Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing Research Clinic
Our new research clinic morphed from The Centre for Child and Adolescent Related Disorders to more appropriately reflect changes in our conceptualisation of, and approaches to, the study of child and adolescent mental health and developmental psychopathology. The group includes world-renowned academics, psychologists, psychiatrists, allied health professionals and educators, who bring a unique multidisciplinary focus to local, national and international issues, which translates to real-world contexts. Our strong collaborative partnerships with Western Australian government departments and schools puts us in a strong position to continue as the leader in addressing the complex issues experienced by young people.
- Online for a healthy mind: promoting mental health the Health(y)way
- Neurodevelopmental disorders and loneliness: school predictors and outcomes
- Loneliness in adolescents as a component of developmental risk for vulnerability to suicidal behaviours
- Supporting the ongoing wellbeing and resilience of Australia's first responders following the 2019/20 bushfires
- Stephen Houghton, David Lawrence, Simon C. Hunter, Corinne Zadow, Michael Kyron, Roger Paterson, Annemaree Carroll, Richard Christie and Mark Brandtman, Loneliness Accounts for the Association Between Diagnosed Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and Symptoms of Depression Among Adolescents, Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioural Assessment 42 (2020), pp. 237-247.
- Linda K. Kaye, Amy Orben, David A. Ellis, Simon C. Hunter, and Stephen Houghton, The Conceptual and Methodological Mayhem of “Screen Time”, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17(10), 2020.
- Stephen Houghton, Simon C. Hunter, Michael Rosenberg, Lisa Wood, Corinne Zadow, Karen Martin and Trevor Shilton, Virtually impossible: Limiting Australian children and adolescents daily screen based media use, BMC Public Health (15), 2015.
Members of other UWA Schools currently collaborating in research with members of the research clinic (listed above) and other colleagues via external grant funding include: Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow Colin MacLeod; Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) Professor Andrew Page; Dr Ben Grafton (Psychology); Dr Michael Kyron; and Associate Professor Michael Rosenberg (School of Human Sciences).
Dr David Lawrence
Dr David Lawrence is a mental health researcher within the Graduate School of Education. He holds research interests in child and adolescent mental health and the mental health of police and emergency services personnel.Read more
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.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