I work as Associate Professor, Child Trauma and Recovery, and Associate Director at the Child Health and Wellbeing Program (School of Population and Global Health). My focus is on improving support for young people who have been exposed to traumatic events, such as family violence, car crashes, disaster, and war.
We use a variety of methods to unravel the mechanisms that underlie child and family responses to trauma. For example, with the Electronically Activated Recorder (EAR app), we audio sample parent-child communication shortly after trauma. It allows us to understand the nature of family interactions and how these relate to children’s and parents’ wellbeing.An important goal of our projects is to inform professional education and policy reform. We work with emergency professionals to understand and improve how they support children exposed to trauma. We work with child protection teams and policy makers on the topic of fatal domestic violence and its consequences for young people.One of the key influences in my current work has been the Global Young Academy (GYA). The GYA provides a rallying point for early- and mid-career scholars from around the world, bringing together people from low- and high-income settings and a range of cultures to address topics of global importance. The GYA has 200 members who serve a 5-year term. Recent GYA initiatives are the More Open Access Pledge and a mentorship program for scholars who are refugees or at-risk.
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Dysfunctional posttraumatic cognitions, posttraumatic stress and depression in children and adolescents exposed to trauma: a network analysis
Anke de Haan, Markus A Landolt, Eiko Fried, Kristian Kleinke, Eva Alisic, Richard Bryant, Karen Salmon, Sue-Huei Chen, Shu-Tsen Liu, Tim Dalgleish, Anna McKinnon, Alice Alberici, Jade Claxton, Julia Diehle, Ramon Lindauer, Carlijn de Roos, Sarah L Halligan, Rachel Hiller, Christian H Kristensen, Beatriz OM Lobo, et al.
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Can children predict psychological recovery after injury?
Eva Alisic, Shaminka N Mangelsdorf, Elizabeth J Schilpzand, Anna Barrett, Markus A Landolt, Matthias R Mehl
Journal article | 2019 | Archives of Disease in Childhood
While children's voice is core to paediatric care, their own assessment of future psychological needs is underexplored. We conduct..
Researcher engagement in policy deemed societally beneficial yet unrewarded.
Gerald G Singh, Vinicius F Farjalla, Bing Chen, Andrew E Pelling, Elvan Ceyhan, Martin Dominik, Eva Alisic, Jeremy Kerr, Noelle E Selin, Ghada Bassioni, Elena Bennett, Andrew H Kemp, Kai Ma Chan
Journal article | 2019 | Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Maintaining the continued flow of benefits from science, as well as societal support for science, requires sustained engagement be..
How Do Mothers and Fathers Interact With Their Children After An Injury? Exploring the Role of Parental Acute Stress, Optimism, and Self-Efficacy
Shaminka N Mangelsdorf, Matthias R Mehl, Jianrong Qiu, Eva Alisic
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Pediatric Psychology
OBJECTIVE: In the aftermath of a child injury, children and parents can jointly experience acute stress symptoms. Optimism and sel..
Trauma exposure in children with and without ADHD: prevalence and functional impairment in a community-based study of 6-8-year-old Australian children
Elizabeth J Schilpzand, Emma Sciberras, Eva Alisic, Daryl Efron, Philip Hazell, Brad Jongeling, Vicki Anderson, Jan M Nicholson
Journal article | 2018 | European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Knowledge and training in paediatric medical traumatic stress and trauma-informed care among emergency medical professionals in low- and middle-income countries
Claire Hoysted, Franz E Babl, Nancy Kassam-Adams, Markus A Landolt, Laura Jobson, Claire Van Der Westhuizen, Sarah Curtis, Anupam B Kharbanda, Mark D Lyttle, Niccolo Parri, Rachel Stanley, Eva Alisic
Journal article | 2018 | EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOTRAUMATOLOGY
Perceived support at work after critical incidents and its relation to psychological distress: a survey among prehospital providers
Juul Gouweloos-Trines, Mark P Tyler, Melita J Giummarra, Nancy Kassam-Adams, Markus A Landolt, Rolf J Kleber, Eva Alisic
Journal article | 2017 | Emergency Medicine Journal
Injury talk: spontaneous parent-child conversations in the aftermath of a potentially traumatic event
Eva Alisic, Shaminka Gunaratnam, Anna Barrett, Rowena Conroy, Helen Jowett, Silvia Bressan, Franz E Babl, Roderick McClure, Vicki Anderson, Matthias R Mehl
Journal article | 2017 | Evidence Based Mental Health
Perspectives of hospital emergency department staff on trauma-informed care for injured children: An Australian and New Zealand analysis
Claire Hoysted, Franz E Babl, Nancy Kassam-Adams, Markus A Landolt, Laura Jobson, Sarah Curtis, Anupam B Kharbanda, Mark D Lyttle, Niccolo Parri, Rachel Stanley, Eva Alisic
Journal article | 2017 | Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
The transition to parenthood following a history of childhood maltreatment: a review of the literature on prospective and new parents' experiences
Hope Christie, Anat Talmon, Sarah Katharina Schaefer, Anke de Haan, Maria Louison Vang, Katharina Haag, Ohad Gilbar, Eva Alisic, Erin Brown
Journal article | 2017 | European Journal of Psychotraumatology
Child-centred disaster risk reduction: can disaster resilience programs reduce risk and increase the resilience of children and households?
Kevin R Ronan, Katharine Haynes, Avianto Amri, Briony Towers, Eva Alisic, Susan Davie, Nick Ireland, Marla Petal
Journal article | 2016 | Australian Journal of Emergency Management
Psychosocial Care for Injured Children: Worldwide Survey among Hospital Emergency Department Staff
Eva Alisic, Claire Hoysted, Nancy Kassam-Adams, Markus A Landolt, Sarah Curtis, Anupam B Kharbanda, Mark D Lyttle, Niccolo Parri, Rachel Stanley, Franz E Babl
Journal article | 2016 | The Journal of Pediatrics
Is traumatic stress research global? A bibliometric analysis
Kinga E Fodor, Johanna Unterhitzenberger, Chia-Ying Chou, Dzenana Kartal, Sarah Leistner, Maja Milosavljevic, Agnes Nocon, Laia Soler, Jenifer White, Seonyoung Yoo, Eva Alisic
Journal article | 2014 | EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOTRAUMATOLOGY
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