A/PROF Craig Olsson

A/PROF Craig Olsson


  • Developmental Psychology (Life course Epidemiology)



  • Craig Olsson is a Developmental Psychologist with expertise in lifecourse epidemiology and human genetics. He holds an Australian Research Council Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award and directs one of Australia's longest running longitudinal studies of social-emotional development, The Australian Temperament Project Generation 3 Study. He is actively involved in a number of Australasian cohort studies and is National Convenor of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) Longitudinal Studies Network. He has been based at the Melbourne Royal Children's Hospital since 1994, completed his PhD through the University of Melbourne in 2000, and currently holds appointments in lifecourse epidemiology at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (Royal Children's Hospital) and Deakin University. He is founding convener of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute LifeCourse initiative, Director of the Deakin Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development, and has an active interest in helping researchers gain a better understanding of cohort studies run on campus, population and clinical, and how they might be used to advance understanding of social-emotional development, from infancy to adulthood and into the next generation.   


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Recent Competitive Grants: 2016-2019 (CIA) ARC Discovery Project DP160103106 2015-2019 (CIA) NHMRC Project Grant APP1082406 2013-2017 (CIA) ARC Discovery Project DP130101459 2013-2017 (CIA) ARC Principal Research Fellowship (Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award DP130101459)   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2000
  • BSc (Hons), University of Melbourne 1992



Available for supervision

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