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Dr Rae Thomas  

PhD, Grad Dip Couns Psych, BEd,

Dr Rae Thomas
Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Bond University QLD 4229

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

Office Telephone Number
Within Australia:
From overseas:

7 559 55521
+61 7 559 55521
Building Level: 2
Building: 5. Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Location: Bond University
Professional Biography
Dr. Rae Thomas is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice. She is a Psychologist with over 20 years experience providing psychological interventions for children and families. Her program of research includes the development, implementation and evaluation of randomised controlled trials and examining diagnostic tools and processes in clinical decision making. She has conducted systematic reviews to identify effective parenting programs and to examine prevalence of child mental health conditions, used randomised controlled experimental designs to test the efficacy of innovative interventions for children at maltreatment risk, and conducted medical file audits to examine the utility of early child health screening. Essential to her program of research is the translation of research knowledge to practitioners to facilitate best practice standards.
Doctor of Philosophy - Griffith University
Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology - RMIT
Bachelor of Education - University of Melbourne
Current research grants

Chief Investigator Australian Rotary Health, 'Tuning into Toddlers'

Recent research grants

Chief Investigator Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth: “Connecting Research, Policy and Practice in Evidence-based treatments for Child Abuse”

Chief Investigator Department of Communities (Child Safety) Service Development Funding

Research partners & collaborators

Professor Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck - Griffith University, School of Applied Psychology

Professor Mark Chaffin - University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Sophie Havighurst - University of Melbourne

Lucie Rychetnik - Sax Institute

Chris Degeling - University of Sydney

Stacy Carter - University of Sydney