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DR Kent Patrick




  • Dr Kent Patrick is a Research Fellow (Wellbeing Profiler) at The Centre for Positive Psychology, The University of Melbourne. After an early career as a health professional, Kent completed a PhD in Psychology at Deakin University and since then has been involved in lecturing in Psychology and/or working on a range of research projects. He has previously worked as Research Fellow on large scale projects such as the NHMRC funded ‘Australian Longitudinal Study of Health and Relationships’ and the ‘5th National survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health’ (Commonwealth funded) both of which were conducted at the Australian Centre for Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University. He has published nearly 30 reports and peer-reviewed journal articles in areas such as employee wellbeing, adult and adolescent sexual health and behaviour, and attracting allied health undergraduates into rural mental health work. His research interests include: employee wellbeing, multivariate modelling in large data sets, and the promotion of adolescent health and wellbeing.   


Member of

  • Australian Psychological Society. Member 2006 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • BAppSc (Hon), Deakin University 2004
  • PhD, Deakin University 2004
  • BAppSc(Hon), Deakin University 2000
  • Australia, Deakin University 1998
  • BAppSc, Phillip Institute of Technology 1985