Congratulations to Associate Professor Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz

who was the lead on a successful Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant of $1.34M investigating how digital technology can be used to reduce the rates and severity of eating disorders. This award is very prestigious and reflects well on Matt, his team and the School.

Congratulations to Dr Stefanie Sharman, Associate Professor Jade Sheen and Associate Professor Wendy Sutherland-Smith have been awarded the title 'Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy'.

This fellowship provides international professional recognition of experience and expertise in university teaching and demonstrates a commitment to teaching, learning and the student experience, through engagement in a practical process that encourages research, reflection and development. In particular, the grade of Senior Fellow represents significant leadership in the promotion of teaching excellence and is awarded on the basis of an assessed portfolio by a panel of judges against the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). A huge congratulations to them all!!

The benefits of being an older student

Assoc. Prof. Alexander Mussap and Dr Merrilyn Hooley on the benefits of studying later.

Want a happy life? Focus on these three essential areas

Assoc. Prof. Delyse Hutchinson on her research into effective ways to boost happiness.

Congratulations Professor Jennifer McIntosh

Professor Jennifer McIntosh has been named a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia, for services to Developmental Psychology including research and practice in the Family Law field, assessing developmental harms for young children of high conflict and violent separation, and designing new interventions for assisting parents to be more mindful of managing the impact of conflict on their children.

Welcome Dr Kate Lycett

Dr Kate Lycett joined the school on the 14th of January 2019. Dr Kate Lycett (BA GDip (Psych) PhD (Paediatrics)) is an Early Career Researcher with interests spanning child mental health, sleep, obesity, cardiovascular health, epidemiology, public health and wellbeing. Her co-funded NHMRC and National Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship aims to elucidate how child and adult wellbeing, across the spectrum (negative to positive), influence physical health, particularly cardiovascular health. Her other major body of work aims to identify equitable and sustainable indicators to track societal progress in terms of human, social, natural, and financial/physical capitals, rather than Gross Domestic Product (GDP) alone. Kate has a strong track record in student supervision and is available for new student projects in 2019.

Welcome Dr Nandita Vijayakumar

Dr Nandita (Nandi) Vijayakumar joined the school on the 7th of January. Nandi is a developmental neuroscientist who uses longitudinal methods to study structural and functional changes in the brain during adolescence. She is specifically interested in how these processes relate to social and affective functioning, as well as the onset of psychopathology. She also studies pubertal development, with the goal of understanding how biological processes across multiple levels relate to one another and support healthy transitions from childhood to adolescence. Nandi is currently on a one-year appointment with the school based at Burwood and will be working closely with Associate Professor Tim Silk, Professor Peter Enticott and other staff in the Cognitive Neuroscience Unit.

Congratulations Chelsie Priestley – New Colombo Plan Fellow for Cambodia

Chelsie Priestley was announced as the New Colombo Plan Fellow for Cambodia, in recognition of being the highest-ranked candidate for her study location.

4 December 2018

Congratulations to Dr Jaclyn Broadbent – Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Award

Dr Jaclyn Broadbent has been awarded the title ‘Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy’. This fellowship provides international professional recognition of experience and expertise in university teaching and demonstrates a commitment to teaching, learning and the student experience, through engagement in a practical process that encourages research, reflection and development. In particular, the grade of Senior Fellow represents significant leadership in the promotion of teaching excellence and is awarded on the basis of an assessed portfolio by a panel of judges against the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). It is a significant achievement and we congratulate Jaclyn on this award.

19 November 2018

AllPlay shares the joy of dance

Children with disabilities will have new opportunities to experience the joy, belonging and many other benefits of participating in dance.

18 Oct 2018


What It's Really Like To Be A Psychology Researcher

For PhD candidate and sessional academic Sasha Davies, being a psychology researcher means working to unlock the mysteries of so-called ‘baby brain’; the potential impact of pregnancy on women’s cognitive functioning as they transition into motherhood.

20 Aug 2018


How To Help A Friend Struggling With Their Mental Health

Associate Professor Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz from the School of Psychology helps you detect the warning signs.

16 Jul 2018


Technology And Relationships: Have We Become Disconnected?

Actual evidence of tech-disconnection is a mixed bag says Deakin psychology lecturer Dr Sharon Horwood.

02 Jul 2018


Why Are Male Body Image Issues On The Rise?

Body image issues among men are very real, and actually on the rise, says Associate Professor Alexander Mussap from Deakin University’s School of Psychology.

05 Jun 2018


Deakin Child Study Centre Launches New Facilities

The Deakin Child Study Centre (DCSC) recently launched new facilities to support its work in making a difference in the lives of children with neurodevelopmental challenges.

26 April 2018


2017 Sessional Staff Award Winners Announced

The School of Psychology's 2017 Sessional Staff Award winners have been revealed! Congratulations to Ellie Mullins, Laura Pecora and Bethany Devenish!

09 Apr 2018


2017 Student Award Winners Announced

The School of Psychology's 2017 Student Award winners have been revealed! Congratulations to George Loram (Australia Unity Prize), Aseel Ibrahim, Kyle Turpin, Seungjae Lee, Gypsy O'Dea, Alexandra Lavale, David Camfield, Grace Hancock, Erin Landells, David Skvarc, Jed Burgess, Virginia Hagger, Ayoub Bouguettaya, Denise Foley (Head of School Award winners), Natalie Ringenbergs (Barry Fallon Award) and Mikaela Gattari (Compumedics Congitive Neuroscience Prize).

12 Feb 2018


Researchers Have Something On The (Baby) Brain

Research shows "baby brain" does exist, but more research is needed to determine its effect on expecting mothers.

16 Jan 2018


Teen-Parent Bonds Produce Very Comfy Relationships

A recent study indicates that the bond adolescent girls have with their parents influences the bond they end up having with their own children.

15 Jan 2018


Groggy Teens In Short Supply

Australia now boasts one of the lowest teen drinking rates in the developed world, as parents are now more reluctant to be grog suppliers.

12 Jan 2018


Simulating Excellence

Jade Sheen, Wendy Sutherland-Smith and Jane McGillivray last night received an Award for Teaching Excellence at the Federal Government’s 2017 Australian Awards for Excellence in University Teaching (AAUT).

15 Dec 2017


Adding That Personal Touch

Dr Jaclyn Broadbent says it’s now the lecturer’s role to provide meaning and context for available information.

05 Dec 2017


Ace Ventura: Stress Detective

A new study led by Dr Adriana Ventura aims to help health professionals better support people with diabetes distress.

28 Nov 2017


It's An Honour, As A Matin Of Fact!

Dr Matin Ghayour-Minaie has been added to Victoria’s Multicultural Honour Roll in recognition of her tireless work serving Geelong’s Multicultural community.

22 Nov 2017


Is Don, Is Distinguished

Emeritus Professor Don Thomson has been awarded the Australian Psychological Society APS President’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in Australia for 2017. 

10 Nov 2017


What a winner!

We are delighted to announce that Jaclyn Broadbent has been awarded a scholarship for the prestigious Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders Program.

1 November 2017


Lauren Makes Every Post-er A Winner!

DPsych student Lauren Bruce has beaten a highly competitive field to win the APS Health College Best Student Poster at the 2017 Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine/APS Health College Conference.

17 July 2017


How "Tweet" it is

Deakin alumna Jessica Holsman, Founder of Educationery by Study with Jess, will hold a webinar about 'How to Leverage Social Media to Build a Strong Brand' on Wednesday 26 July.

29 June 2017


The Evidence for Influence

Deakin researchers have confirmed that the role vested interests play in the development of alcohol policy is large and influential.

23 May 2017


Train The Brain To Send Habit Up In Smoke

A world-first Deakin University trial is using "brain training" to help smokers give up for good.

13 Feb 2017


Study Tour De Force

In November 2016 the School of Psychology held its first multidisciplinary study tour to Sri Lanka.

12 Dec 2016

Jaclyn Broadbent receiving her award 

Jaclyn Is Teaching's Par Excellence

Jaclyn Broadbent, has received a 2016 Award for Teaching Excellence from the Office of Learning & Teaching (OLT).

06 Dec 2016

Wendy Sutherland-Smith 

The Hand That Rocks...

Associate Professor Wendy Sutherland-Smith has been offered a Fellowship with the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE).

06 Dec 2016

Professor Nicole Rinehart 

Let The Children Play!

Professor Nicole Rinehart’s ALLPlay research into the barriers faced by children with developmental challenges such as autism, ADHD and Cerebral Palsy who want to play sport, has attracted a $1 million funding partnership with Melbourne-based Moose Toys, backing from the Australian Football League (AFL) and plenty of media interest.

06 Dec 2016

Rachelle Lynch 

Lynch Pins Down Scholarship

Psychology student Rachelle Lynch is one of three outstanding Deakin University students who have received a prestigious New Colombo Plan scholarship from the Australian Governement, awarding her an opportunity to live, study and intern overseas.

06 Dec 2016

Nicole Rinehart 

Game Changing Approach To Children And Sport

Deakin researchers and the AFL are working together to improve children’s access to sport.

22 Nov 2016

Sharon Horwood 

A Welcome Innovation!

Dr Sharon Horwood received the Faculty of Health Unit Welcome Video Prize at the recent Deakin University Teaching and Learning Conference for her video in HPS111.

18 Nov 2016

Dr Briony Hill 

Combating Obesity A Hill Worth Overcoming

Dr Briony Hill, from the Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development Strategic Research Centre, will target women at the pre-conception phase of life, as a means of optimising health for mothers and their infants.

14 Nov 2016

Jaclyn Broadbent 

Jaclyn Broadbent wins VC's Teacher of the Year!

We are proud to announce that the School of Psychology's Jaclyn Broadbent has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teacher of the Year!

27 Oct 2016

Adrian Shatte, Shaun Brown, and Maria Muthiah 

Psychology Pathways Site Wins VC Award!

Another success for the School of Psychology with Shaun Brown, Adrian Shatte and Maria Muthiah collaborating to receive the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Innovation. The award is for the innovative Psychological Pathways website.

27 Oct 2016


2016 Fourth Year Conference

On Friday the 14th of October the school held its annual fourth year conference at the Geelong Waterfront and Melbourne Burwood Campuses.

17 Oct 2016


Breakfast Of Champions

On the 12th of October 2016 the School of Psychology held its second annual professional development breakfast for placement supervisors at Deakin’s Melbourne City Centre Campus.

14 Oct 2016

Professor Michael Leiter 

Welcome Michael Leiter

Professor Michael Leiter has joined the School of Psychology as our new and first Professor of Organisational Psychology.

13 Oct 2016

Dr Antonina Mikocka-Walus 

Welcome Antonina Mikocka-Walus

Dr Antonina Mikocka-Walus joined the School of Psychology at the start of October 2016.

12 Oct 2016

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