Researcher biography

I am clinical psychologist and family researcher based in the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology, working the area of child maltreatment and hold an adjunct appointment at the Parenting and Family Support Centre at the University of Queensland. The overarching theme of my research interests is how to best support children and families. This has included extensive work with evidence-based behavioural family interventions (Triple P), specific work with families in different contexts (e.g., working parents across different cultures), and in research with end world impact. The evidence of my research impact is clear in multiple ways. The Workplace Triple P intervention I authored has been rolled out via the Queensland government as part of a broader dissemination and I am frequently called among by the media for parenting comment. In 2015 The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade contracted me as a specialist to provide consultant support to the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture to provide advice and recommendations on parenting support.

As an academic I have over >30 published peer reviewed papers and invited chapters as well as clinical resources including a number of clinical and research instruments including the Work and Family Conflict Scale and the Guilt About Parenting Scale. . My previous positions as training consultant and curriculum development lead means have substantial experience in consulting to various governments about the implementation of evidence-based parenting programs.