Professor Houghton’s research activities focus on developmental disorders of childhood and adolescence particularly in relation to executive functions, and developmental trajectories to delinquency and the mediating effects of self-regulation. His recent research examines the construct of child psychopathy and the development of antisocial behaviour. Professor Houghton has extensive knowledge and experience of children with developmental disorders, and disruptive behaviour disorders in both practice and research, and is sought regularly as an expert by the media. Professor Houghton has developed a very productive collaboration with Dr Annemaree Carroll of the University of Queensland in which many large scale studies have been conducted and instruments developed (e.g., The Importance of Goals Scale, Carroll, Durkin, Hattie, & Houghton, 1997; The Reputation Enhancement Scale, Carroll, Houghton, Hattie, & Durkin, 1999; and The Adapted Self-Report Delinquency Scale, Carroll, Durkin, Houghton, & Hattie, 1996). Professor Houghton's research program has been successful in attracting externally competitive funding (15 grants) and producing publications in internationally peer reviewed journals.