News & Media
April 12, 2025
Dr Fran Doyle's team published a new paper on the case for legal reform regarding physical punishment. Media included an article in The University of Melbourne's The Pursuit, Today 9 Now, and The Australian.
Dr Fran Doyle's paper about evidence-based parenting supports was cited in a recent Conversation article entitled 'The workforce in the child protection system needs urgent reform'. This article was syndicated by Newsbreak, Foreign Affairs New Zealand, Global Advisors, Latestly, and Yahoo! News.
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Dr Fran Doyle supports the ‘End Physical Punishment of Australian Children’ campaign. The campaign ‘End Physical Punishment of Australian Children’ (EPPAC) is made up of child advocates, academics and not for profits under the auspices of the Parenting and Family Research Alliance (PAFRA) that is advocating for children to have the same rights to protection from violence as adults.
Dr Fran Doyle speaks on the 'Feed Play Love' podcast with Shevonne Hunt about helping children to manage phobias
The Daily Telegraph reported on academic coaching classes for toddlers. Dr Frances Doyle is quoted saying parents should try to give their children as many opportunities to play instead. This article was syndicated by Herald Sun and 4 other outlets.
Dr Fran Doyle's paper about evidence-based parenting supports was cited in a recent Conversation article. This article was syndicated by ForeignAffairs.co.nz , LatestLy, and SydneySun.
Media article quoting Dr Fran Doyle released in The Catholic Weekly entitled 'Parents need more support around mental health'
The Prevention Collaborative announced on Twitter that they have added my recent paper on evidence-based parenting support to their Knowledge Hub. Visit it here.
Dr Fran Doyle and Professor Darryl Higgins were recently quoted in a media release from Australian Catholic University about their work on promoting the benefits of evidence-based parenting supports. Read the media release here.
Media article released on PsyPost entitled 'Elevated depression might explain why people with social anxiety have less satisfying romantic relationships'
Media article released on PolicyForum.net entitled 'Parents need more support, for the sake of all families'
The Institute of Child Protection Studies at ACU recently posted on LinkedIn about my first-author paper that highlights the benefits for evidence-based parenting supports. Read the posts here and here. Read the paper here.
Our newest article discusses the benefits of evidence-based parenting supports for children, parents, and communities. We believe that policy makers need to provide parents with better access to parenting supports. Read it. See our summary.
We looked at 255 infants’ arousal during a structured mother-infant interaction task. Read it.
The Ingham Institute's 2021 Early Career Researcher Award was awarded to Dr Frances Doyle. Watch it.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in childhood. In this study (n = 86), we aimed to prevent the development of anxiety disorders for children at risk using an early intervention program that was adapted from The Cool Little Kids program. Read it.
Parramatta City Library invited Dr Frances Doyle, Dr Ruth Brookman, and Dr Sandra Garrido from the MARCS Institute to present a webinar on Supporting Wellbeing and Mental Health Across the Lifespan. Watch it.
Some children and adults look at angry and scared faces more than faces showing positive emotions. We wanted to know if infants do the same thing. But, our group of 151 infants didn't! Read it.