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Dr Lisa Mundy
Dr Lisa Mundy is the Project Manager of the Childhood to AdolescenceTransition Study (CATS).This is a unique longitudinal study of over 1200 children in the middle years of school. CATS is based in metropolitan Melbourne, Victoria and began in 2012 with an aim of improving our understanding of child health and emotional development in late childhood.
Dr Mundy has a PhD in Developmental Psychology. She has worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Adolescent Health within the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute since 2011.
- Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Travel award, 2015
Dr Lisa Mundy is a research fellow based at the Centre for Adolescent Health within the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Following completion of her PhD in the UK, she worked on a large study of child development, which aimed to investigate the development of aggression through pregnancy, infancy and the early childhood years. She is currently project manager of the Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study (CATS), which is a longitudinal study following a cohort of over 1200 children as they approach adolescence. The project aims to improve our understanding of the many influences on the health and emotional adjustment of children as they approach the teens.
Dr Mundy is a developmental psychologist with a particular interest in biological influences on emotional and cognitive development. She has expertise in a range of data collection methods. Additionally, she has skills in longitudinal data collection, and participant follow up and tracing. She also has experience in developing strategies for participant and community engagement, and translating research outcomes into service delivery improvements.
Delany, F. M., Byrne, M. L., Whittle, S., Simmons, J. G., Olsson, C., Mundy, L. K., Patton, G. C., & Allen, N. B. (2016). Depression, immune function, and early adrenarche in children. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 63, 228-234.
Murray, C. R., Simmons, J. G., Allen, N. B., Byrne, M. L., Mundy, L. K., Seal, M. L., Patton, G. C., Olsson, C. A., & Whittle, S. (2016). Associations between dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) levels, pituitary volume, and social anxiety in children. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 64, 31-39.
Mundy, L. K., Romaniuk, H., Canterford, L., Hearps, S., Viner, R. M., Bayer, J. K., Simmons, J. G., Carlin, J. B., Allen, N. B., & Patton, G. C. (2015). Adrenarche and the emotional and behavioral problems of late childhood. Journal of Adolescent Health, 57(6), 608-616.
Klauser, P., Whittle, S., Simmons, J. G., Byrne, M. L., Mundy, L. K., Patton, G. C., Fornito, A., & Allen, N. B. (2015). Reduced frontal white matter volume in children with early onset of adrenarche. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 52, 111-118.
Whittle, S., Simmons, J. G., Byrne, M. L., Strikwerda-Brown, C., Kerestes, R., Seal, M. L., Olsson, C. A., Dudgeon, P., Mundy, L. K., & Patton, G. C. (2015). Associations between early adrenarche, affective brain function and mental health in children. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, nsv014.
Simmons, J. G., Badcock, P. B., Whittle, S. L., Byrne, M. L., Mundy, L., Patton, G. C., Olsson, C. A., & Allen, N. B. (2015). The lifetime experience of traumatic events is associated with hair cortisol concentrations in community-based children. Psychoneuroendocrinology.
Simmons, J. G., Whittle, S. L., Patton, G. C., Dudgeon, P., Olsson, C., Byrne, M. L., Mundy, L. K., Seal, M. L., & Allen, N. B. (2014). Study protocol: imaging brain development in the childhood to adolescence transition study (iCATS). BMC Pediatrics, 14(1), 115.
Mundy, L., Simmons, J., Allen, N. B., Viner, R., Bayer, J. K., Olds, T. S., Williams, J., Olsson, C., Romaniuk, H., Mensah, F., Sawyer, S., Degenhardt, L., Alati, R., Wake, M., Jacka, F. N., & Patton, G. C. (2013). Study protocol: the Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study (CATS). BMC Pediatrics, 13, 160.
Waters, C. S., van Goozen, S., Phillips, R., Swift, N., Hurst, S. L., Mundy, L., Jones, R., Jones, I., Goodyer, I., & Hay, D. F. (2013). Infants at familial risk for depression show a distinct pattern of cortisol response to experimental challenge. Journal of Affective Disorders, 150(3), 955-960.
Hay, D. F., Mundy, L., Roberts, S., Carta, R., Waters, C. S., Perra, O., Jones, R., Jones, I., Goodyer, I., Harold, G., Thapar, A., & van Goozen, S. (2011). Known risk factors for violence predict 12-month-old infants' aggressiveness with peers. Psychological Science, 22(9), 1205-1211.
- Australian Rotary Health
- Invergowrie Foundation
- National Health and Medical Research Council