Centre for Child and Adolescent Related Disorders

Research

Further Information

The Centre's overall aim is to provide a local, national and international focus for multi-disciplinary research in childhood and adolescent disorders.

Specifically the Centre's aims include:

  • Promoting inter-departmental, cross-departmental and cross-agency research.
  • Developing internship programs.
  • Strengthening existing links with the teaching, psychology and health professions.

The Centre has expanded its research interests as the range of disorders for which children are being referred has broadened.

This is evidenced by:

  • Children and adolescents with a range of disorders (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome, learning disabilities and delinquency).
  • The volume of publications in high-impact journals reflecting the centre's work with a more diverse range of child and adolescent disorders.
  • Our international visitors program attracting leading scholars with expertise in a range of child and adolescent disorders.

International research excellence in educational psychology and special education

We make a strong contribution to the Faculty of Education and UWA’s research reputation.

In 2003, an international benchmarking exercise under the UK Universities Research Assessment Exercise, independent assessors categorised the Faculty of Education in the top band, and as being similar to the departments of education in the universities, such as Oxford and Cambridge.

The assessors highlighted our international research excellence in educational psychology and special education.

Our specific aims align with UWA ‘Achieving International Excellence’.

 

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