Jaclyn Broadbent

Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning), School of Psychology, Deakin University

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About Me

Dr Jaclyn Broadbent is Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning) in the School of Psychology and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) at Deakin University. Jaclyn runs the School of Psychology’s largest unit HBS110: Health Behaviour, annually teaching more than 2000 Faculty of Health students the skills and principles of behaviour modification. She is passionate about providing high-quality, authentic learning experiences that engage and retain students and support them through their learning journey. Her interest lies in coming up with innovative yet cost-effective solutions for challenges associated with the first-year experience, online study mode, as well as large class teaching.

Despite Jaclyn’s high teaching load, her research output relative to opportunity is excellent and shows a clear upward trajectory with 29 published/accepted papers in the last 4 years. Jaclyn’s research focuses on development, evaluation, and translation of effective teaching strategies to ensure student success. Particular research interests include: (1) the role of self-regulation in the learning process, (2) use of feedback and online technologies to ensure positive student outcomes even in large cohort settings, and (3) determinants of student success, engagement, and retention.

Jaclyn has won several awards for her teaching, including the highly competitive Australian Award for University Teachers (2016), and Australian National Learning and Teaching Citation (2012) for outstanding contribution to student learning both awarded to her by the Australian Government, a Desire2Learn Teaching Impact award (2014), the Vice Chancellors award for Deakin University Teacher of the year (2016) and the Joan Kirner young and emerging woman in Leadership scholarship program (2017-2018).


PhD (Psychology)
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education
Graduate Diploma of Psychology
Bachelor of Science

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