News & Events
Supporting Families and Children in the Context of Inter-Parental Conflict
March 17, 2010
This symposium focused on the impact of inter-parental conflict on children’s psychological development, reviewing scientific evidence highlighting the effects of conflict between parents on children and presenting evidence from intervention studies that aim to reduce negative effects of couple conflict on children.
Professor Gordon Harold (University of Otago) presented evidence from research studies highlighting the impact of inter-parental conflict on children’s psychological development.
Professors Carolyn and Philip Cowan (University of California, Berkeley) presented evidence from longitudinal research studies highlighting the efficacy of couple focussed interventions and the benefits for children.
Dr Leslie Leve (Oregon Social Learning Center) presented evidence from intervention studies focusing on the efficacy of parenting support programmes in the context of high-risk family settings.
Podcasts of these presentations are available on iTunes.
Nature, Nuture and You
July 19, 2010
This event, jointly hosted by Genetics Otago and the Centre for Research on Children and Families, focused on molecular genetic, behavioural genetic and epidemiological studies in the area of human development with applications to intervention in the areas of child, adolescent and adult mental health.
The symposium featured a distinguished line-up of both national and international researchers in the fields of psychiatric and behavioural genetics, longitudinal, environmental, and intervention studies, including Anita Thapar, a specialist in Genetic Epidemiology who is currently Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cardiff University in Wales, and her colleague Michael O’Donovan, Professor of Psychiatric Genetics. The following University of Otago researchers also gave presentations: Professor Gordon Harold, Associate Professor Tony Merriman, Professor Martin Kennedy and Professor Richie Poulton.