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Dr Lauren Kelada

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Biography

Dr Lauren Kelada is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Behavioural Sciences Unit (BSU), School of Women’s and Children’s Health at UNSW Sydney and the Sydney Children’s Hospital. Dr Kelada is the Team Leader of the Family Systems and Relationships team of the BSU and leads a busy team of eight (a research fellow, three research officers and four students). Dr Kelada's research focuses on improving family functioning and mental...view more

Dr Lauren Kelada is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Behavioural Sciences Unit (BSU), School of Women’s and Children’s Health at UNSW Sydney and the Sydney Children’s Hospital. Dr Kelada is the Team Leader of the Family Systems and Relationships team of the BSU and leads a busy team of eight (a research fellow, three research officers and four students). Dr Kelada's research focuses on improving family functioning and mental health outcomes for family members affected by child chronic illness or disability. She works closely with the community sector to implement and evaluate family-based interventions when a child has a chronic illness or disability.

She completed her PhD in psychology at Monash University. Her PhD examined adolescent self-injury and recovery, and how this relates to parent- and adolescent-reported family functioning. Dr Kelada is particularly interested in research which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of children and families. Her other research interests and expertise include suicide prevention, family violence and emotion regulation.

Please see www.behaviouralsciencesunit.org.


My Grants

Dr Kelada has been CIA on numerous grants, including project grants and individual fellowships/scholarships. She has been awarded >$350,000 in funding. 

Most recently, Dr Kelada was awarded a prestigious Lady Davis Fellowship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to improve resilience among Australian, Israeli and Palestinian families affected by child chronic illness.


My Qualifications

PhD in psychology - Monash University

First Class Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Monash University


My Research Activities

Dr Kelada is leading the following research studies:

  • SibStars: Investigating the wellbeing of siblings of children with chronic illness/disability 
  • Cascade: An implementation trial to allow community organisation to implement a resilience intervention for parents of children with cancer
  • Starlight Express Rooms Evaluation
  • Teach Ted: Reducing children’s procedure-related anxiety

 


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Areas of supervision

Wellbeing of siblings of children with chronic illness

Self-injury and suicidality among youth with chronic illness

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Location

UNSW Lowy Cancer Research Centre, Level 5