Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Meredith O'Connor


Melbourne, Australia


  • Reducing Inequities in Early Childhood Mental Health: How Might the Neighborhood Built Environment Help Close the Gap? A Systematic Search and Critical Review
  • Positive Mental Health and Academic Achievement in Elementary School: New Evidence From a Matching Analysis
  • Potential of ‘stacking’ early childhood interventions to reduce inequities in learning outcomes
  • Learning outcomes of children with teacher‐identified emerging health and developmental needs
  • Better support for children with additional health and developmental needs in school settings: Perspectives of education experts
  • Racial discrimination and socioemotional and sleep problems in a cross-sectional survey of Australian school students
  • Do risk factors for adolescent internalising difficulties differ depending on childhood internalising experiences?
  • Natural history of mental health competence from childhood to adolescence
  • Does Positive Mental Health in Adolescence Longitudinally Predict Healthy Transitions in Young Adulthood?
  • Epidemiology of positive mental health in a national census of children at school entry
  • Can the Neighborhood Built Environment Make a Difference in Children's Development? Building the Research Agenda to Create Evidence for Place-Based Children's Policy
  • Parent and teacher perceptions of emerging special health care needs
  • Trends in the prevalence and distribution of teacher-identified special health-care needs across three successive population cohorts
  • More than a snapshot in time: Pathways of disadvantage over childhood
  • The Cumulative Effect of Health Adversities on Children's Later Academic Achievement
  • Special Health Care Needs Across the School and Family Contexts: Implications for Service Utilization
  • Child and Family Antecedents of Pain During the Transition to Adolescence: A Longitudinal Population-Based Study
  • Understanding child disadvantage from a social determinants perspective
  • Understanding the impact of special health care needs on early school functioning: A conceptual model
  • The unknown citizen: epidemiological challenges in child mental health
  • Learning trajectories of children with special health care needs across the severity spectrum
  • Early development of emerging and English-proficient bilingual children at school entry in an Australian population cohort
  • Predictors of mental health competence in a population cohort of Australian children
  • Developmental antecedents of abnormal eating attitudes and behaviors in adolescence
  • The English proficiency and academic language skills of Australian bilingual children during the primary school years
  • The role of preschool in promoting children's healthy development: Evidence from an Australian population cohort
  • Preschool attendance trends in Australia: Evidence from two sequential population cohorts
  • Developmental risk factors for eating disorder symptoms in adolescents: Findings from the Australian Temperament Study
  • Association Between Adolescent Eudaimonic Behaviours and Emotional Competence in Young Adulthood
  • Longitudinal predictors of alcohol-related harms during the transition to adulthood
  • Longitudinal antecedents of school bonding in adolescence
  • The longitudinal prediction of alcohol consumption-related harms among young adults
  • The relationship between positive development and psychopathology during the transition to adulthood: A person-centred approach
  • Prevalence and correlates of special health care needs in a population cohort of australian children at school entry
  • Stability and Change in Positive Development During Young Adulthood
  • Predictors of positive development in emerging adulthood
  • Differentiating three conceptualisations of the relationship between positive development and psychopathology during the transition to adulthood
  • A research agenda for the future: New challenges for peace psychology in Australia
  • The relationship between social capital and depression during the transition to adulthood
  • Measuring Positive Childhood Experiences: Testing the structural and predictive validity of the Health Outcomes from Positive Experiences (HOPE) framework
  • Effects of racism and discrimination on mental health problems among young people in Victoria, Australia during COVID-19 lockdown
  • Inequalities in the distribution of COVID‐19‐related financial difficulties for Australian families with young children
  • Leveraging research to drive more equitable reading outcomes: an update
  • Data Resource Profile: Melbourne Children’s LifeCourse initiative (LifeCourse)
  • Parental history of positive development and child behavior in next generation offspring: A two‐cohort prospective intergenerational study
  • Supporting children’s mental health in primary schools: a qualitative exploration of educator perspectives
  • The potential of intervening on childhood adversity to reduce socioeconomic inequities in body mass index and inflammation among Australian and UK children: A causal mediation analysis
  • Effects of racism and discrimination on mental health among young people in Victoria, Australia, during COVID‐19 lockdown
  • Intervention targets for reducing mortality between mid-adolescence and mid-adulthood: a protocol for a machine-learning facilitated systematic umbrella review

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