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Miranda Van Hooff

Director of Research Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies, University of Adelaide

Miranda Van Hooff completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours Psychology) in 1998 and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine at The University of Adelaide in 2010 for her research examining the adult mental and physical health outcomes of childhood disaster exposure. Since 1999 she has held various academic appointments within the University of Adelaide’s Department of Psychiatry, Centre for Military and Veterans’ Health and the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies. She was the lead researcher on the Transition and Wellbeing Research Programme and the Mental Health Prevalence and Wellbeing component of the Military Health Outcomes Program of Research, two of the largest studies undertaken in Australia to examine the mental, physical and social health of current and ex-serving ADF personnel and their families. Miranda Van Hooff has authored 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, 1 book chapter and 31 commissioned reports for the Departments of Defence and Veterans Affairs. She has contributed to over 50 conference presentations both nationally and internationally. Over the course of her career, she has also conducted several large-scale longitudinal studies of childhood survivors of the 1983 Ash Wednesday Bushfires, children hospitalised for a significant burn injury, children exposed to the neurotoxic effects of lead in childhood and adults exposed to the 2006 Black Tuesday Bushfires.


  • –present
    Director of Research Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies, University of Adelaide


  • 2010 
    The University of Adelaide, PhD in Medicine