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Healthway Research Fellow

BSc, MPH, PhD

Dr Jacinta Francis is a Healthway Research Fellow at the Telethon Kids Institute.  Her research focuses on improving the social and emotional health of children and their families.  Jacinta is currently leading a 3-year program of research that aims to generate policy-relevant evidence, system-level guidelines, and school-based interventions around the school built, social and policy environments to reduce bullying behaviour and enhance the mental health of primary and secondary school students in Western Australia.

Jacinta’s research interests include positive mental health and mental illness; children and their families; sense of community and social support; school environments and bullying; and public space and restorative environments