Leanne is a PhD Candidate in psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Her focus is on conflict following separation and its impact on child adjustment and well-being. She has worked and volunteered in legal and child related fields and remains committed to research that ensures children (and families) are supported following separation. Leanne has great interest in parent-child relationships, what causes conflict following separation.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate, University of the Sunshine Coast

Education

  • 2015 
    University of the Sunshine Coast, Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours)
  • 2014 
    University of the Sunshine Coast, Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • 1999 
    Southern Cross University, Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies)

Publications

  • 2019
    Addressing Family Violence Post Separation - Mothers and Fathers' Experiences from Australia, Journal of Child Custody
  • 2019
    Separated Parents Adaptive Responses and States within Intractable Parental Disputes, Journal of Divorce and Remarriage
  • 2019
    If Love is Blind, then Hate Cannot see - Hate within Enduring Parenting Disputes, Journal of Child Custody
  • 2015
    Mastery or Misery: Conflict Between Separated Parents a Psychological Burden for Children, Journal of Divorce and Remarriage