Researcher biography

Carys Chainey is a mixed methods researcher who holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Queensland. 

She is completing a PhD with the PFSC and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course.  Her substantive area of interest is the impact of adverse childhood experiences and parenting across the life course and across generations. She is an accredited facilitator of the Triple P Positive Parenting Program, and a student member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Carys has expertise in the design and implementation of quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods research, and in conducting rigorous statistical analyses.  She has contributed her knowledge and skills to a wide range of projects, including state and federal government evaluations; empirical studies with diverse samples such as Indigenous Australians, government data users and childcare service providers; and institutional administrative analyses. She has supported the ISSR Research Development Office with project development, proposal preparation, and science communication.