New NHMRC Grant: A tiered approach to the diagnosis of FASD

Associate Prof Dianne Shanley, Prof Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck, Karen Moritz, Prof Sheena Reilly, Prof Robert Ware, Associate Prof Joshua Byrnes, Prof Sharyn Rundle-Thiele, Prof Amanda Wheeler and Dr. Kerryann Walsh were awarded $1,070,761 for the project ‘A Tiered Approach to the Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Remote Indigenous Primary Care Settings’, that will be … More New NHMRC Grant: A tiered approach to the diagnosis of FASD

Mindfulness and parenting

New paper just published on parents’ mindfulness and their food-related parenting behaviors in the journal Mindfulness: Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., McKay, A., & Webb, H. J. (2019). Parents’ mindfulness, and child effortful control and negative affectivity are associated with food-related parenting Mindfulness. doi:10.1007/s12671-019-01219-2 Objectives: There were two objectives of this study. The first was to determine … More Mindfulness and parenting

New article on the effectiveness of a new intervention for reducing children’s anxiety

Waters, A. M., Candy, S., Groth, T. A., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Craske, M. G., Bradley, B. P., & Mogg, K. (2019). A school-based comparison of positive search training to enhance adaptive attention regulation with a cognitive-behavioural intervention for reducing anxiety symptoms in children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. doi:10.1007/s10802-019-00551-4 Many children experience anxiety but have … More New article on the effectiveness of a new intervention for reducing children’s anxiety

A new review summarizing the effects of victimization by peers in childhood and adolescence on physical health, sleep, and body weight

Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Duffy, A., & Stuart, J. (2019). Let’s get physical: Recent research on relations of adolescent peer victimization with psychosomatic symptoms, sleep, and body weight. Invited review for Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Psychology. doi:1111/jabr.12162   In this review, our purpose was to draw from meta‐analyses and studies of peer victimization and physical health … More A new review summarizing the effects of victimization by peers in childhood and adolescence on physical health, sleep, and body weight

Relationships and aggressive behavior

What an excellent new book edited by Sarah Coyne and Jamie Ostrov on the development of relational aggression.  We so enjoyed contributing a chapter: Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Duffy, A., Ferguson, S., & Gardner, A. (2018) Relational aggression in romantic relationships. In S. M. Coyne & J. M. Ostrov (Eds.). The development of relational aggression (Chapter … More Relationships and aggressive behavior

Dr. Julia Rudolph

Congratulations to Dr. Julia Rudolph. She graduated last night, 11 Dec 2018, at the Gold Coast Griffith University ceremony!  It was such a wonderful experience working with Julia to help her achieve this success. Looking forward to future collaborations, too.