I work as a Clinical Psychologist, and completed my Ph.D. in the area of parenting and family psychology. My primary passion is how we can utilise mindfulness and compassion to help create nurturing family environments.
I currently hold the following positions:
- Research Fellow at The University of Queensland
- Consultant at UQ Business School
- Clinical Psychologist at Psychology Consultants
My research is based at the Parenting and Family Support Centre (PFSC) at the University of Queensland. The PFSC is the research hub for the evidence-based parenting program the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program. As part of my Ph.D. I developed a new variant of the program for grandparents called, Grandparent Triple P. My program aims to help grandparents who provide regular child care to their grandchildren, and was found to be effective in a randomised controlled trial in Brisbane, Australia. It has since been translated into Mandarin and was found to be effective in a randomised controlled trial for grandparents in Hong Kong.
I completed my studies in psychology at the University of Queensland, where I was awarded:
- Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
- Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours (Class 1)