Who We Are

We are a group of academic researchers with expertise in child development, child mental health, education, psychology, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research, criminology, and child protection, who have partnered with representatives from government departments in education, health, and community services to undertake the NSW Child Development Study (NSW-CDS).

Below is a map of the organisational structure of the NSW-CDS, which illustrates the wide consultation that has gone into planning the project.

We hope that the study will continue to provide important information for years to come, helping all Australian children to experience healthy development into adolescence and adulthood.




NSW Child Development Study Organisational Structure Map


NSW Child Development Study - List of People Involved


NSW- CDS Scientific Committee

UNSW Sydney
  • Professor Vaughan Carr (Lead Investigator and Chair of the NSW-CDS Scientific Committee)

Professor, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney

  • Associate Professor Melissa Green (co-Chair of the NSW-CDS Scientific Committee)

Associate Professor, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney

  • Dr Kristin Laurens

Senior Lecturer, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney

  • Associate Professor Kimberlie Dean

Associate Professor and Chair of Forensic Mental Health, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney

  • Professor Rhoshel Lenroot

Chair of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney; and Clinical Director of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Health Services

  • Dr Stacy Tzoumakis

Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney

  • Dr Larissa Rossen

 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney

  • Dr Maina Kariuki

Biostatistician, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney

  • Mr MD Fakhrul Islam

Biostatistician, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney

  • Mr Tyson Whitten

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney

  • Ms Felicity Harris

Research Assistant, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney

  • Ms Jolie Hutchinson

Research Officer, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney

University of Newcastle
  • Dr Miles Bore

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Newcastle

  • Professor Allyson Holbrook

Director of Centre for the Study of Research Training and Impact, University of Newcastle

  • Professor Max Smith

Professor in Education, School of Education, University of Newcastle

University of Western Australia
  • Dr Sally Brinkman

Co-Director of the Fraser Mustard Centre, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (Adelaide), University of Western Australia

University of Canterbury
  • Associate Professor Michael Tarren-Sweeney

Associate Professor in Child and Family Psychology; and Deputy Head of School of Health Sciences, University of Canterbury New Zealand

Western Sydney University
  • Dr Megan Williams

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Research, Western Sydney University

The University of Sydney
  • Professor Sandra Eades

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Research, Western Sydney University

Sax Institute
  • Dr Anna Williamson

Director, Centre for Informing Policy in Health with Evidence Research, Sax Institute

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
  • Dr Katherine Dix

Senior Research Fellow, Educational Research and Monitoring Division, ACER

NSW Department of Education
  • Dr Robert Stevens

Manager, Schooling Research, Department of Education

  • Dr Susan Harriman

Leader, Quality Assurance, Department of Education

NSW Ministry of Health
  • Dr Titia Sprague

Associate Director of Clinical Service Development and Quality (MH-Children and Young People), NSW Ministry of Health

NSW Department of Family and Community Services
  • Ms Marilyn Chilvers

Executive Director, Analysis and Research, NSW Department of Family and Community Services


Partner Organisations

  • NSW Ministry of Health

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

  • NSW Department of Education

http://www.dec.nsw.gov.au

  • NSW Department of Family and Community Services

http://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/

  • Principals Australia Institute

http://www.pai.edu.au/


Stakeholder Reference Groups

Schools/Teachers Stakeholder Reference Group

  • NSW Department of Education

http://www.dec.nsw.gov.au/

  • Association of Independent Schools of NSW

http://www.aisnsw.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx

  • Catholic Education Commission NSW

http://www.cecnsw.catholic.edu.au/

  • NSW Primary Principals' Association

http://nswppa.org.au/

  • NSW Teachers Federation

http://www.nswtf.org.au/

  • Independent Education Union NSW/ACT

http://www.ieu.org.au/

 

Parents/Communities Stakeholder Reference Group

  • Federation of Parents and Citizens Associations of NSW

http://www.pandc.org.au/

  • Council of Catholic School Parents

http://www.ccsp.catholic.edu.au/

  • Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association

http://www.icpa.com.au/

  • NSW Parents’ Council

http://www.parentscouncil.nsw.edu.au/

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group

  • To be established