Lecturer and Placement Supervisor

BSci (Psy), PgDipPsy, PGDE, MEdPsy, MAPS

Stanley Cheng is an educational and developmental psychologist and an AHPRA Board approved supervisor, with experience working in the public school system, non-government organization, and private practice settings. He is also a committee member of the Melbourne Australian Psychological Society Branch. Stanley is highly passionate about developing the skills of emerging psychologists. He worked as a placement supervisor at Deakin University and held an honorary fellow position at the University of Melbourne, training provisional psychologists undertaking postgraduate professional psychology degrees. His special interests are in supporting young people with a range of learning and developmental difficulties, enhancing mental well-being, and unleashing their potential.


  • Psycho-educational and developmental assessment
  • Counselling young people with diverse presentations
  • Supporting individuals with schooling difficulties and/or behaviours of concern
  • Inclusive education: differentiating teaching and learning
  • Mental health promotion in educational settings

Research Interests

  • Educational, cognitive, and developmental psychology
  • Inclusive education, learning performance and motivation
  • Children and youth mental well-being

Recent Publications 

  • Cheng, S (2011) The relation among time orientation, self-concept, and academic achievement. Paper session presented at the Third National Conference of the APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists, The Australian Psychological Society Ltd., Melbourne, Australia.