Researcher biography

Dr Burke is a researcher and psychologist with twenty years' experience working with parents and families. Her work focuses on supporting parents and children experiencing adversity, including parenting adolescents, supporting parents of children with life-threatening child illnesses and the intergenerational effects of social disadvantage. She has extensive experience in training other professionals to better support parents and is co-author on several programs for parents. She has extensive experience in training other professionals to better support parents and is co-author on several programs for parents, including:

• The 'Take A Breath Parent Intervention' – a program for parents who have a child with a life-threatening illness

• The "ABCD Parenting Young Adolescents Program" – a group based program for parents of 10-14 year olds

• The "Parenting Support Toolkit for Alcohol and Other Drug Workers"

Dr Burke is the currently the Director of a population-based trial of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program multilevel system of evidence-based parenting support. This project will target some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable families in Australia.