Dr Catherine Wade

Research design and analysis leader
Evaluation leader

Bachelor of Behavioural Science, Graduate Diploma of Applied Child Psychology, Master of Psychology, PhD

Catherine brings a wealth of clinical and research experience in the child and family sectors to helping clients answer key research questions and evaluate the impact of interventions.   

She has extensive experience designing and conducting social policy research and has expertise in quantitative and qualitative research design, data collection and analysis. Her skillset includes continuous quality improvement (CQI) initiatives, secondary analysis of large-scale longitudinal data, and the development of high-level reports to policymakers.

Catherine is skilled in the use of univariate and multivariate data analysis techniques used for large-scale longitudinal data. She has received advanced training in the use of structural equation modelling and has used these methods in the analysis of large-scale longitudinal datasets including the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC).

Her recent work includes leading the development and reporting of a large-scale representative survey of parenting experiences, and a nation-wide examination of the use of evidence-based practices across the Australian parenting and family support sectors.

Catherine’s research interests span themes associated with contextual influences on families experiencing vulnerability, parenting program development and evaluation, the translation of research findings into practice, the implementation of evidence-based practices into service delivery, and fatigue and wellbeing in parents.

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