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Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Queensland

Ms Brown has a special interest in the applied psychological field of how posttraumatic distress affects physical recovery following trauma. Following her undergraduate Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) degree, she has worked at RECOVER Injury Research Centre on a variety of topics, including adult road traffic crashes (UQ SuPPORT Study), neonatal intensive care, and paediatric traumatic brain injury. Ms Brown is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy degree at The University of Queensland in affiliation with the Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research. Her thesis topic is to investigate the impact of parent distress on child pain and distress during paediatric medical procedures, and longer term recovery, following a young child’s accidental burn injury. With this research, she aims to develop a resource to provide parents with psychosocial support, as well as teach optimal parenting behaviours to assist with children coping during painful medical procedures. She has published journal articles and is experienced in presenting her research to a variety of audiences.


  • –present
    Ph.D. Scholar and Research Assistant, The University of Queensland