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Awards and Recognitions


Agnes Sumargi

The following awards have been granted to Parenting and Family Support Centre staff and students.

2014

  • Dr Felicity Brown was awarded the Endeavour Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship for 2015. She plans to take up a postdoctoral position at the Harvard School of Public Health working on a refugee project. More....
  • Agnes Sumargi was awarded her doctorate for her thesis titled “Promoting Parenting Practices and Child Behaviour with an Evidence-Based Program: A Survey and Triple P-Positive Parenting Program Trials with Indonesian Parents”.
  • Karyn Healy was awarded her doctorate for her thesis titled “Intervening with families of children bullied by peers at school”.

Karyn Healy - Triple P Early Career Research Award.

2013

  • The Triple P Online Community program was awarded the Australian Institute for Training and Development’s Learning Innovation award. More....
  • James Kirby was awarded a commendation (Category 4 UQ Student) for the Vice-Chancellor’s Internationalisation Awards for his PhD research on the development and evaluation of a Triple P Positive Parenting Program for grandparents caring for their grandchildren. More....
  • Professor Matt Sanders has been identified as one of UQ's Top 5 Inventors and Top 5 Innovators in recognition for his achievements and contribution to UQ.
  • The Triple P Online Community program was awarded the 2013 Queensland iAward (education category). The award recognises a collaboration between the Parenting and Family Support Centre, California State University Northridge, Triple P International and Liquid Interactive Digital Creative Agency. The new program adds social networking, gamification, mobile technology and online facilitation to the Triple P Online 8-module program developed by Dr Karen Turner and Professor Matt Sanders.
  • Julie Hodges was awarded her doctorate for her thesis titled "Implementation and evaluation of connXionz for boarding school staff".
  • Carmen Spry was awarded her doctorate for her thesis titled "Effects of a parenting intervention to promote a successful transition to parenthood: The Baby Triple P Project".
  • Cassie Tellegen was awarded her doctorate for her thesis entitled "Parenting children with developmental disabilities: Evaluation of a Stepping Stones Triple-P Positive Parenting Program".
  • James Kirby was awarded his doctorate for his thesis titled "The development and evaluation of a Triple-P Positive Parenting Program for grandparents".
  • Karyn Healy was awarded the Triple P Early Career Research Award at HFCC 2013.
  • Dr Cassandra Dittman was awarded a UQ Early Career Researcher Award for her project titled "Assessing the impact of fly-in/fly-out and drive-in/drive-out work practices on children and families."

2012 UQ Trailblazer Competition.

2012

  • Grandparent Triple P developed by James Kirby and Professor Matthew Sanders has been selected as a finalist in the 2012 UQ Trailblazer Competition.
  • Kaitlin Hinchliffe received a UQ University medal in recognition of outstanding academic performance in programs leading to the award of bachelor degrees with first class honours. Her honours project was on Triple P and Hassle Free Mealtimes.

2010


Prof. Matt Sanders 2007 Queenslander of the Year.
  • Professor Matt Sanders presented the Bennett Lecture in Prevention Science (Prevention Research Centre for the Promotion of Human Development, Penn State University Park).
  • Professor Matt Sanders presented the Kurt Aaron Orator at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
  • Professor Matt Sanders presented with 30-year Membership Australian Psychological Society (APS).

2009

  • Dr Vanessa Cobham awarded a Faculty Innovation in Research Excellence Award.
  • Professor Matt Sanders awarded the 2009 Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association.

2008

  • Dr Vanessa Cobham presented a Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.
  • Dr Divna Haslam presented the Triple P Early Career Research Award by Triple P International.

2007

  • Professor Matt Sanders received the President's Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology from the Australian Psychological Society.
  • Professor Matt Sanders named Queenslander of the Year.
  • Professor Matt Sanders nominated as Honorary President of Canadian Psychological Association.
  • Professor Matt Sanders received the Trailblazer Award from the Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (Parenting and Families Special Interest Group).

2006

  • Ms Felicity West awarded the Triple P Student Research Award by Triple P International.

2005

  • Dr Alina Morawska awarded the Australian Psychological Society's Excellent PhD Thesis in Psychology Award.
  • Dr Karen Turner received the University of Queensland's Social and Behavioural Sciences Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and its Dissemination to the Community.

2004

  • Professor Matt Sanders received the International Collaborative Prevention Research Award from the Society for Prevention Research.
  • Dr Karen Turner received the Dean's Commendation for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Thesis 2003 awarded by The University of Queensland.

2003

  • Professor Matt Sanders appointed Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology.

2001

  • Dr Karen Turner awarded the Dr Helen Row - Zonta International Memorial Prize 2000 by the Senate of The University of Queensland.

1997

  • Professor Matt Sanders received a Distinguished Career Award from the Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
  • Parenting and Family Support Centre awarded the National Violence Prevention Award, Overall First Prize, Australian Heads of Government.

1995

  • Parenting and Family Support Centre awarded the National Violence Prevention Award, Second Place, Australian Heads of Government.