Paula Barrett

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Paula Barrett

Paula Barrett is a scholar and researcher in the field of child psychology. She has been published widely in the area of prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression and the promotion of resilience through the evidence-based FRIENDS programs.

She Is the Founding Director of Pathways Health and Research Centre in Brisbane[1][2] and currently holds Adjunct Professorship at Australia National University (School of Psychology),[3] University of Queensland (School of Education),[4] and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (School of Psychology). She has been recognised as being amongst the top 1 percent of publishers within the field of Psychology and Psychiatry at an international level.[5]

Nationality[edit]

Paula Barrett was born in Angola, Africa and spent a good part of her early life moving around in Mozambique, Macao and other places. In 1986 Paula's family migrated to Australia from Portugal.[6] This international background has been recognised by various bodies in Australia.[7]

Education[edit]

  • Doctor of Philosophy 1995,

University of Queensland [8]

  • Master of Clinical Psychology 1990

University of Queensland [8]

  • Licenciatura in Clinical Psychology 1986

University of Lisbon [8]

  • Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) 1983

University of Lisbon [8]

Programs[edit]

For over two decades Paula has continued to evaluate and develop the world-renowned FRIENDS programs:

She has also developed the FOCUS program for working with children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which has demonstrated efficacy for up to 7 years follow-up.[19]

Recent events[edit]

  • Paula Barrett was a Keynote Speaker at Connections Conference for the The Australian Association of Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses [20]
  • Paula Barrett was a Keynote Speaker at International Baccalaureate Asia Pacific Annual Conference 2013 (March) in Kuala Lumpur
  • Paula Barrett was a Keynote Speaker at AAIBS Conference 2012 Lifelong Learning (September) Australia [21]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Professor Paula Barrett (2005-10-02). "Professor Paula Barrett - UQ Researchers". Uq.edu.au. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  2. ^ Williams, Daniel (2004-02-23). "With Help From Friends". TIME. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  3. ^ "Professor Paula Barrett - Centre for Mental Health Research - ANU". Cmhr.anu.edu.au. 2013-08-26. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  4. ^ Professor Paula Barrett (2005-10-02). "Professor Paula Barrett - UQ Researchers". Researchers.uq.edu.au. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  5. ^ "Paula M Barrett - Google Scholar Citations". Scholar.google.com.au. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  6. ^ "Prominent Child Psychology Expert". Paula Barrett. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  7. ^ "Paula Barrett". Australia 101. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  8. ^ a b c d "University of Queensland - Staff Profile". 
  9. ^ "Pathways Health and Research Center | Fun Friends | Pathways Health and Research Center". Pathwayshrc.com.au. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  10. ^ "Fun Friends | Oranga". Jennybell.co.nz. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  11. ^ "Friends For Life (8-11 Years) | Pathways Health and Research Center". Pathwayshrc.com.au. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  12. ^ "FRIENDS for Life". kidsmatter.edu.au. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  13. ^ "FRIENDS for Life - Life Paths Charitable Trust". Lifepaths.org.nz. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  14. ^ "Friends For Life | Oranga". Jennybell.co.nz. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  15. ^ "Pathways Health and Research Center | My Friends Program | Pathways Health and Research Center". Pathwayshrc.com.au. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  16. ^ "Jenny Bell : Oranga : My Friends Youth program". Jennybell.co.nzAccessdate=2013-10-21. 
  17. ^ "Adult Resilience (16-18 Years) | Pathways Health and Research Center". Pathwayshrc.com.au. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  18. ^ "Adult Resilience | Oranga". Jennybell.co.nz. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  19. ^ . Pathways Health and Research Centre http://pathwayshrc.com.au/paula-barrett/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  20. ^ . The Australian Association of Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses http://www.cvent.com/events/aamcfhn-connections-2013/custom-20-cf74b2d0a3c340cbb511b294a335a182.aspx.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  21. ^ . The Association of Australasian IB Schools http://www.aaibs.org/attachments/original/138.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  22. ^ "2009 Media Release: Awards showcase watershed year for protecting human rights in Australia | Australian Human Rights Commission". Humanrights.gov.au. 2009-12-10. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  23. ^ a b Professor Paula Barrett (2005-10-02). "Professor Paula Barrett - UQ Researchers". Uq.edu.au. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  24. ^ "QLD". Telstrabusinesswomensawards.com. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  25. ^ "Australian of the Year Awards". 
  26. ^ . Australian Psychological Society http://www.psychology.org.au/about/awards/career/#s6.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  27. ^ . Australian Association of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy http://www.aacbt.org/viewStory/NATIONAL+AWARDS.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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