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Research Biography

I am currently an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. My Fellowship focuses on family diversity, and to date has included studies of public attitudes to family diversity, transgender parents, fertility preservation, heterosexual first time parents, surrogacy, foster care, and embryo donation for formation formation.

Research Interests

  • kinship studies
  • child protection
  • LGBTQ social science research  
  • health education
  • wellbeing in marginalised communities

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Psychology (2)
  • foster care, specialist care, residential care, child protection (1)


  • Registered

Research Areas

  • Psychology
  • Social Work

Supervisory Interests

  • Family responses to grief and loss
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Child protection
  • Family development
  • Family changes in Australia
  • Sexual health and family planning


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