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Dr Fran Doyle was an expert guest presenter at Parramatta Library’s ‘Phive’. She spoke to the public about prevention and intervention for childhood mental health problems. This event was attended by about 60 adults and 30 infants.
Dr Fran Doyle was quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald's article entitled 'More kids than ever are starting kindy late. Ryan isn’t one of them'. This article was reposted by The Age, WA Today and 2 others.
November 2023 - January 2024
Dr Doyle's team (led by Professor Havighurst) published an article on why the laws on corporal punishment should be changed in Australia.
This article was recently cited in the Queensland Law Reform Commission's Review of particular criminal defences: Background Paper 1 (pages 11 and 18) and Review of particular criminal defences: Domestic discipline information sheet (Version November 2023) (pages 2 and 11).
Dr Fran Doyle was recently invited to present for the Parenting and Family Research Alliance’s national seminar series on ‘How parent-blame may be a potential barrier for various stakeholders to readily support evidence-based parenting supports’. Fran presented live to over 60 researchers, clinicians, service providers, and policymakers. The recording of the webinar is available on the PAFRA website.
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.
2022 - onwards
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's paper about evidence-based parenting supports was cited in a recent Conversation article. This article was syndicated by Newsbreak, Foreign Affairs New Zealand, Global Advisors, Latestly, and Yahoo! News.
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.
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.