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Research Project Coordinator

BHSc (Hons), PhD

Karen is a Research Project Coordinator with the Health Promotion and Education Research team.  In this role, she is currently working on the Supporting Family Conversations Project, currently being trialled with parents of year 7 students in 26 schools in metropolitan and regional WA.

Comprising family events and online information for parents, the project aims to decrease the number of parents with permissive attitudes to adolescent alcohol use; increase parent-child communication regarding rules and expectations of non-use; reduce supply of alcohol by parents to their children; and ultimately, reduce alcohol use by adolescents.

Karen has extensive research experience working across school and childcare-based health promotion intervention projects related to nutrition, body image and the prevention of alcohol use.