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Dr Peter Gill

BP (Hons), PhD VicMelb

Lecturer, College of Health & Biomedicine

Peter Gill is a Psychology lecturer at Victoria University who teaches in wide range of subjects including research methods.

Peter's research centres around identity development and negotiation, and the importance of reflective capacities for psychosocial well-being.

He is particularly engaged in promoting health and well-being in men, and in preventing harm associated with homelessness, drugs and alcohol, problem gambling, violence, and psychological distress.

During Peter's PhD candidature, he conducted ethnographic research with young men from a gymnasium in Victoria Australia.


Peer reviewed journal publications

Copelj, A., Gill, P., Love., A., & Crebbin, S. (2017). Psychological growth in young adult refugees: Integration of personal and cultural resources to promote wellbeing. The Australian Community Psychologist, In Press

Gill, P. R. (2016). Client-centred Case Management: How Much Makes a Difference to Outcomes for Homeless Jobseekers? Australian Social Work, 69(1), 11-26. doi: 10.1080/0312407X.2015.1016445

Gill, P. R., & Corboy, D. (2016). Parental and peer influences on emerging adult problem gambling: Does exposure to problem gambling reduce stigmatizing perceptions and increase vulnerability? Journal of Gambling Issues , 33, 30-51. doi: 10.4309/jgi.2016.33.3

McDiarmid, E., Gill, P. R., McLachlan, A., & Ali, L. (2016). “That Whole Macho Male Persona Thing”: The Role of Insults in Young Australian Male Friendships. Psychology of Men & Masculinity. doi:10.1037/men0000065

Botterill, E., Gill, P. R., McLaren, S., & Gomez, R. (2016). Marital Status and Problem Gambling Among Australian Older Adults: The Mediating Role of Loneliness. Journal of Gambling Studies, 32(3), 1027-1038. doi:10.1007/s10899-015-9575-5

Blain, B., Gill, P. G., & Teese, R. (2015). Predicting Problem Gambling in Australian Adults Using a Multifaceted Model of Impulsivity. International Gambling Studies, 15(2), 239-255. doi:10.1080/14459795.2015.1029960

Book Chapters

Grace, M., Gill, P. R., & Coventry, L. (2016). Case Management, Research Evidence and Homelessness Services. In E. Moore (Ed.), Case Management Inclusive Community Practice (pp. 479-498). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, USA.

Teaching responsibilities

Foundations of Social Science Research (ASX1003) (unit convenor)

Advanced Research Methods (APP3021) (unit convenor)

Research Methods (APP3035)

Foundations of Psychological Research (APP1016).

Postgraduate research students

2 PhD (associate supervisor: 1 current, 1 completed)

10 Masters by coursework (2 current, 9 completed)

22 Honours (2 current, 24 completed).

Areas of expertise

  • Mens health and wellbeing
  • Problem gambling
  • Identity development
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods

Contact details

+61 3 9919 5641