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Deputy Director - Fraser Mustard Centre (Adelaide), Research Fellow

BA, BHlthSc(Hons), PhD

Dr Yasmin Harman-Smith is the Deputy Director of the Fraser Mustard Centre and the Child Health, Development and Education team at the Telethon Kids Institute. In this role, Yasmin works closely with policy makers and practitioners to design evaluations in partnership and inform systems that support children and families in the early years.

Yasmin sits on the National Child Community Health Council and is the Deputy Chair of the Board of Gowrie SA. Presently, Yasmin also manages national support services to AEDC Coordinators and the Australian Government Department for Education, Skills and Employment for the Australian Early Development Census program.

Yasmin has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Adelaide. Her honours and PhD research were in the area of child development, where she investigated the development of theory of mind in children with and without autism. Yasmin’s areas of research expertise include developmental psychology, early childhood education, and parenting practices.