Dr Julie van den Eynde is a senior lecturer at Victoria University. Her major teaching responsibilities are focused in the Master of Applied Psychology (Community Psychology) program, where she is the Chair of the program.

Her research interests reflect a community psychology focus, i.e., considering environmental factors, empowerment and social justice. Her current research is concerning the mental health and wellbeing of those in the creative and entertainment industry in Australia.

Teaching responsibilities

Course chair:



Currently co-supervisor of 2 PhD candidates, and supervisor of 5 Master level students – Master of Applied Psychology (Community Psychology) program.


Refereed journal articles

van den Eynde, J., Fisher, A., & Sonn, C. (2016). Working in the Australian Entertainment Industry: Final report. Melbourne, Australia: Entertainment Assist.

Sonn, C., Quayle, A., & Van den Eynde, J. (2016). Narrating the accumulation of dispossession: Stories of Aboriginal Elders. Community Psychology in Global Perspective, 2(2), 79-96.

van den Eynde, J., Fisher, A., & Sonn, C. (2014). Pride, Passion & Pitfalls: Working in the Australian Entertainment Industry. Melbourne, Australia: Entertainment Assist. 

Edwards, A., & van den Eynde, J. (2013). Offending adolescent boys to non-offending young men post release from a Correctional Facility. Youth Studies Australia, 32(2), 3-12.

van den Eynde, J., & Veno, A. (2013). Participatory action research with high risk groups: Best practice for researcher’s safety and data integrity. Current Issues in Criminal Justice: Special Issue,25(1), 491 – 501.

Refereed book chapters

van den Eynde, J. A., & Veno, A. (1999). Coping with disasterous events: An empowerment model of community healing. In R. Gist and B. Lubin (Eds.). Response to Disaster: Psychosocial, Community and Ecological Approaches. (pp. 167-192). USA: Brunner/Mazel.

van den Eynde, J. A., & Veno, A. (1996). Responses to sexual abuse in a rural town: Women and empowerment. In D. Thomas & A. Veno (Eds.). Psychology and Social Change: Australian and New Zealand Perspectives (2nd Edition). New Zealand: Dunmore Press.

Conference presentations

van den Eynde, J., & Fabiansson, C. (2013). Fear Politics and Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs: A case study of how to diffuse an identified Moral Panic. ISA/ESA conference 2013. Risk and Uncertainty: ontologies and methods. University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 23-25 January 2013.

King, R., Newcombe, P., van den Eynde, J., & Bond, C. (2008). When No Means Yes: Issues with Consent Definition in Queensland Police Officers’ Perceptions. Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, 19-20 June, 2008. 

van den Eynde, J., Newcombe, P. A., & Steel, C. (2007). Responding to learners’ need for choice: Exploring flexible-learning modes with a view to creating an eLearning community. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE). ICT; Providing Choices for Learners and Learning. 2-5 December 2007. Singapore, Nanyang Technological University. 

Veno, A., van den Eynde, J., & Owens, K. (2007). Neutralising moral panics, fear politics and marginalisation of others: A case study of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs. Australian Psychological Society Conference Proceedings. 42nd APS Annual Conference, ‘Psychology Making an Impact’, held in Brisbane, Australia, 25-29 September, 2007. 

King, R., Newcombe, P., van den Eynde, J., & Bond, C. (2007). Legal Responses to Rape: Survivors' Accounts of Police Responses. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) 20th Annual ANZSOC Conference “Criminology: Building Bridges”, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, 23-26 September, 2007. 

Professional memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society (APS) 
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Community Psychology


Areas of expertise

  • Mental health and wellbeing of those in the creative and performing industry in Australia
  • Prevention
  • Community wide intervention
  • Empowerment
  • Qualitative methodologies

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