Section: Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Men's health
  • Problem gambling
  • Homelessness

Not available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Peter Gill

Dr Peter Gill is a lecturer in Psychology at Victoria University, and a member of the Institute for Health and Sport.

Peter's main research interest is in promoting men's health through understanding male emotionality and men's social relationships. His work also deals with issues of homelessness and addiction, in particular problem gambling. 

Peter has an internationally recognised publication track record in the areas of male friendship and identity, homelessness and problem gambling.

Peter is active within his local Victorian and Western Melbourne areas, and has worked with multiple community parnters in recent times to improve men's housing and social connectedness.

Peter's work in the homelessness sector has involved longitudinal mixed methods program evaluations. He is equally adept at quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. 

Recently, Peter's research on male friendships has received media attention and has appeared in major newspapers and radio.


  • Bch Psych (Hnrs) Victoria University, Australia, 2004
  • PhD Victoria University, Australia, 2009

Key publications

Year Citation
2018 Gill, P., Ooi, D., & Chiodo, L. (180101). Hope to Home Evaluation Report : a research project evaluating the effectiveness of a new model for improving the lives of young people affected by homelessness. Melbourne, Victoria: Victoria University.

doi: 10.26196/5b5fbbb2c1300

Year Citation
2019 Costa, I., Gill, P. R., Morda, R., & Ali, L. (191201). More than a diet : A qualitative investigation of young vegan Women's relationship to food. Appetite, 143

doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2019.104418

2019 Blackley, L. S., Morda, R., & Gill, P. R. (191001). Stressors and rewards experienced by men in nursing: A qualitative study. Nursing Forum, 54(4), (690-697).

doi: 10.1111/nuf.12397

2019 Bendjo, S., Karnilowicz, W., & Gill, P. R. (190901). You cannot forgive and you cannot forget : The Serbian refugee settlement experience in Australia. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 29(5), (371-384).

doi: 10.1002/casp.2406

2019 Ooi, D., & Gill, P. (190501). Evaluation of the 'hope to home' model for transitioning young people into private rental accommodation in Melton and Whittlesea. Parity, 32(2), (36-37).
2019 Ooi, D., & Gill, P. (190501). Experiences of young parents in the 'hope to home' project in the outer growth corridors of Melbourne. Parity, 32(2), (40-41).
2019 Sandford, G. T., & Gill, P. R. (190102). Martial arts masters identify the essential components of training. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 24(1), (31-42).

doi: 10.1080/17408989.2018.1530749

2018 Tran, J., Teese, R., & Gill, P. R. (181102). UPPS-P facets of impulsivity and alcohol use patterns in college and noncollege emerging adults. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 44(6), (695-704).

doi: 10.1080/00952990.2018.1503280

2018 Demetriou, A., Jago, A., Gill, P. R., Mesagno, C., & Ali, L. (180101). Forced retirement transition: A narrative case study of an elite Australian Rules football player. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology,

doi: 10.1080/1612197X.2018.1519839

2017 McDiarmid, E., Gill, P. R., McLachlan, A., & Ali, L. (171001). "That whole macho male persona thing": The role of insults in young australian male friendships. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 18(4), (352-360).

doi: 10.1037/men0000065

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Evaluation of the Hope Street Hope to Home Pilot Initiative
From: Hope Street Grant
Investigators: Prof Marty Grace, Dr Daniel Ooi
For period: 2016-2018
Not disclosed


Many thanks to the following organisations for their support and essential contributions to my research:

  • Hope Street Youth and Family Services Ltd

Supervision of research students at VU

Not available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 Masters by Research Principal supervisor
2 PhD Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
Masters by Research (1) Principal supervisor
PhD (2) Principal supervisor


Details of this Researcher's career are currently unavailable.