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School of Health Sciences
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Educational and Developmental Psychology
My research interests include social cognitive processing in preschool-age children and the relationship with relational and physical aggression/bullying. From a Social Learning perspective, I also conduct research on teacher, parent, and child normative beliefs about different aggressive behaviours and how these directly/indirectly influence child behaviour. My current research project, 'THRIVE', is a longitudinal study examining the bidirectional relationship between parenting and child aggression/bullying. This project has been designed to respond to the urgent need to improve understanding of the risk and protective factors that contribute to Aotearoa New Zealand having the highest rate of reported childhood bullying and some of the worst child wellbeing outcomes amongst OECD nations.