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Senior Project Coordinator

BA (Hons), Doctor of Psychology


Helen has completed her clinical psychology doctorate and she is a registered practising psychologist. Her mixed-methods research is focussed on the facilitation of acceptance in trans young people with a specific interest in supporting familial acceptance of young people’s gender identity. She has clinical practice in working with trans young people and their families at the Gender Diversity Service (GDS), Perth Children’s Hospital and has also recently developed and delivered a research program to aid parents in supporting their trans child in collaboration with the GDS and Telethon Kids Institute. Her research is underpinned by participatory design principles to tailor research outcomes to the needs of end-users.

Helen is currently involved in several projects focussed on improving mental health and wellbeing outcomes for both trans young people and their parents including development of a national online hub hosting information and resources for parents of trans children. Helen has a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Psychology from Edith Cowan University, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Murdoch University.