Dr. Denise Dillon

Dr. Denise Dillon

Dr. Denise Dillon

Associate Dean of Research (And Research Education) / Senior Lecturer Psychology


  • PhD, James Cook University, 2008
  • Grad Cert Education – Tertiary teaching, JCU, 2005
  • B Psych (Hons)/B SocSc – English Literature, JCU, 2003

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Dr Denise Dillon is the Associate Dean of Research (and Research Education) at the Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCU).  She served as Head of Academic Group for psychology, arts and education for almost 10 years and 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.

Dr Dillon 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, and PhD.

She is a full member of the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) and a member of the Association for the Study of Literature & Environment (ASLE).

Research Interests

Her primary focus is on biophilia pertaining to both natural and built environments.