Anthony joined Victoria University in March 2012 and is now a Professor of Psychology. He has also held the position of Director of Research and Research Training for the College of Arts.

Anthony's research interests are related to psychological aspects of cancer. He is particularly concerned with the development of evidence-based interventions that improve the well-being of patients, carers, and family members. Ethical aspects of professional practice represent another research focus for Anthony.

As a registered psychologist with an endorsed area of practice in clinical psychology, Anthony is committed to developing psychologists who are versed in ethically informed, as well as evidence based, practice. He contributes to the profession's establishment of practice standards and is the previous past Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Australian Psychological Society.

Recent publications

Couper, J, Collins, AL, Bloch, S, Street, A, Duchesne, G, Jones, T, Olver, J & Love, AW 2015. Cognitive existential couple therapy (CECT) in men and partners facing localised prostate cancer: a randomised controlled trial. BJU International, 115(5), 35–45

Love, AW & Liversage, LM 2014, 'Barriers to accessing palliative care: A review of the literature', Progress in Palliative Care, 22(1), 9-19. DOI 10.1179/1743291X13Y.0000000055

Deeley, ST & Love, AW (2013). Longitudinal analysis of the emotion self-confidence model of suicidal ideation in adolescents. Advances in Mental Health, 12(1), 35-45

Deeley, ST & Love, AW 2013, 'A preliminary investigation of the emotion self-confidence model of suicidal ideation', Archives of Suicide Research, 17(2), 161-172

Collins, AL, Love, AW, Bloch, S, Street, AF, Duchesne, GM, Dunai, J & Couper, JW 2013, 'Cognitive Existential Couples Therapy (CECT) for newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients and their partners: a descriptive pilot study', Psycho-Oncology, 22(2), 465–469. DOI: 10.1002/pon.208

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society
  • Member of the College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Member of the Psycho-Oncology Committee
  • Member of the Victorian Cooperative Oncology Group
  • Member of the Cancer Council of Victoria
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist and Supervisor
  • Psychology Registration Board of Australia
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)


Areas of expertise

  • care needs of cancer patients, carers, and families across the trajectory
  • Ethical aspects of professional practice
  • psychological aspects of cancer

Contact details

(03) 9919 9458