RESEARCH TEAM

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR JACQUELINE WILLIAMS

Lead Investigator

Associate Professor Jacqueline Williams is the lead investigator for this project and has been researching DCD for 20 years. She is passionate about improving the lives of individuals and families affected by DCD and also sits on the board of DCD Australia Inc.

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PROFESSOR ALEXANDRA PARKER

Associate Investigator

Professor Alexandra Parker is a professor, researcher, and a clinical psychologist specialising in youth mental health. She is the Executive Director of the Institute for Health and Sport at Victoria University.

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PROFESSOR JOHN CAIRNEY

Associate Investigator

Professor John Cairney has a background in psychiatry and is a leading researcher in the field of DCD and physical activity. He is Head of the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland.

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DR. MICHAELA PASCOE

Associate Investigator

Dr. Michael Pascoe is a Senior Research Fellow at Victoria University who researches stress, mental health, mindfulness and physical activity.

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DR. PETER BALDWIN

Associate Investigator

Dr. Peter Baldwin is a clinical psychologist and researcher at the Black Dog Institute focusing on the use of technology to deliver mental health care to people who urgently need more support.

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DR. VINCENT MANCINI

Associate Investigator

Dr. Vincent Mancini is a registered psychologist and lecturer at the Curtin University School of Population Health and works closely with the Early Neurodevelopment and Mental Health Team at Telethon Kids Institute. His main areas of interest are in the area of child and adolescent mental health. Vincent’s Ph.D. research explored the link between motor skills and mental health – an area that he continues to research today.

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DR. NIKITA BHAVSAR

Project Officer

Dr. Nikita Bhavsar is our Project Officer, and the person most families will have the most interaction with. Nikita does research to promote exercise, physical activity and health in a variety of populations.

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DR. KATE WILMUT

Dr. Kate Wilmut is a Reader in the Centre for Psychological Research at Oxford Brookes University in the UK. She has been researching DCD for 20 years and chairs DCD-UK. Kate is committed to working with families affected by DCD to help promote awareness, improve understanding and provide support where possible.