Dr Erinn Hawkins
Dr Hawkins is an early career researcher from Griffith University, who recently transitioned to an academic role after a robust career as a clinical psychologist in healthcare.
Dr Hawkins co-created the Tracking Cube, a culturally-sensitive, tiered, assessment and support tool that integrates with, and extends, a preventative primary health check for First Nations Peoples. Dr Hawkins led training and implementation of all Tracking Cube projects and continues to provide clinical oversight of its use in this community.
A/Prof Dianne Shanley
Assoc Prof Shanley established and co-leads the Changing Health Systems (CHESS) research group within the Menzies Health Institute of Queensland (MHIQ) at Griffith University.
Over the past 10 years, Assoc Prof Shanley has held key leadership roles in health services, including Director of Griffith University’s Allied Health and Psychology Clinics. She has led three multi-site, multi-million dollar research projects integrating primary health care with specialist systems, using community-driven solutions for health system challenges.
Her vision is to use co-design to redesign healthcare systems, ensuring community voices are heard and healthcare journeys are experienced with safety and dignity. Her research improves the way health services are delivered, making access to help easier and quicker.
Assoc Prof Shanley has received over $22m in research funding to date.
Dr Wei Liu
Dr Liu has more than 10 years’ experience working in the research sectors in Australia, Hong Kong and Mainland China. She has expertise in strategic planning, organisational development and research commercialisation. Wei joined the team in February 2018 and has managed three multi-million dollar projects—the Yapatjarrathati Project, which integrates primary and specialist healthcare using community-driven solutions.
Dr Liu has a PhD in Tourism and Hospitality Management from Griffith University.
Dr Codi White
Senior Research Assistant
Dr Emma Harbeck
Senior Research Assistant
Dr Gabrielle Paton
Ms Caroline Gaderer, Research Assistant
Dr Katelyn Dyason, Research Assistant
Ms Jodie Watney, Research Assistant
Dr Gal Brown, Research Assistant
Our PhD students
Project topic: The digital Rapid Neurodevelopmental Assessment Australia: A validation and diagnostic power study.
Project topic: Giving primary healthcare professionals the tools to better screen, manage and support Australian First Peoples children: A focus on cultural connectedness.
Project topic: The missing link: Inhibitory control as a risk factor of disruptive behaviour and exploring the research-practice gap.
Project topic: Theorising the relationships between neonatal intensive care environments and maternal subjectivity.
Project topic: Structured Flexibility: Evaluating a knowledge translation strategy to enhance psychologists’ use of evidence-based practice.
Project topic: The development and evaluation of a mindfulness and resilience-based program for parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Masters and Honours students