Dr Denise Dillon is the Associate Dean of Research (and Research Education) at the JCU Singapore campus.  After serving as Head of Academic Group for psychology, arts and education for almost 10 years, Denise now facilitates and promotes the strategic direction of research within JCUS, improvements in the quality and impact of that research, and the growth of local, national and international research collaborations.

Her primary research focus is biophilia (love for life and living things) pertaining to both natural and built environments and within this area is an interest in nature and forest therapy.

Denise has extensive supervisory experience in fourth-year and graduate research, having supervised more than 80 fourth-year students and 11 graduate-level students to completion (as at March 2018). Graduate students include those in the Master and Doctor of Clinical Psychology courses, as well as research doctorates. 

Recent projects include the following: Community gardening: Stress, well-being and resilience potentials; Parental connection and attitudes toward nature and children’s time spent in nature; Exposing the bear in the woods: an exploratory analysis on animal metaphors; and A Room with a View: Do Nature Views Influence Moral Compassion? 

Denise is seeking expressions of interest from motivated individuals in a potential PhD project on the validation of nature and forest therapy. 

  • PY4115: Psychology: Now and the Future (Level 4; SIN)
  • Biophilia/biophobia and technobiophilia, Human-environment, human-animal interactions
  • Her key teaching focus is environmental psychology, with additional teaching experience in the areas of personality and individual psychology, statistics and research methods, memory & cognition, health and social psychology, lifespan development, and effective writing.
  • 2015 to present - Senior Lecturer, JCU (Singapore)
  • 2015 to 2017 - Managing Editor, Journal of Tropical Psychology
  • 2008 to 2014 - Lecturer, JCU (Singapore)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2012 - Visiting Scholar, Northwestern University (Evanston, ILL)
  • 2012 - Visiting Scholar, Harvard (Cambridge, MA)

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 24+ research outputs authored by Dr Denise Dillon from 2005 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Measuring Emotional Dysregulation In Early Childhood (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Professional Psychology Education Curricula: An Indonesian Case Study (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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