

Scholarship Holder
Natasha Hall
Scholarship Holder
Phong Nguyen
Scholarship Holder
Marufa Sultana

Scholarship Holder
Win Han Oo

Scholarship Holder
Utsana Tonmukayakul