Shannon Bennetts

Research Officer, Judith Lumley Centre at La Trobe University and PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, La Trobe University

Shannon has experience in a broad range of research areas, including questionnaire and measurement development, observational data collection and data management, computer-assisted telephone interviews, study protocols and the facilitation of training and certification for in-home assessments. She has worked on a number of large research projects, including the Early Home Learning Study; a cluster randomised controlled trial evaluating a program for vulnerable Victorian families which aims to support parents to facilitate children's early language and literacy development and school readiness.

Shannon is currently a PhD candidate with The University of Melbourne, based at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Her research seeks to determine the agreement between parent-report and observational measures of child language and parent-child interactions, investigate the impact of socio-demographic factors on measurement, and explore the individual experiences of parents engaged in parent-report and observational assessments.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Officer, Judith Lumley Centre at La Trobe University and PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, La Trobe University

Education

  •  
    The University of Melbourne, PhD (current candidate)
  • 2009 
    Swinburne University of Technology, Honours (Psychology)
  • 2008 
    Swinburne University of Technology, BA (Psychology/Psychophysiology)