The cost of bullying in childhood and adolescence in Australia

Dr Rosana Pacella is conducting a comprehensive estimation of the burden of disease attributable to bullying, the costs of bullying to the Australian economy together with an economic evaluation of interventions to reduce bullying, in order to assist policy makers in determining allocation of resources to address this important issue. Bullying in childhood and adolescence is common in Australia and has serious health, social and economic consequences.

This project brings together researchers with expertise in burden of disease analysis, health economics, epidemiology, and child and adolescent psychiatry. It will benefit public policy and decision-making, and will provide important data needed to promote investment in strategies to address bullying in Australia.

Chief Investigators