Research and community partnerships

A substantial amount of national and international collaboration occurs between the Parenting and Family Support Centre at The University of Queensland and other research centres around the world. This research network provides diverse perspectives in the research and increases the global impact of the PFSC’s work.

One example is a collaboration between researchers from the PFSC and the Harvard Center on the Developing Child which included a scientific think tank in 2018 and a series of scholarly papers on the promotion of self-regulation that was published as a special issue of Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review in 2019. This collaboration integrated self-regulation concepts as applied to child development, evidence-based parenting support, training of professional and agency based implementation of evidence-based programs in the community.

The PFSC established the Parenting and Family Research Alliance (PAFRA), a multidisciplinary group of researchers from universities and centres nationally with the goal of increasing the reach of quality parenting support in Australia and internationally. Membership of PAFRA is held by Australian university and research centres, represented by researchers working in fields pertaining to parenting, family and EBPS.

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.