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Prof Marie Yap

Psychologist, Vic

Marie Yap is a professor and psychologist at Monash University. She is the founder of the award-winning Parenting Strategies Program, which translates research evidence into actionable parenting guidelines that underpin a suite of individually-tailored online parenting interventions to prevent and reduce the impact of mental health problems in children and adolescents. These online resources have formed the basis for parenting programs and resources in over 20 countries. Recognised by Expertscape as a World Expert in family relations, she has extensive experience developing and implementing scalable digital parenting programs that have improved parenting and child mental health outcomes. Her parenting resources have been rolled out nationally in Australia, and adopted in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Malaysia, China and Singapore. She has authored 110 peer-reviewed publications, and secured over A$29M in competitive research funding from national and international sources. She co-chairs the Scientific Advisory Committee of Growing Minds Australia, the first national clinical trials network in child and youth mental health in Australia.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.