Researcher biography

Carmen is a research fellow with the Parenting and Family Support Centre where she is involved with several different research projects examining the efficacy and effectiveness of the Triple P Positive Parenting Program.

Carmen completed her PhD research in Clinical Psychology at The University of Queensland in 2013. The topic of her doctoral research was "The Baby Triple P Project: Effects of a Parenting Intervention to Promote a Successful Transition to Parenthood”.  

Previously, she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with First Class Honours and was the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award in 2005.

Carmen is a senior consultant for Triple P International where she conducts training for allied health professionals in the delivery of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program and presents Triple P Seminars to parents in Australia and internationally. In addition to her Triple P work, Carmen is also a passionate clinical psychologist in private practice at New Directions Psychology, working with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples and families across a variety of clinical presentations. She works at their Jindalee clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays (view Carmen's profile at New Directions Psychology:


  • PhD (Clinical Psychology), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours Class 1), The University of Queensland