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Dr Nicky Jacobs is an Associate Professor in Psychology and Counselling in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. Nicky co-ordinates the Master of Counselling program which is delivered in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong and has published and lectured extensively on a variety of topics related to psychology and education. Areas of research and clinical speciality include: tele Mental Health; bullying, trauma, academic achievement and counselling with a focus on quantitative analyses. Nicky has extensive clinical experience. She has AHPRA endorsements in Clinical and Counselling psychology, as a supervisor (4+2; 5+1) and is a member of the APS Clinical and Counselling Colleges. Nicky also has a strong background in Education and Developmental psychology which resulted from her work as a special education teacher of socially and emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. Nicky was made a Fellow of the Monash Education Academy in 2015 and was one of three recipients of the Monash Education Academy's Teaching Accelerator Awards in 2015.

Research interests


Evaluating digital technology including Apps; Factors that impact on Childhood aggression including self-control; attitudes; self-esteem; self efficacy; and social skills. 


Digital technology and e-learning; Apps in Therapy; Impact of Social media and Smartphones; Bullying; Attitudes and expectationsl; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Critical Incident Management (debriefing, PTSD etc); Couples Therapy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Attitudes and expectations
  • Motivation
  • Locus of Control
  • Academic achievement
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Critical Incident Management (debriefing, PTSD etc)
  • Mediation and Counselling

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