Personal details

Dr Divna Haslam
Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Law,
Research (Law),
Research Centre (Law)
Discipline *
+61 7 3138 7124
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Identifiers and profiles

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations

Member Australian Psychological Society

Fully accredited Triple P Trainer- All variants

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Clinical Psychologist)

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


I am a clinical psychologist and family researcher based in the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Health  at Queensland University of Technology, working the area of child maltreatment. The overarching theme of my research interests is how to best support children and families. This has included extensive work with evidence-based behavioural family interventions, specific work with families in different contexts (e.g., working parents and parents across different cultures), and in research with end world impact. The evidence of my research impact is clear in multiple ways. The Workplace Triple P intervention I authored has been rolled out via the Queensland government as part of a broader dissemination and I am frequently called among by the media for parenting comment. As an academic I have published numerous papers in high quality peer reviewed journals and contributed to 3 books.  My previous positions as training consultant and curriculum development lead means have substantial experience in consulting to various governments about the implementation of evidence-based programs. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade contracted me as a specialist to provide consultant support to the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture.

Currently I am working with a team, led by Professor Ben Mathews,  on the first major prevalence study of child maltreatment in Australia.  The Australian Child Maltreatment Study (ACMS) will be surveying 10 000 Australians across a range of age groups about their childhood experiences  as well as information about their current physical and mental health. This is the first study to assess a representative population of Australians about childhood exposure to various types of maltreatment.  Our dual focus on assessing historical exposure as well as current health and associated burden of disease also makes it the most comprehensive study of its type globally.

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