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Senior Research Fellow

BPsych (Hons), PhD

Dr Alix Woolard is a research fellow in Child Mental Health within the Youth Mental Health team and is working on the Embrace project. Alix’s current research is looking at childhood trauma and the ways we can identify, target, intervene and improve the lives of children and young people who have experienced trauma. She’s currently working on an intervention to improve the psychological recovery of children who experience a traumatic burn injury.

Alix completed her Bachelor’s degree and PhD in Psychology at the University of Newcastle under the supervision of a collaborative team including Professor Alison Lane, Dr Linda Campbell, Dr Titia Benders, Professor Frini Karayanidis, and Dr Daniel Barker. Alix is experienced in clinical developmental assessment and research methodology, and is passionate about cross-disciplinary collaboration. She has recently worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Institute focussing on neurodevelopmental research across the lifespan. Alix’s research background is in parent-child interactions, social development, early signs of autism and neurodevelopmental disabilities, and most recently, childhood trauma.