Associate Professor, Monash University

My research area is mental health. More specifically, I research the impact of parental mental illness on children and family life. My endeavours result from my belief that mental illness is a family matter and we can intervene to impede the transmission of mental illness from parents to children.

My specific research areas focus on
• Parental mental health and outcomes for children
• Developing effective support structures and interventions for vulnerable families

A secondary interest is on classroom management and developing whole school approaches to welfare and behaviour management.


  • 2014–present
    Associate Professor, Monash University


  • 2005 
    La Trobe University, PhD


  • 2012
    Children whose parents have a mental illness: prevalence, need and treatment, Medical journal of Australia vol 16, pp. 7-9

Research Areas

  • Educational Psychology (170103)
  • Health, Clinical And Counselling Psychology (170106)
  • Special Education And Disability (130312)
  • Mental Health (111714)