Conjoint Associate Professor Michael Tarren-Sweeney

Conjoint Associate Professor

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

Overview

The inner world and subjective distress of children who have been harmed and emotionally deprived is mysterious and largely unknown. My journey towards understanding the minds of such children, as well as the causes of their psychic impairment, began in 1989, when I started to work as a child and family psychologist in child protection and alternate care. Aside from realising that working with such children was a great privilege, I was struck by the absence of empirical knowledge about their mental health and well-being of the lack of conceptual frameworks, of various phenomenological mysteries, and a reliance on non-standardised and subjective measurement tools. Few people in the world had researched these issues for maltreated children, and even fewer had looked in any detail at the problems of children in care. Over time I resolved to devote my lifes work to pursuing such research questions, and to develop more specific measurement tools, in the hope that this might lead to better prevention, identification and treatment of the psychological problems manifested by such children. I was also motivated by a strong intellectual curiosity. With this in mind I completed graduate training in psychiatric epidemiology, established a Psychologists Research group in the NSW Department of Community Services, and embarked on the Children in Care study.

Both the Children in Care study and the development of the Assessment Checklist for Children (see descriptions below) represent groundbreaking research in this specialised field. The findings from these studies are contributing to re-conceptualisation of the development and psychiatric problems of children in care. For example, patterns of aberrant eating behaviour have been identified for the first time in this population, leading to the proposal of a syndrome (termed Food Maintenance Syndrome). Some of the findings and theoretical formulations that have come from this research are published or submitted for publication (see publication list), while further research questions are to be addressed in a follow-up study (commencing later this year). With over half of the several hundred thousand children residing in long-term alternate care in the developed world estimated to have some form of psychiatric disturbance, my research program has major public health significance.

Research interests

  • Developmental psychopathology, with special interest in the epidemiology, phenomenology and determinants of psychopathology among maltreated children, and children in alternate care
  • Social policy for high-risk children (especially regarding primary prevention of psychopathology)
  • Measurement and screening of mental health problems and attachment difficulties among children in care
  • Attachment disorders, and the spectrum of attachment difficulties
  • Significance of loss and disrupted attachments among maltreated children entering care
  • Mental health of inter-country adoptees
  • Mental health of indigenous children
  • The mental health and wellbeing of children in rural and remote communities
  • Teaching health equity
  • Remote problem-based learning

Research skills / experience

  • Large-scale epidemiological research
  • Test development, psychometrics, mental health screening
  • Phenomenological investigations and enquiry
  • Qualitative methods
  • Data analysis (STATA) and database management
  • Meta-analysis and clinical reviews



Teaching Expertise

University of Canterbury

2006 - Engaged to teach in the Master of Education (Child and Family Psychology) and Post-Grad Diploma in Child and Family Psychology. Lecturing in the practicum and internship years.

Practicum Year: Professional Development in C+F Psychology

C+F Psychology Practicum

Internship Year: Advanced Academic Development

Advanced Professional Practice

Structuring and Examining Professional Practice

2006 - 2007 Supervision of 5 Masters research theses and dissertations

University of Newcastle

1996 - 2005 MEDI6190 Psychiatric Epidemiology

Postgraduate 1 semester course. Initially internal, later distance learning

Elective for postgraduate programs in Population Health (Clinical epidemiology, Health Social Science, etc), Drug and Alcohol Studies, Nursing and Psychology.

2004 - 2005 MEDI6290 Psychological Solutions

Postgraduate, 1 semester course by distance learning. Elective for postgraduate programs in Population Health (Clinical epidemiology, Health Social Science, etc), Drug and Alcohol Studies, Nursing and Psychology

2003 - 2006 MEDI3014 Health Equity Selective

Year 3, Bachelor of Medicine. Offered four times a year. Innovative approach to medical education, replacing the traditional clinical health elective. Students focus on social disadvantage, access to care, and health inequity. Consists of a common week of teaching and an eight-week health equity field placement in one of eight streams: Aged and Community Care; Indigenous health (mostly in remote Aboriginal communities); Global Health (in developing countries); Rural Health (with rural physicians); Mental Health; Child Health; Prison Health; and Drug and Alcohol health.

2001 - 2006 Coordination and delivery of all Psychiatry training in Year 3 of the medical degree

2001 - 2005 Supervision of mental health clinical reviews by Year 3 medical students (NUGGETS)

2005 Problem-Based Learning Tutor for Year 2 medical students



Administrative Expertise

University of Newcastle

2004 - 2005 Member of the Medical School Executive

2003 - 2006 Director of Health Equity training, responsible for academic supervision of six academic stream coordinators within the Health Equity Selective

2003 - 2006 Member of the Bachelor of Medicine Program Committee

University of Canterbury

2006 - present Acting Programme Director, Postgraduate Child and Family Psychology programme

2007 - present Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies, School of Educational Studies and Human Development

2006 - present Chair of the Postgraduate Examination Committee, School of Educational Studies and Human Development

2006 - present Privacy officer, School of Educational Studies and Human Development

2007 - present Standing Faculty representative on the Academic Appeals Committee

Course co-ordination

University of Newcastle

1996 - 2006 MEDI6190 Psychiatric Epidemiology (Postgraduate)

2004 - 2006 MEDI6290 Psychological Solutions (Postgraduate)

2003 - 2006 MEDI3014 Health Equity Selective (Year 3, Bachelor of Medicine)

2001 - 2006 Coordination and delivery of all Psychiatry training in Year 3 of the medical degree

University of Canterbury

2006 - present EDUC623 Professional development in Child and Family Psychology (Practicum year)

EDUC624 Child and Family Psychology practicum (Practicum year)

EDUC501 Advanced academic development (Internship year)

EDUC502 Advanced professional practice in Child and Family Psychology (Internship year)

EDUC503 Structuring and examining professional practice (Internship year)

2007 EDUC616 Applied Developmental and Paediatric Psychology (Foundation year - co-coordinator)

Research management

1997 - ongoing Chief investigator of the Children in Care Study. (Recruited and supervised three research staff)

1999 - 2000 Project manager of the Disruptive Behaviour Study (Recruited and supervised seven research staff)


Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of New England
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(Psychology), Macquarie University

Keywords

  • Attachment disorders
  • Development of multidisciplinary mental health learning modules
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Ecological analysis and complex formulations
  • Foster care
  • Health Equity Training in Medicine
  • Kinship care
  • Problem-based learning for trainee Psychologists
  • Professional training in Child and Family Psychology
  • Psychiatric Epidemiology
  • Social care policy

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111499Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classified20
169999Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified30
170199Psychology not elsewhere classified50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/07/2014 - 14/09/2014Thesis ExaminerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia
29/10/2005 - 6/02/2006LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2010 - Editorial Board - Clinical Child Psychology and PsychiatryClinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Australia
1/05/2009 - 1/05/2010Visiting Research FellowUniversity of Bristol
Policy Studies
United Kingdom
1/04/2009 - 1/12/2009British Academy Visiting FellowThe Britiah Academy
United Kingdom
1/01/2009 - Senior Lecturer (Above the Bar) in Child and Family PsychologyUniversity of Canterbury
New Zealand
1/04/2008 - Deputy Director of Health SciencesUniversity of Canterbury
Health Sciences Centre
New Zealand
1/01/2008 - Deputy Director of Health SciencesUniversity of Canterbury
New Zealand
1/02/2006 - Conjoint Senior Lecturer in PsychiatryUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/02/2006 - Senior Lecturer In Child and Family PsychologyUniversity of Canterbury
New Zealand
1/01/2006 - Conjoint Senior Lecturer in PsychiatryUniversity of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2001 - 1/02/2006Lecturer in Psychiatry and EpidemiologyUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/01/1999 - Membership - Australian Psychological SocietyAustralian Psychological Society
Australia
1/01/1999 - 1/01/2000Research PsychologistHunter Area Health Service

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Trustee - Cholmondeley Children's Home, ChristchurchCholmondeley Children's Home, Christchurch
New Zealand
Member of the Research Advisory CommitteeLife Without Barriers Fostering Service
Australia
Member - Australian Psychological SocietyAustralian Psychological Society
Australia

Professional appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/1999 - Consulting Child and Family PsychologistSelf Employed
Australia

Invitations

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2005Tarren-Sweeney, M. Out-of-Home Care & Outcomes for Children & What works best? Seminar presentation for the NSW Department of Community Services, Sydney June 30, 2005
2004Tarren-Sweeney, M. Assessment of Children in Care. Invited presentation at Clinical and Psychometric Assessment in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practice conference
Organisation: Sydney University
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011France K, Tarren-Sweeney MJ, 'Preparing psychologists to work within the Family Court', Psychology and the Law in Aotearoa New Zealand, The New Zealand Psychological Society, Wellington, NZ 95-108 (2011) [B2]
2007France K, Annan J, Tarren-Sweeney MJ, Butler H, 'Beyond educational and clinical psychology: working with children, families and the agencies that care for them', Professional Practice of Psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand, The New Zealand Psychological Society Inc., Wellington, NZ 467-485 (2007) [B2]

Journal article (28 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Tarren-Sweeney M, 'An Investigation of Complex Attachment- and Trauma-Related Symptomatology Among Children in Foster and Kinship Care', Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 44 727-741 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s10578-013-0366-xAuthor URL
2013Tarren-Sweeney M, 'Setting the bar higher: What information do we need to establish the effectiveness of mental health interventions for children with complex attachment- and trauma-related difficulties?', Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 18 3-6 (2013) [C3]
DOI10.1177/1359104512467406Author URL
2013Tarren-Sweeney M, 'The Brief Assessment Checklists (BAC-C, BAC-A): Mental health screening measures for school-aged children and adolescents in foster, kinship, residential and adoptive care', Children & Youth Services Review, 35 771-779 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.01.025Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3
2013Tarren-Sweeney M, 'The Assessment Checklist for Adolescents - ACA: A scale for measuring the mental health of young people in foster, kinship, residential and adoptive care', Children & Youth Services Review, 35 384-393 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.12.005Author URL
2011Murray L, Tarren-Sweeney MJ, France K, 'Foster carer perceptions of support and training in the context of high burden of care', Child and Family Social Work, 16 149-158 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2206.2010.00722.x
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 8
2010Liberty KA, Pattermore P, Reid J, Tarren-Sweeney MJ, 'Beginning school with asthma independently predicts low achievement in a prospective cohort of children', Chest, 138 1349-1355 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1378/chest.10-0543
CitationsScopus - 11
2010Tarren-Sweeney MJ, 'Concordance of mental health impairment and service utilization among children in care', Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 15 481-495 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1359104510376130
CitationsScopus - 7
2010Tarren-Sweeney MJ, Vetere A, 'Special Issue Editors: Mental health services for children in care, and those adopted from care', Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 15 (2010) [C2]
2010Tarren-Sweeney MJ, 'It's time to re-think mental health services for children in care, and those adopted from care', Clinical Child Psychology Psychiatry, 15 613-626 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1359104510377702
CitationsScopus - 6
2010Tarren-Sweeney MJ, 'An exploratory investigation of abnormal pain response among preadolescent children in foster care', Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 15 65-79 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1359104509338433
2008Tarren-Sweeney MJ, 'Predictors of problematic sexual behavior among children with complex maltreatment histories', Child Maltreatment, 13 182-198 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1077559508316043
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 15
2008Tarren-Sweeney MJ, 'Retrospective and concurrent predictors of the mental health of children in care', Children and Youth Services Review, 30 1-25 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.childyouth.2007.05.014
CitationsScopus - 45Web of Science - 32
2008Tarren-Sweeney MJ, 'The mental health of children in out-of-home care', Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 21 345-349 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1097/yco.0b013e32830321fa
CitationsScopus - 39Web of Science - 25
2007Tarren-Sweeney M, 'Review of the lives of foster carers', Public Restrictions Child and Family Social Work, 12 (2007) [C3]
2007Tarren-Sweeney MJ, 'The Assessment Checklist for Children - ACC: A behavioral rating scale for children in foster, kinship and residential care', Children and Youth Services Review, 29 672-691 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.childyouth.2007.01.008
2006Tarren-Sweeney MJ, 'Patterns of Aberrant Eating Among Pre-adolescent Children in Foster Care', Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 34 621-632 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s10802-006-9045-8
2006Tarren-Sweeney MJ, 'Promoting the emotional well-being of children and adolescents and preventing their mental ill health: A handbook (book review)', Children and Youth Services Review, 28 587-589 (2006) [C3]
2006Tarren-Sweeney MJ, Hazell P, 'Mental health of children in foster and kinship care in New South Wales, Australia', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 42 89-97 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1754.2006.00804.x
2005Tarren-Sweeney MJ, Hazell P, 'The mental health and socialization of siblings in care', Children and Youth Services Review, 27 821-843 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.childyouth.2004.12.014
CitationsWeb of Science - 20
2004Tarren-Sweeney MJ, Hazell P, Carr VJ, 'Are foster parents reliable informants of children's behaviour problems?', Child: Care, Health and Development, 30 167-175 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2214.2003.00407.x
CitationsScopus - 28Web of Science - 25
2004Tarren-Sweeney MJ, Carr VJ, 'Principles for development of multi-disciplinary, mental health learning modules for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education', Education Health, 17 204-212 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1080/13576280410001711021
2003Tarren-Sweeney MJ, 'Parental Substance Misuse and Child Welfare [book review]', Drug and Alcohol Review, 22 478 (2003) [C3]
2003Tarren-Sweeney MJ, Hazell P, Callan K, Vimpani GV, Keatinge DR, 'Parent-nominated priorities for delivery of educational services to children with disruptive behavior', Journal of International Special Needs Education, 6 21-27 (2003) [C2]
2002Tarren-Sweeney M, Hazell P, Vimpani G, Keatinge DR, Callan K, 'The service needs of families caring for preschool-aged children with disruptive behaviours', The Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 27, No 1 39-45 (2002) [C1]
2002Hazell P, Tarren-Sweeney MJ, Vimpani GV, Keatinge D, Callan K, 'Children with disruptive behaviours I: Service utilization', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 38 27-31 (2002) [C1]
2002Hazell P, Tarren-Sweeney MJ, Vimpani GV, Keatinge D, Callan K, 'Children with disruptive behaviours II: Clinical and community service needs', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 38 32-40 (2002) [C1]
2002Tarren-Sweeney MJ, 'Drugs and Your Teenager: a practical guide for Australian parents [book review]', Drug and Alcohol Review, 21 308 (2002) [C3]
2000Keatinge DR, Tarren-Sweeney MJ, Vimpani GV, Hazell P, Callan K, 'Identifying service needs of children with disruptive behavior problems using a Nominal Group Technique', Nursing and Health sciences, 2 179-189 (2000) [C1]
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Conference (12 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Tarren-Sweeney MJ, 'Assessment of complex and severe mental health difficulties among children adopted from care, with particular reference to the Assessment Checklist for Children', 3rd International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR3), Leiden, The Netherlands (2010) [E3]
2010Tarren-Sweeney MJ, 'The psychosocial effects of impermanent, non-institutional care - A conceptual framework for future research', 3rd International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR3). Posters, Leiden, The Netherlands (2010) [E3]
2010Tarren-Sweeney MJ, 'It's time to re-think mental health services for children in care, and those adopted from care', Australian Child Welfare Association (ACWA) Conference. Programme, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
DOI10.1177/1359104510377702
2009Tarren-Sweeney MJ, 'Attachment and trauma-related psychopathology among children in alternate care', Child2009: Programme, Queenstown, NZ (2009) [E3]
2009Tarren-Sweeney M, 'Attachment- and trauma-related psychopathology among children in alternate care' (2009) [E3]
2009France K, Butler H, Tarren-Sweeney M, 'Family Matters: Are we there yet guys? Conflict, process, resolution (?) in training New Zealand Psychologists to work with families', Presentation to the Annual Conference of the New Zealand Psychological Society, Palmerston North, New Zealand (2009) [E3]
2008Tarren-Sweeney MJ, 'Could sexual behaviour problems be manifestations of disordered or disorganizes attachment among maltreated pre-adolescent children', Annual Conference of the New Zealand Psychological Society Programme & Abstracts, Christchurch, NZ (2008) [E3]
2005Kelly BJ, Stain HJ, Carr V, Beard J, Fragar L, Lyle D, et al., 'Living in a rural community: Determinants and consequences of mental health and wellbeing', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Sydney, NSW (2005) [E3]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1614.2005.01674_39_s1.x
Co-authorsBrian Kelly, Helen Stain, Terry Lewin
2004Tarren-Sweeney MJ, Hazell P, 'The development and factor structure of the Assessment Checklist for Children (ACC): A rating scale of psychiatric problems specific to children in foster care', Book of Abstracts of the 16th World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP), Berlin, Germany (2004) [E3]
2003Tarren-Sweeney MJ, Hazell P, 'Development of the assessment checklist for children (ACC): A psychiatric rating scale for children in care', ASPR Conference 2003: Origins of Psychopathology: Programme and Abstracts, Christchurch, NZ (2003) [E3]
2003Tarren-Sweeney MJ, Hazell P, 'The mental health of children in long-term foster and kinship care in NSW (The Children in Care Study)', ASPR Conference 2003: Origins of Psychopathology: Programme and Abstracts, Christchurch, NZ (2003) [E3]
2003Tarren-Sweeney MJ, Carr VJ, 'Principles for development of multi-disciplinary mental health learning modules for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education', Towards Equity in Education, Training and Health Care Delivery, Newcastle, NSW (2003) [E3]
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Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
1997Tarren-Sweeney MJ, Hazell P, Carr V, Tadele G, 'Report of the pilot stage of the Children in Care Study: Technical report to the NSW Department of Community Services', University of Newcastle (1997) [R1]

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Tarren-Sweeney M, The Children in Care Study: an epidemiological study of the mental health of children in foster and kinship care, and associated risk factors, (2005) [T3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants9
Total funding$777,971

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20101 grants / $2,000

International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR3), University of Leiden, The Netherlands, 11 - 15 July 2010$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Michael Tarren-Sweeney
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000432
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20091 grants / $9,600

The Children in Care Study - Stage 4$9,600

Funding body: NSW Department of Community Services

Funding bodyNSW Department of Community Services
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Michael Tarren-Sweeney
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189925
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20072 grants / $727,750

Living in a rural community: Determinants and consequences of mental health and wellbeing$717,750

Funding body: National Health & Medical Research Council

Funding bodyNational Health & Medical Research Council
Project Team
Schemeunknown
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Criterion-referenced validation of the Assessment Checklist for Children (ACC): Ability to differentiate 5-11 year-old children in long-term foster care from same-aged children at large$10,000

Funding body: University of Canterbury

Funding bodyUniversity of Canterbury
Project Team
SchemeUniversity research grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

20042 grants / $2,400

The 16th World Congress of the Int Assoc for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Allied Professions (IACAPAP), 22-26 August 2004, Germany$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Michael Tarren-Sweeney
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184486
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Rural community database for mental health research $0

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeUniversity of Newcastle Research Infrastructure Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20031 grants / $310

The Network:Towards Unity fir Health International Conference 'Towards Equity in Education, Service and Health Care Delivery.' Newcastle 11-15 October 2003$310

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Michael Tarren-Sweeney
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183318
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20001 grants / $27,911

The Children in Care Study$27,911

Funding body: NSW Department of Community Services

Funding bodyNSW Department of Community Services
Project TeamConjoint Associate Professor Michael Tarren-Sweeney
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0178693
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

19961 grants / $8,000

A prospective study of mental health outcomes and associated risk factors, for children in foster care.$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Professor Vaughan Carr, Conjoint Professor Philip Hazell, Conjoint Associate Professor Michael Tarren-Sweeney
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0175674
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2008Analysis of qualitative responses to a national survey of parents of children with Downs Syndrome
Psychology, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2008Development of an emotion knowledge intervention for treatment of disruptive behaviour among pre-school aged children.
Psychology, Unknown
Co-Supervisor
2008Foster and kinship (whanau) caregiver perceptions of contact between children in care and their birth parents
Psychology, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2007The prevalence of anti-social behaviour among children in Canterbury-region primary schools
Education Studies, Unknown
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2008
Psychology, Unknown
Co-Supervisor
2008
Psychology, University of Canterbury
Co-Supervisor
2008Functional asthma severity and impulsive behaviour in 6 and 7 year old children
Psychology, Unknown
Co-Supervisor
2008Therapeutic and support service provision for children with dual intellectual disability and emotional and/or behavioural difficulties in Christchurch, New Zealand
Psychology, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2008Families' experiences of short-term residential respite care for children.
Psychology, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2007Perceived training and service needs of foster parents in Christchurch
Psychology, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2007Relationships between children's anxiety symptoms and asthma symptoms
Psychology, Unknown
Co-Supervisor
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Conjoint Associate Professor Michael Tarren-Sweeney

Position

Conjoint Associate Professor
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Emailmichael.tarrensweeney@newcastle.edu.au
Phone+64 3 3642 418

Office

BuildingUniversity of Canterbury
LocationOther

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