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Senior Research Officer

MPH BA(Psych) PhD

Helen Monks is a Research Officer within the CoLab team at the Telethon Kids Institute. She has extensive research experience in child and adolescent health, particularly across projects in the areas of mental health promotion and school-based intervention.

Helen completed her PhD on positive body image among women, and has a Masters Degree in Public Health that focused on predictors of bystander behaviour in bullying among secondary school students. Prior to joining the CoLab team, Helen was a Senior Research Officer at the Child Health Promotion Research Centre (CHPRC) at Edith Cowan University.

She is experienced in quantitative and qualitative research conducted with young people, educators and communities. She has also coordinated numerous literature reviews and research reports, and co-authored several book chapters and research articles published in peer-reviewed journals.