Associate Professor Vicki McKenzie

Senior Clinical Fellow

Associate Professor, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
Chair, APS College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists

Vicki McKenzie is a senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne, teaching and supervising students in the Masters of Educational Psychology. She was awarded her PhD in 2012 for research on the experience of marginalised students in alternative educational settings. Previously Vicki practised as an educational psychologist and held a senior position as Network Leader for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Vicki has been in private practice for many years, is a trained Family Therapist, and is highly experienced in working with families facing challenging issues, including the management of children’s chronic conditions. 

Vicki’s research contribution has focused on psychology practice in educational contexts, and adolescent coping and resources, including the development of a new measure of adolescent resources. She has presented this work at local and international conferences and in publications. She has delivered a range of professional training programs over many years, demonstrating a commitment to the professional education of members of the education community, which has included psychologists, teachers, teacher-aides, and other allied health professionals.

Vicki has been a member of the Australian Psychological Society for over 30 years; is a Fellow of the Society, and has contributed actively to her profession through her various roles on the national committee of the APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists (CEDP).