Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Deakin University
Dr Liz Westrupp is a Senior Lecturer at Deakin University and a registered clinical psychologist. Her research focusses on (a) understanding the biological, social and environmental factors that influence children’s development and mental health outcomes, and (b) intervening effectively to improve children’s health and development in the long-term.
She has expertise in clinical and population-level longitudinal research, and randomised control trials of parenting interventions across clinical and community settings. Dr Westrupp currently leads the Child and Parent Emotion Study (CAPES), a two-year longitudinal study looking at how emotions affect parenting and children’s socio-emotional wellbeing. See capestudy.com for more information.
Dr Westrupp is a National Convener of the Prevention Sciences Network for the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) and co-leads the Intervention Sciences Theme of the Deakin Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED).
Many parents complain of difficulties in managing clingy children whether its a baby who cries every time the parent is out of sight, a toddler who clings to their parents legs at social events, or a primary school kid...