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Prof

Ann Sanson

Honorary
Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital
Mental Health
humans
social sciences
male
psychology
female
child
temperament
adolescent
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Prof

Ann Sanson

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Child health and well-being
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Prof

Ann Sanson

 

Ann Sanson is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Her research has principally focused on understanding the role of child, family and community characteristics in the social and emotional development and wellbeing of children, adolescents and young adults.

She is a principal investigator on the 36-year Australian Temperament Project which has followed a large community sample from infancy through early adulthood, with intergenerational follow-up of the children of the participants now underway (https://www.melbournechildrens.com/atp/). She was the initial Project Director for the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children which follows 10,000 children nationwide and is currently its Principal Scientific Advisor (http://www.growingupinaustralia.gov.au). She is also an advisor to national child longitudinal studies in Ireland, New Zealand and Norway, as well as Footprints in Time (the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children). Ann has had an ongoing engagement with the contributions of psychology to social issues. She is a founder and committee member of the Australian Psychological Society’s Psychology for Peace Interest Group and a committee member of the International Network for Peace Psychology. She has worked with the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth to facilitate cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral collaborative research and knowledge exchange between researchers, policy makers and practitioners to promote the wellbeing of Australian children and youth. The major focus of her current work is on the impact of the climate crisis on current and future generations of children, and how they can best be supported to cope with their responses to it, and to adapt to its inevitable effects on their lives. She is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development and has over 200 publications.

Projects

Displaying the 14 most recent projects by Ann Sanson.

14

Projects

Project Types


12

Research Grant


2

Research Contracts


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 183 most recent scholarly works by Ann Sanson.

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Paediatrics Royal Children'S Hospital

Member

International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Pscyhopathology

Fellow

Australian Psychological Society

Member

International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development

Member

Psychologists for Social Responsibility, USA

Member

Australasian Human Development Association

Member

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Registered Psychologist

Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

La Trobe University

Masters of Behaviorual Science (Prelim.)

La Trobe University

Bachelor of Arts

The University of Western Australia