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Current research projects are organised in the following broad areas:



1) Impacts of HIV/AIDS on South African children and adolescents


With colleagues at the University of Oxford, three ongoing projects in South Africa are examining i) psychosocial outcomes for children and adolescents living in HIV/AIDS-affected families, ii) predictors of adherence to anti-retroviral mediaction in HIV+ adolescents, and iii) prevention of child abuse and maltreatment in the the context of HIV/AIDS (click here for more details).



2) Reading and language difficulties and child and adolescent mental health


With colleagues at Macquarie University, Curtin University, and the Dyslexia SPELD Foundation (Perth), this research aims to identify risk and resilience promoting factors associated with mental health outcomes in children and adolescents with reading and language difficulties (click here for more details).



3) Impacts of paediatric Acquired Brain Injury on speech and language, quality of life, mental health, and school/community participation

I am collaborating with Curtin speech pathologists and staff at Princess Margaret Hospital to investigate the impacts of paediatric brain injury on speech and language and associated relationships with quality of life, mental health, and school/community participation (click here for more details).



4) Emotion, emotion regulation, and emotional vulnerability


In collaboration with colleagues at Curtin University and the University of Western Australia, these projects are examining a number of questions related to basic emotional responses, regulation of these emotional responses, and emotional vulnerability (click here for more details).



5) Evaluation of the United Way WA and CLAN-Midland Community Programs


With colleagues at Curtin University, United Way WA, and Community Link and Network (CLAN-Midland), this project is evaluating the community programs implemented by United Way WA and CLAN-Midland in Perth (click here for more details).



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