Our people

School leadership

Professor Kurt Lushington, Head of School
Associate Professor Deirdre Tedmanson, Associate Head of School: Teaching
Associate Professor Jill Dorrian, Associate Head of School: Research
Ms Catherine Madigan, School Manager

Administration Support
       Teaching Support
       Research Support




Program directors 


Mrs Cathy Balfour
Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Counselling and Interpersonal Skills)
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Counselling and Interpersonal Skills), Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) - double degree

Mrs Cathy Balfour
Bachelor of Psychological Science - HKBU (Hong Kong Baptist University)

Dr Helena de Anstiss
Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Cultures and Australian Society), Bachelor of Social Work - double degree
Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) - double degree
Bachelor of Social Work

Associate Professor Deirdre Tedmanson
Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services)
Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services), Bachelor of Psychological Science - double degree

Dr Mark Kohler
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Cognitive Neuroscience)
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (Cognitive Neuroscience)


Associate Professor Siobhan Banks
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Associate Professor Nicole Moulding
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)


Associate Professor Phil Kavanagh
Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Dr Nilan Yu
Master of Social Work

Student Placement Coordinators

Ms Patricia Muncey, Field Education Coordinator (Social Work & Human Services)
Dr Georgina Heath, Placement Coordinator (Undergrduate Pyschology)
Dr Matthew Smout, Internal and External Placement Coordinator (Postgraduate Clinical Psychology)

Whyalla and Mt Gambier Campus

Dr Cate Hudson, Unit Head: Social Work and Rural Practice

Higher Degree Research Students

Professor Matthias Schlesewsky, Research Degree Coordinator

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