Associate Professor Kristin Laurens

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My primary research interests are in child and youth mental health. I conduct multi-disciplinary longitudinal research projects that use cognitive neuroscience and life-course epidemiology methods to characterise developmental pathways from childhood to diverse health, social, and educational outcomes in adolescence and young adulthood. I am motivated to identify new prevention and early intervention opportunities in childhood that promote successful development for all individuals, and I work with clinical colleagues and educational professionals to develop new prevention and intervention programs for young people. I am currently supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship.

Additional information

Title
Achieving Better Mental Health for Maltreated Children: Translating Population Data into Policy
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
2018001417
Start year
2018
Keywords
child maltreatment; child development; child health; record linkage; resilience
Title
Developmental Schizotypy in the General Population: Early Risk Factors and Predictive Utility
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1800001401
Start year
2018
Keywords
Title
The Role of Social-Emotional Learning in Attaining Literacy and Numeracy
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
FT170100294
Start year
2018
Keywords
Title
Determinants of Risk and Resilience in Maltreated Children Using Multi-Agency Administrative Records: A population Record-Linkage Study
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
2019000036
Start year
2017
Keywords
Title
Identifying New Targets for Primary School Mental Health Interventions Using Population Data
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1058652
Start year
2014
Keywords
mental health promotion; child health; child development; school-based intervention; developmental outcomes; risk factors; protective factors; school health promotion; psychiatric epidemiology; record linkage
  • Positive development in middle childhood: An Australian child population cohort study
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Kate Williams
  • Identifying Clinically Significant and Biological Markers That Differentiate Putatively DistinctDevelopmental Pathways to Psychosis
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Adrian Kelly