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DR Danielle Newton


  • Forensic psychology
  • Health service delivery
  • Intellectual disability
  • Mental health
  • Primary health care
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Women's health



  • Danielle Newton is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. She is a Health Psychologist with expertise in qualitative methods.

    Danielle has over 13 years experience as an academic researcher at the University of Melbourne, Deakin University, and Monash University. She is primarily interested in how biological, environmental, psychological, and sociocultural factors shape and influence health, illness, and health care delivery. Her specific research interests are primary health care service delivery (particularly issues pertaining to the health workforce), sexual and reproductive health, and the health and health care experiences of people with a disability.

    Danielle has been involved in a broad range of projects including those funded by government grants and contracts as well as ARC and NHMRC-funded competitive research grants. In addition, she also undertakes independent consultancy roles for Government, University and community-based organisations.

    Danielle is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and has an endorsed health specialisation as recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia.   


Member of

  • Psychology Board of Australia. Health Psychologist 2011 -
  • Australian Psychological Society. Associate Member 2008 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • MPsych (Health), Monash University 2010
  • PhD, Deakin University 2006
  • PGDipPsych, Monash University 2003
  • BA, Monash University 2002



Available for supervision

  • Y