Professor Stephen Houghton
Started at UWA: 1990
Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Award for distinguished achievement in research, scholarship, and sustained career excellence, 2016
Winner of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Excellence in University Teaching Awards (Social Sciences Category), 2009
UWA Faculty of Education Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision Award, 2008
Elected Member of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 2004
UWA researchers awarded $14.75 million in Federal funding
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $14.75 million in funding for 26 projects through the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council. UWA received $9.6 million for 25 Discovery Projects, $2.9 million for eight Early Career Researcher Awards and $2.2 million for three Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities.Read more
Two-hour screen limit for kids is virtually impossible to enforce
It’s almost universally recommended that for optimal physical and mental health, children engage in 60 minutes of physical activity each day and limit the time they spend watching TV, playing computer games, and surfing the net on various devices.Read more
KooLKIDS: Empowering children to live well with themselves and others
Schools and families are increasingly recognising the importance of the social and emotional wellbeing of children and the need to educate them in a positive, strengths-based approach with regard to their skills, attitudes, behaviours and communication.
This ARC-funded project (in collaboration with UQ) developed an interactive multimedia program for childhood onset conduct problems and social and emotional regulation.Visit the KooLKIDS website
Stan Perron Charitable Foundation Research Round (child health and medical research)
- 'Reducing self-harm and suicidal behaviours in young people in Western Australia'
Co-Chief Investigators Associate Professor David Lawrence, Professor Stephen Houghton, Dr Elaine Chapman, Professor Andrew Page, Professor Michael Small, Dr Barbara Sheil, Professor Dawn Freshwater, Professor Helen Milroy, Professor Michael Sawyer, Professor Tanya Fitzgerald
National Health and Medical Research Council – MRFF scheme
- 'Supporting the ongoing wellbeing and resilience of Australia's first responders following the 2019/20 bushfires'
Associate Professor David Lawrence (Lead Investigator), Professor Stephen Houghton, Ms Wavne Rikkers, Dr Miranda Van Hooff, Professor Sharon Lawn
Mindfulness Meditation Australia
- 'A whole of school mindfulness approach in schools'
Professor Stephen Houghton, Associate Professor David Lawrence
Young Lives Matter Foundation, UWA
- 'Loneliness in adolescents as a component of developmental risk for vulnerability to suicidal behaviours'
Professor Stephen Houghton, Associate Professor David Lawrence, Professor Andrew Page, Dr Sashya Gunasekera, Professor Simon Hunter
ARC Discovery Projects
- 'Neurodevelopmental disorders and loneliness: School predictors and outcomes'
Professor Stephen Houghton, Prof John Hattie, Dr Annemaree Carroll, Dr John Wray, Simon Hunter
WA Health Promotion Foundation Healthway
- 'Intervention Research Grant – Online for a Healthy Mind: Promoting Mental Health the Health(y)way'
Professor Stephen Houghton, Professor Colin MacLeod, Associate Professor David Lawrence, Mr Benjamin Grafton, Professor Andrew Page, Associate Professor Michael Rosenberg, Dr Annemaree Carroll
Healthway, WA Heart Foundation
- ‘Screen Use and Mental Health from Ages 8–18: A sequential latent growth model.’
Co Chief investigators Associate Professor Lisa Wood UWA, Associate Professor Michael Rosenberg UWA, Assistant Professor Karen Martin UWA, Associate Professor Trevor Shilton UWA, Dr Simon Hunter, Strathclyde
Contact Professor Stephen Houghton
Professor Houghton has been supervising PhD students since 1995 on topics such as child adolescent developmental psychopathology. To enquire about PhD opportunities or to speak with him about any area of his work and research, get in touch using these details.