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Elizabeth Westrupp

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Deakin University

Dr Liz Westrupp is a Senior Lecturer at Deakin University and a registered clinical psychologist. Her research focusses on (a) understanding how families and wider social environments influence children’s development and mental health outcomes, and (b) intervening effectively to improve children’s health and development in the long-term.

She has expertise in clinical and population-level longitudinal research, and randomised control trials of community based parenting interventions. Dr Westrupp currently leads the Child and Parent Emotion Study (CAPES), a two-year longitudinal study looking at how emotions affect parenting and children’s socio-emotional wellbeing. See for more information. She also leads the COVID-19 Pandemic Adjustment Survey, a longitudinal study of more than 2,000 Australian parents examining the impacts of the pandemic (see

Dr Westrupp co-leads the Intervention and Translation Sciences Theme of the Deakin Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED).


  • 2017–present
    Senior Lecturer, Deakin University
  • 2014–2017
    Research Fellow, La Trobe University
  • 2011–2014
    Research Fellow, Parenting Research Centre
  • 2008–2011
    Research Officer, Murdoch Children's Research Institute