Researcher biography

Sabine is a Research Fellow at the Parenting and Family Support Centre. Her research focuses on the prevention and early intervention of social-emotional and behaviour problems in children through the delivery of evidence-based interventions. She is interested in making evidence–based parenting support more accessible to a broad range of families, particularly by using technology and brief, low-intensity interventions.

Sabine was awarded her PhD from the University of Queensland in 2017. Her doctoral research evaluated the efficacy of a brief online parenting intervention for parents of children with early onset conduct problems.

Her current work at the PFSC investigates ways to support parents with establishing healthy habits in early childhood.

Sabine is an accredited Triple P provider and a registered psychologist with AHPRA.


  • Diplom-Psychologin (Masters of Psychology), Westphalian Wilhelms-University Muenster, Germany, 2008
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland, 2017


Journal Articles

Haslam, D., Tee, A., & Baker, S. (2017). The use of social media as a mechanism of social support in parents. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(7), 2026-2037. doi:10.1007/s10826-017-0716-6

Baker, S., Sanders, M. R., Turner, K. M. T., & Morawska, A. (2017). A randomized controlled trial evaluating a low-intensity interactive online parenting intervention, Triple P Online Brief, with parents of children with early onset conduct problems. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 91, 78-90. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2017.01.016

Baker, S., Sanders, M. R., & Morawska, A. (2017). Who uses online parenting support? A cross-sectional survey exploring Australian parents' Internet use for parenting.  Journal of Child and Family Studies 26(3), 916-927. doi: 10.1007/s10826-016-0608-1

Baker, S. & Sanders, M. R. (2016). Predictors of program use and child and parent outcomes of a brief online parenting intervention. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. doi:10.1007/s10578-016-0706-8

 Sanders, M. R., Baker, S., & Turner, K. M. T. (2012). A randomised controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of Triple P Online with parents of children with early-onset conduct problems. Behaviour Research and Therapy 50(11), 65-684.

Joachim, S., Sanders, M. R., & Turner K. M. T. (2010). Reducing preschoolers' disruptive behavior in public with a brief parent discussion group. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 41(1), 47-60.​