Dr. Denise Dillon

Dr. Denise Dillon

Dr. Denise Dillon

Associate Dean of Research Education | Associate Professor, 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 Associate Dean Research Education and Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at the Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCU).  After serving as Head of Academic Group for psychology, arts and education for almost 10 years she now facilitates and promotes the strategic direction of research within JCU Singapore, 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 100 fourth-year students and more than a dozen graduate-level students to completion. 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 International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), Division 4: Environmental Psychology. She is an ARMS Accredited Research Manager (Foundation) and a certified Forest Therapy Guide (ANFT no. 1818009).

Research Interests

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