Divna Haslam is a Senior Research Fellow and Project Manager, of the Australian Child Maltreatment Study (ACMS) Faculties of Law and Health, Queensland University of Technology. She has a PhD in clinical Psychology and more than 10 years working as an academic at the University of Queensland in the field of parenting.
Divna is particularly interested in conducting applied research with direct practice and policy impact in the area of child and family well-being. The overarching theme of her research is how to best support children and families and improve life course outcomes via the targeted reduction of known risk factors and enhancing protective factors. She has conducted extensive work developing and evaluating evidence-based behavioural family interventions (primarily with the world’s leading parenting intervention the Triple P Positive Parenting Program) as well as examined parenting across a range different contexts (e.g., working parents, parents of chronically ill children and parents across different cultures).
She is frequently called on by the media for comment on parenting issues and was appointed by DFAT as an expert advisor in the area of parenting to assist the Indonesian government develop a parenting directorate.