Industry, professional and community engagement

Our Department has a commitment to engaging in research and practice that sets the foundations for important Australian and global outcomes, and can be translated into practice.  As part of this process we have been associated with a large variety of funders and collaborate with numerous industry, community and government partners.

Research partnerships

Research partnerships of the Department and staff in the Department have covered a broad spectrum of Australian and international research-focused and community organisations, such as:

  • auDA Foundation
  • Alfred Health
  • Australia-China Science Research Fund
  • Australian Government Department of Health and Aging
  • Australian Research Council
  • Australian Rotary Health Research
  • Australian Anthrozoology Research Foundation
  • Australian Department of Social Services
  • Australian Wool Innovation
  • Austin Health Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
  • Autism Cooperative Research Centre
  • beyondBlue
  • Butterfly Research Institute
  • Catholic Education Office Melbourne
  • Caulfield Hospital
  • Eskitis Institute
  • Department of Human Services (Vic)
  • Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
  • Heart Foundation  
  • Hewlett Packard Australia
  • Melbourne Health
  • Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria
  • Mind Australia
  • Morawetz Social Justice Fund (Melbourne Community Foundation)
  • Murdoch Children's Research Institute
  • National Fragile X Foundation (USA)
  • National Health and Medical Research Council
  • National Institute of Health (USA)
  • Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia
  • Pierce Armstrong Foundation
  • Psychologists for Peace Interest Group, Australian Psychological Society
  • Phyllis Connor Memorial Trust
  • RE Ross Trust
  • Scanlon Foundation
  • St Vincent's Mental Health
  • The CAGES Foundation
  • VicHealth
  • Victorian Department of Education and Training  
  • Victorian Department of Human Services
  • William and Vera Houston Memorial Trust
  • William Buckland Foundation

Student placement partnerships

Our students have opportunities for work experience and field placements at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Examples of placement partners include:

  • Alfred Hospital
  • arbias (Alcohol Related Brain Impairment Assessment and Support Service)
  • Austin Health
  • Ballarat Health
  • Banyule Community Health Service
  • Barwon Health
  • Broadmeadows Health Service
  • Caraniche Drug and Alcohol Service
  • Caulfield General Medical Centre
  • Children's Court Clinic
  • Connections: Child, Youth and Family Services
  • Delmont Private Hospital
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Eastern Health
  • Forensicare
  • Gateway Health
  • Headspace
  • John Lindell Rehabilitation Centre, Bendigo
  • La Trobe University, Psychology Clinic
  • Melbourne University Counselling Services
  • Melbourne Health
  • Monash Medical Centre
  • North West Aged Care Psychiatry
  • Northwest Mental Health Service
  • Orygen Youth Health
  • Peter James Centre
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Pinelodge Clinic - St John of God Hospital
  • Racing Victoria
  • RMIT Counselling Services
  • Royal Children's Hospital
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre
  • St Vincent's Health, Palliative Care
  • Swisse Wellness
  • Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre
  • Wantirna CDAMS (Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service)
  • Western Health

Professional engagement

Staff in the Department of Psychology and Counselling are strongly committed to contributing to their respective research and professional organisations, influencing the direction of their research and professional fields through active engagement and leadership.

Key leadership roles

Our staff members have been elected to leadership roles on National Executives, including roles as President, Director or National Convenor of bodies such as:

  • Academy of Eating Disorders
  • Alcohol Related Brain Injury Assessment and Support Service (ARBIAS)
  • Asian Association of Social Psychology
  • Australian Anthrozoology Research Foundation
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
  • APS Occupational Health Psychology Interest Group
  • APS Interest Group Psychologists for Peace Interest Group
  • Australasian Society for Autism Research
  • Australia and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders
  • Butterfly Foundation
  • Gateway Health
  • International Behavioral Neuroscience Society
  • International Society for Anthrozoology
  • Racing Victoria
  • Swisse Wellness

Staff are members of over 40 professional and research associations, societies and Institutes. They are also members of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists, College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, College of Community Psychologists, College of Counselling Psychologists, College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists, College of Forensic Psychologists and College of Health Psychologists.