Professor John Toumbourou

CEO, Communities That Care

Professor Toumbourou is the Chair in Health Psychology within the School of Psychology at Deakin University. He is the Leader of Intervention Sciences in the Deakin University Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development ( He is a prominent social advocate in areas related to child and adolescent mental health promotion and the prevention of alcohol and drug problems.

Professor Toumbourou has been influential internationally and nationally in assisting the development of research and practice in the fields of prevention science and health psychology. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the not-for-profit company Communities That Care Ltd  (, established under the auspice of the Royal Children’s Hospital to assist communities deliver evidence-based prevention programs.

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