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Professor of Psychology, Australian Catholic University

Sheryl is a research-only Professor of Psychology at Australian Catholic University. Sheryl is committed to disseminating and translating research findings into practice and policy. Her main areas of research are:

- child, adolescent and young adults' social and emotional development
- prevention of bullying, cyber bullying, violence, antisocial behaviour, and substance use
- promotion of mental health
- impact of school discipline/behaviour management (including school suspension) on students and school staff
- schools and communities as contexts for prevention
- descriptive longitudinal studies
- evaluation and trials of prevention approaches.


  • 2014–2014
    Professor of Psychology, ACU