Divna Haslam

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    Divna Haslam is a Senior Research Fellow and registered clinical psychologist at the Queensland University of Technology. She has >10 year working as an academic at the University of Queensland in the field of parenting and child behaviour.  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. She is a member of the Australian Child Maltreatment Study team which is currently conducting the first national prevalence study of child abuse and neglect in Australia.