Research and community partnerships

The Parenting and Family Support Centre at The University of Queensland has established a number of strategic research network alliances as part of the Triple P Research Network, in particular in resource-poor or violence-prone communities, and have been successful in establishing philanthropic support for this work.

Collaborations are now under way with 12 disciplines across UQ with research partnerships formed in Brazil, Chile, Panama, Costa Rica and China. A substantial amount of international collaboration is taking place between the PFSC and other research centres around the world.

This research network both enhances Triple P research by including diverse perspectives in the research and increases the global impact of the PFSC’s work.

Research partnerships

The following countries are now involved in Triple P research activities and are working either independently or collaboratively with PFSC help evaluating aspects of the Triple P system:

  • Australia (Australian Catholic University, Curtin University of Technology, Monash University, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Queensland University of Technology, The University of Newcastle, The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney, The University of Western Australia, University of Southern Queensland)
  • Belgium (University of Antwerp)
  • Canada (McGill University, Seneca College, University of Western Ontario, University of Manitoba, Alberta Research Center for Children, University of Ottawa, Douglas Hospital Research Center)
  • Chile (Potifica Universidad Catolica de Chile, Univerisdad los Andes, Universidad Santa Tomas)
  • China (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Chinese University Hong Kong, Fujian Normal University)
  • England (University of Manchester, Oxford University, Cambridge University, Imperial College London, University College London, University of Exeter, Lancaster University, University of East Anglia)
  • Germany (University of Braunschweig, University of Marburg)
  • India (Amity University, Jamia Millia Islamia, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, University of Delhi)
  • Indonesia (Bangor Agricultural University, PP LIPI, Universidad Indonesia, State Islamic University (UIN) Yogyakarta)
  • Iran (Medical University of Tehran)
  • Ireland (National University of Ireland, Galway)
  • Japan (University of Tokyo, University of Wakayama)
  • Mexico (Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León)
  • New Zealand (University of Auckland, University of Victoria, University of Canterbury)
  • Panama (Universidad Latina)
  • Scotland (Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh, Social and Public Health Sciences Unit-Medical Research Council)
  • South Africa (University of Capetown)
  • Sweden (Department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University)
  • Switzerland (University of Fribourg)
  • The Netherlands (University of Maastricht, NIZW)
  • Turkey (Uludağ University)
  • USA (University of South Carolina, Oregon Research Institute, California State University, Northridge, Seattle Children's Research Institute Center for Child Health Behavior, Duke University, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Washington University in St Louis, Harvard University, University of California, Davis, University of Georgia, University of Washington, University of Southern California)

Community organisations

A number of government departments and community organisations are involved with PFSC research activities including:

  • Access Community Services (Brisbane)
  • Alberta Government (Canada)
  • Bargumar Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation (Caboolture)
  • California Health and Human Services (USA)
  • Cape York Partnership
  • Central QLD Indigenous Development Family Support Services (Rockhampton, Woorabinda)
  • Center for Disease Control Injury Center (USA)
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China)
  • Child and Youth Mental Health Service (Brisbane)
  • Cuida Futuro Fundación (Chile)
  • Department of Corrections (Brisbane)
  • Department of Women’s Health (Sweden)
  • Douglas Hospital Research Center (Canada)
  • Goolburri Aboriginal Health Advancement (Toowoomba)
  • El Nido Foundation (Philippines)
  • Families Foundation (Netherlands)
  • True (Brisbane)
  • First Five California (USA)
  • Fundación Dehvi Wythenshawe Hospital (Costa Rica) • Ireland Health Service Executive
  • Kalwun Development Corporation (Gold Coast and Brisbane)
  • Kambu Medical Centre (Ipswich)
  • Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (Brisbane)
  • Lifeline / Childline (Namibia)
  • Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre (Fitzroy Crossing, WA)
  • Mater Hospital and Health Services (Brisbane)
  • Mayor’s Office of Penalolen (Chile)
  • Ministry of Education and Culture (Indonesia)
  • Ministry of Health and Welfare (Taiwan)
  • Ministry of Social Development (Panama)
  • Murdoch Children's Research Institute (Melbourne) • National Centre for Women's and Children's Health (Japan)
  • National Centre for Women's and Children's Health (China)
  • National Institute of Public Health (Japan)
  • National Graduate Training Review (Canberra)
  • National Research Institute for Child Health and Development, Tokyo (Japan)
  • Ngati Hine Health Trust (New Zealand)
  • Netherlands Institute for Care and Welfare (The Netherlands)
  • Parenting in Africa Network (Kenya)
  • Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (Brisbane)
  • Public Health Services (The Netherlands)
  • Queensland Adolescent and Children's Endocrinology (Brisbane)
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSCIPP)
  • Refocus (Maroochydore)
  • Remote Area Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Care (Lockhart River, Cairns)
  • Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (Brisbane)
  • Royal Children's Hospital (Brisbane)
  • Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne (Melbourne)
  • Seattle Children's Hospital (USA)
  • Secretariat of Childhood, Adolescence and Family (Panama)
  • Semerang Department of Religious Affairs (Indonesia)
  • Settlement Services International (Sydney)
  • Shanghai Children's Hospital (China)
  • The Conversation (Brisbane)
  • Townsville Aboriginal and Islanders Health Services (Townsville and Mackay)
  • Triple P Initiative, Midland Area Partnership (Ireland)
  • Western Australia Disability Services Commission (Perth)
  • World Health Organisation (USA)
  • Wythenshawe Hospital (England)

Harvard University

Latest collaborations

The Parenting and Family Support Centre is now working with Harvard University’s Centre on the Developing Child to develop a research series that explores self-regulation in children, families and communities. The PFSC shares the Center’s values of seeking to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children.