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Lina Ricciardelli

Associate Professor of Psychology, Deakin University

Lina A Ricciardelli (PhD) completed her postgraduate training at the University of Adelaide, Australia in 1990. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at Deakin University, and the Chair of the College of Health Psychologists in the Australian Psychological Society. Lina has published over 90 papers in the fields of health psychology, developmental psychology, and substance use. A large focus of her research has been on the role that sociocultural factors play in the development of body image, and other health risk behaviors among children, adolescents, and adults. These have included gender-role stereotypes, sport, the media, peers, social comparisons, acculturation, and the family. In the last five years, she has also focused on the body image and related health related behaviors among males from a range of cultural backgrounds which include Indigenous Australians, Indigenous and Indian Fijian, Tongans, and Chinese men living in Australia.


  • 1995–2011
    Associate Professor, School of Psychology, Deakin University
  • 1990–1995
    Lecturer, Charles Sturt University


  • 1990 
    University of Adelaide, PhD
  • 1985 
    University of Adelaide, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Research Areas

  • Health, Clinical And Counselling Psychology (170106)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
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