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Dr Deirdre Gartland

Dr Deirdre Gartland

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Role Team Leader / Senior Research Fellow
Research area Population health

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Dr Gartland was awarded her Professional Doctorate of Health Psychology, Swinburne University of Technology in 2009, after completing a BSc (Psych) at the University of Melbourne. Her doctoral research was at the forefront of international efforts to measure resilience in adolescents. Dr Gartland is a postdoctoral research fellow at Intergenerational Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. She co-leads the Strengthening Families research program. Her research is focused on intimate partner violence and maternal and child health and wellbeing. She has co-designed one of the first multidimensional child resilience measures for use with children aged 5-12 years. She has a particular focus on social adversity and building the evidence needed to better support vulnerable families, including families experiencing violence. She is currently focusing on Aboriginal and refugee-background communities, and families who have experienced violence to to better understand child resilience.
Dr Gartland was awarded her Professional Doctorate of Health Psychology, Swinburne University of Technology in 2009, after completing a BSc (Psych) at the University of Melbourne. Her doctoral research was at the forefront of international efforts to...
Dr Gartland was awarded her Professional Doctorate of Health Psychology, Swinburne University of Technology in 2009, after completing a BSc (Psych) at the University of Melbourne. Her doctoral research was at the forefront of international efforts to measure resilience in adolescents. Dr Gartland is a postdoctoral research fellow at Intergenerational Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. She co-leads the Strengthening Families research program. Her research is focused on intimate partner violence and maternal and child health and wellbeing. She has co-designed one of the first multidimensional child resilience measures for use with children aged 5-12 years. She has a particular focus on social adversity and building the evidence needed to better support vulnerable families, including families experiencing violence. She is currently focusing on Aboriginal and refugee-background communities, and families who have experienced violence to to better understand child resilience.

Top Publications

  • Gartland, D. Children’s’ mental and physical health in the context of family violence in early life and middle childhood in a large population cohort. 2022
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  • Gartland, D. Family violence and mothers' and childrens' health. 2022
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  • Gartland, D, Riggs, E, Giallo, R, Glover, K, Stowe, M, Mongta, S, Weetra, D, Brown, SJ, Herman, H, Hegarty, K, et al. Development and validation of a multidimensional, culturally and socially inclusive Child Resilience Questionnaire (parent/caregiver report) to measure factors that support resilience: a community-based participatory research and psychometric testing study in Australia. BMJ Open 12(6) : e061129 2022
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  • Gartland, D, Hegarty, K, Papadopoullos, S, Brown, S. Patterns of health service utilisation of mothers experiencing mental health problems and intimate partner violence: Ten-year follow-up of an Australian prospective mother and child cohort. PLOS ONE 17(6) : e0269626 2022
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  • FitzPatrick, KM, Brown, S, Hegarty, K, Mensah, F, Gartland, D. Visualising Patterns in Women's Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence in the First 10 years of Motherhood.. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 8862605221104518 2022
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