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Personal profile

Research Biography

I live and work on the lands of the Kaurna people, and I acknowledge their sovereignty as First Nations people. I am a professor in psychology and my mixed-methods research focuses primarily on gender, family, and wellbeing. Specifically, I have examined public attitudes to family diversity, trans parents, fertility preservation, heterosexual first time parents, surrogacy, foster care, animal companionship, domestic violence, 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)


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Research Areas

  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Women's and gender studies

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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