Institute for Positive Psychology & Education

Associate Professor Kristen R. Laurens

BSc(Hons), PhD

Associate Professor Kristin Laurens is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Psychology (Brisbane campus) and at the Institute of Positive Psychology and Education at ACU. Her primary research interests are in child and youth mental health. She conducts multi-disciplinary longitudinal research projects that use cognitive neuroscience and life-course epidemiology methods to characterise developmental pathways from childhood to diverse health, social, and educational outcomes in adolescence and young adulthood. Her research aims to identify new prevention and early intervention opportunities in childhood that promote successful development for all individuals, and she works with clinical colleagues and educational professionals to develop new prevention and intervention programs for young people.

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