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Associate Professor Kerryann Walsh

Faculty of Education,
Early Childhood

Personal

Name
Associate Professor Kerryann Walsh
Position(s)
Associate Professor
Faculty of Education,
Early Childhood
Discipline *
Specialist Studies in Education, Law, Public Health and Health Services
Phone
+61 7 3138 3174
Fax
+61 7 3138 3989
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Educational Studies (Honours) (University of Queensland), Diploma of Teaching (Darling Downs Inst. of Adv. Ed.)

Professional memberships
and associations

International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth Australian Association for Research in Education Early Childhood Australia Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland

Keywords

child abuse and neglect, child maltreatment, child protection, child safety, child sexual abuse, mandatory reporting, primary prevention, safe schools, teachers

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Kerryann Walsh is an Associate Professor in the School of Early Childhood, Faculty of Education. Kerryann serves as Co-Director of the $5.3M Australian government-funded Excellence in Research in Early Years Education (EREYE) Collaborative Research Network (CRN) involving QUT, Charles Sturt University, and Monash University. She leads the Children’s Rights and Welfare program in QUT’s Children and Youth Research Centre. Kerryann is a pre-eminent Australian scholar in the interdisciplinary field of child maltreatment prevention and has researched and published in the areas of child protection policy, school-based child sexual abuse prevention programs, professionals’ reporting of child abuse and neglect, and training interventions for mandatory reporters. In recognition of outstanding research quality and productivity Kerryann was awarded a QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence (2015) and a QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellowship (2010-2012). She has a strong record of effectively translating the results of her academic research into practical change to benefit communities.

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Teaching

Dr Kerryann Walsh teaches in the areas of child protection, family studies, research ethics and research methods.  She is also an accredited supervisor for Honours, Masters and Doctoral studies.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Kerryann Walsh.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2013
Details
Appointed Network Co-Director of the Federally-funded Excellence in Research in Early Years Education: Collaborative Research Network (involving QUT, Charles Sturt University, and Monash University) (Funding = $5.3M over 3 years, 2012-2104).
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2012
Details
Appointed co-leader of the Children's Rights and Welfare program within the newly-formed Children and Youth Research Centre.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
Research awards: 2013 QUT Office of Education Research, Reserach Performance Award; 2011 QUT Centre for Learning Innovation Research Performance Award; 2009 QUT Centre for Learning Innovation Research and Scholarship Impact Award; 2008 QUT Centre for Learning Innovation Research Excellence Award; and 2008 QUT Centre for Learning Innovation Research Fellowship Award
Type
Editor/Contributor of a Prestigious Work of Reference
Reference year
2012
Details
Invited to the review team for a Cochrane Review: School-based education programs for the prevention of child sexual abuse (IF 5.9).
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2010
Details
Invited to deliver the QCT Annual Lecture on the topic of Child Protection (with Assoc Prof Ben Mathews, QUT Faculty of Law). The lecture was filmed and made available to every Queensland school, and is available online via the QCT YouTube channel.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Empowering and protecting children by enhancing knowledge, skills and well-being: A randomised trial of Learn to BE SAFE with EmmyTM
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP130100304
Start year
2013
Keywords
Child Abuse, Child Well-being, Interpersonal Safety
Title
Developing a national interdisciplinary educational framework for professionals working with children in the early years
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
ID14-3938
Start year
2014
Keywords
Title
Making Prevention Matter: Establishing Characteristics of Effective Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP1093717
Start year
2010
Keywords
Child sexual abuse, Health Promotion, Health Education, Child health, Child Abuse Prevention, Program Development
Title
Teachers' Reporting Child Sexual Abuse: Towards Evidence-based Reform of Law, Policy and Practice
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0664847
Start year
2006
Keywords
Mandatory reporting laws, Child sexual abuse, Conforming with law, Teachers and schools, Detection and reporting, Negligence.

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