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 a history in working 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 entrenched co-parental conflict and hate 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

  • 2015
    Mastery or Misery: Conflict Between Separated Parents a Psychological Burden for Children, Journal of Divorce and Remarriage
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  • leanne.francia@research.usc.edu.au
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