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NHMRC Early Career Fellow, Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development, Deakin University

Dr Kate Lycett is a co-funded NHMRC and National Heart Foundation Early Career Researcher. Her research interests span child mental health, sleep, obesity, cardiovascular health, epidemiology, public health, and wellbeing at both the individual and societal levels. Dr Lycett is also the research lead for The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index.


  • 2019–present
    NHMRC Research Fellow, Deakin University
  • 2015–present
    Honorary Fellow, The University of Melbourne
  • 2019–present
    Honorary Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • 2017–2019
    Senior Research Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • 2009–2016
    Research Assistant , Murdoch Children’s Research Institute


  • 2015 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD (Paediatrics)
  • 2007 
    Deakin University , Graduate Diploma of Psychology
  • 2006 
    The University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (History and Psychology)