Developmental Psychiatry Research

Group Leaders: Associate Professor David Dosseter and Dr Michelle Wong

The Developmental Psychiatry Research group is focused on furthering the understanding of children with developmental disability and mental health problems, and enhancing children's resilience to developing psychopathology in later life.

Current research studies include:

  • Emotion-Based Social Skills Training (EBSST) in schools for children with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
  • Stepping Stones Triple P Project: reducing challenging behaviours and improving parental mental health
  • Training and Curriculum Project: evaluating training to clinicians in mental health in intellectual disability
  • Effectiveness of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in the treatment of children with Autism
  • Loneliness, friendships and depression in high functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
  • Modified EBSST for children with moderate and severe intellectual disability