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Divna Haslam

Senior Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Haslam is a registered clinical psychologist and a senior research fellow at Queensland University of Technology. Her research focuses on how to ensure all children have the safe, loving, violence-free childhoods they need to thrive. This has included extensive work with evidence-based behavioural family interventions, specific work with families in different contexts (e.g., working parents and parents across different cultures), and epidemiological work in the area of child maltreatment and other childhood adversities. She has received $1.7 million in research funding and published >60 papers peer-reviewed papers, including in leading Decile 1 journals. Evidence of national recognition comes from the fact that she has been engaged by the Australian Government to work on multiple projects (including the scoping study for the Wave Two Australian Child Maltreatment Study), is a sought-after speaker, and is frequently invited by the media to provide comment on issues related to parenting and child adversity.


  • –present
    Clinical Psychologist & Senior Research Fellow (Faculty of Law/ Health), Queensland University of Technology
  • 2009–2019
    Research Fellow & Senior Research Fellow, The University of Queensland


  • 2011 
    Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Registered Clinical Psychologist
  • 2009 
    University of Queensland, PhD Clinical Psychology

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • APS Clinical College


Honourary research role at UQ Psychology