Rosa Flaherty, PhD Scholar

Rosa Flaherty

Title: Pre-birth statutory child protection concerns: the characteristics of women and experiences of women and service providers
"Doing my thesis through the Centre was an excellent choice because it is an engine room of enthusiastic child-focused, family-centred researchers who bring a diverse range of industry experience to their thinking. These attributes are invaluable to me, during my exploration of the support offered to at-risk pregnant women and their unborn babies, as this is a sensitive and complex topic to research."


Victoria Parsons, Research Assistant & PhD Scholar

Victoria ParsonsWorking Title: The general public's knowledge and beliefs about child sexual abuse
“Undertaking my PhD at the ACCP has been a great start to a lifetime career of making the world safer for children by preventing sexual abuse. At the ACCP, I have gained a strong grounding in child sexual abuse theory and empirical evidence, qualitative methodologies, and theory of psychometric instrument creation and validation. I have also had the opportunity to work on other related projects that have given me an understanding of intervention evaluation and I have access to the collective knowledge of a wide range of supportive staff, including my supervisory panel.”


Sarah Seekamp, PhD Scholar

Sarah Seekamp

Title: The use of child focused practice indicators to enhance interprofessional practice for children (birth - 3 years) in Early Childhood Education and Care settings who have experienced abuse and neglect

“Completing my thesis with the ACCP will help me to pursue my ambition to enhance interprofessional practice for children from birth to 3 years who have experienced maltreatment, prioritising the child’s developmental needs as a common practice goal across professionals and families.  As part of achieving this goal I also hope that my PhD equips me to strengthen interprofessional education within the UniSA as it relates to supporting young children who have experienced maltreatment."

Sarah Lipu, PhD Scholar

Title: Transforming Child Protection Interventions for High Risk and Maltreating Families