Jessica Scarfo is a Lecturer with the First Year College.

She has extensive teaching and lecturing experience in the discipline of Psychology across the undergraduate program. She currently coordinates the first year unit, Foundations of Social Science Research, and has experience as a research thesis supervisor for Psychology Honours (4th year) in the areas of cognitive and psychological assessment.

Jessica has completed her Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Honours) and her PhD in the areas of cognition and psychological assessment (currently under examination), both degrees here at VU. She is proud to be a successful product of the place where she now works, and feels this gives her a valuable insight into the experience of VU students.

Before pursuing her academic career Jessica worked in aged care, which has fostered her passion to further enhance her studies within the field of Psychology.

Her research and teaching interests include neuropsychology, psychological assessment, cognitive psychology, psychobiology and statistics.

Jessica is currently enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Education.


Current supervision

1 B.Psych Honours student


1 Honours student


Appearances in the media

Burlak, J. L. (2018, June 13).  Psychology within VU’s First Year Model (J. Weldon, Interviewer). Mid-Year Information Series - Facebook Live: Q&A session

Areas of expertise

  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychological assessment
  • Psychobiology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Executive Functioning
  • Statistics

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 5890