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Professor, Deakin University

Helen Skouteris is a Professor in Developmental Psychology and Associate Head of School, School of Psychology, Deakin University. Helen is an expert in maternal and child health and wellbeing, focusing predominantly on maternal and childhood obesity; the transition to parenthood; and children's transitions from preschool to primary school. She is also the leader of the Translational Sciences Platform of the Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED) at Deakin, with a major goal of translating SEED outputs into health, education, and community systems, policy and practice, emphasising collaborative stakeholder engagement throughout.


  • 2008–present
    Professor, Deakin University


  • 1997 
    La Trobe University, PhD