Stephanie Taplin

Associate Professor, Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University

Stephanie Taplin is Associate Professor in the Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS) at the Australian Catholic University. She has undertaken research with vulnerable populations such as juvenile detainees, criminally-involved individuals, families involved with the child protection system, and illicit-drug using mothers. She has a particular interest in the prevention of substance use and mental health problems, and her focus, over recent years, on child protection developed from this interest.

Stephanie’s current research is: (i) decision-making about children’s participation in research (the MESSI study; funded by ARC); (ii) an RCT of a contact intervention for children in OOHC and their parents (the kContact study; funded by ARC, NSW Family and Community Services and partners); and (iii) examining the extent, nature and impacts of prenatal reporting and removal of newborns (the SIB study; funded by ARC).

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor, Associate Director, Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University