Wellbeing webinar – Professor Donna Cross

16th November, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


16/11/2021 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Professor Donna Cross has previously presented to AISSA member school leaders and board members and returns to share her recent research findings from the DETECT Schools Study. This study used survey data from over 20,000 Years 4 – 12 students, 1,000 staff and nearly 3,000 parents, to evaluate their wellbeing during Terms 2 – 4, in the context of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

This presentation will describe both positive and negative wellbeing outcomes during this time and the actions schools can take to support the wellbeing of all school staff which importantly will also help support students’ wellbeing.

A Professor with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Western Australia, and Head of the Health Promotion and Education Research team at the Telethon Kids Institute, Donna leads 32 researchers who develop and test strategies to improve children’s and adolescents’ wellbeing, with a focus on mental health and social-emotional wellbeing.

Donna has an international reputation for developing school and community-based interventions to enhance social and emotional development and reduce anti-social behaviour among young people. She is currently a lead investigator on several longitudinal research projects developed to promote wellbeing and prevent bullying, cyberbullying and associated mental health harms among Australian children and adolescents.

Target audience: School Leaders

Delivery mode: Zoom (a Zoom link will be sent closer to the date of the event)

Presenters: Professor Donna Cross, University of Western Australia

For registration enquiries please contact Rae Dawkins.


Bookings are closed for this event.