Doctor Fran Doyle

Doctor Fran Doyle

Academic Course Advisor, Postgraduate,
Specialist Psychology

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology,
Specialist Psychology

Biography

Dr Frances Doyle is a clinical child psychologist and early career researcher. Frances’ research aims to improve the wellbeing of children, parents, and families by: understanding the developmental pathways to ill mental health; understanding the role that parents and children play in each other’s lives; and advocating for policies that increase child mental health literacy and access to evidence-based interventions for child mental health problems.

Frances completed a Bachelor in Business Administration (2010), a Bachelor of Arts - Psychology (2010), Honours in Psychology (2011), Master of Clinical Psychology (2016), and PhD (2016) at Macquarie University. Frances has since worked in research (Macquarie Univeristy and The University of Sydney), teaching (Macquarie University), and as a clinical psychologist. 

She has published peer-reviewed academic journal articles on child, adolescent, and family psychology, and presented at national and international conferences. Frances is a member of the Parenting and Family Research Alliance, who advocate for policy changes that support access to evidence-based parenting interventions. She is also a chief investigator on a $12 million MRFF grant that is establishing the first national clinical trials network of multidisciplinary researchers, practitioners, policy makers and consumer groups focussed on child and youth mental health. 

This information has been contributed by Doctor Doyle.

Qualifications

  • MCP Macquarie University
  • PhD Macquarie University

Interests

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Infant Development
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health Literacy
  • Parenting

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Specialist Psychology
  • Specialist Psychology

Contact

Email: F.Doyle@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone:
Mobile:
Location: Penrith (Kingswood)Penrith (Kingswood)

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Teaching

Current Teaching Areas

  • BEHV7005 Child Clinical Psychology

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 101210 Child Clinical Psychology, 2021

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Sareen, S., Doyle, F., Kemp, L., Northam, J., Morgan, B., Kimonis, E., Richmond, J., Le Pelley, M., Eapen, V., Frick, P., Hawes, D., Moul, C., Mehta, D. and Dadds, M. (2022), 'Still connecting the dots : an investigation into infants' attentional bias to threat using an eye-tracking task', Infancy, vol 27, no 1 , pp 46 - 66.
  • Doyle, F., Morawska, A., Higgins, D., Havighurst, S., Mazzucchelli, T., Toumbourou, J., Middeldorp, C., Chainey, C., Cobham, V., Harnett, P. and Sanders, M. (2022), '[In Press] Policies are needed to increase the reach and impact of evidence-based parenting supports : a call for a population-based approach to supporting parents, children, and families', Child Psychiatry and Human Development, .
  • Doyle, F., Klein, L., Kemp, L., Moul, C., Richmond, J., Eapen, V., Frick, P., Kimonis, E., Hawes, D., Le Pelley, M., Mehta, D. and Dadds, M. (2022), 'Learning to like triangles : a longitudinal investigation of evaluative conditioning in infancy', Developmental Psychobiology, vol 64, no 3 .
  • Leigh, L., Doyle, F. and Hudson, J. (2022), '[In Press] Increasing the efficacy of treatment for socially anxious youth through theoretically derived improvements : a pilot study', Child Psychiatry and Human Development, .
  • Doyle, F., Dickson, S., Eapen, V., Frick, P., Kimonis, E., Hawes, D., Moul, C., Richmond, J., Mehta, D. and Dadds, M. (2022), '[In Press] Towards preventative psychiatry : concurrent and longitudinal predictors of postnatal maternal-infant bonding', Child Psychiatry and Human Development, .
  • Havighurst, S., Chainey, C., Doyle, F., Higgins, D., Mathews, B., Mazzucchelli, T., Zimmer-Gembeck, M., Andriessen, K., Cobham, V., Cross, D., Dadds, M., Dawe, S., Gray, K., Guastella, A., Harnett, P., Haslam, D., Middeldorp, C., Morawska, A., Ohan, J., Sanders, M., Stallman, H., Tonge, B., Toumbourou, J., Turner, K., Williams, K., Yap, M. and Nicholson, J. (2022), 'A review of Australian Government funding of parenting intervention research', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol 46, no 3 , pp 262 - 268.
  • Hawes, D., Dadds, M., Tully, L., Northam, J., Sciberras, E., Silk, T., Porter, M., Tzoumakis, S., Zimmer-Gembeck, M., Shanley, D., Waters, A., Dear, B., Rapee, R., Schroeder, E., Tonge, B., Williams, K., Yap, M., Olivier, P., Bellgrove, M., Reupert, A., Anderson, V., Darling, S., Efron, D., Goldfeld, S., Hearps, S., Cann, W., Hackworth, N., Laurens, K., Oberklaid, F., Emery, J., Kowalenko, N., Brown, N., Sawyer, M., Fonagy, P., Carr, V., Curtis, J., Dean, K., Degenhardt, L., Eapen, V., Fibbins, H., Green, M., Kimonis, E., Lederman, O., Morell, R., Nickerson, A., Rosenbaum, S., Teasdale, S., Ward, P., Hart, L., Doyle, F. and et al, .. (2022), '[In Press] Building a national Clinical Trials Network in child and youth mental health : Growing Minds Australia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, .
  • Hawes, D., Lechowicz, M., Roach, A., Fisher, C., Doyle, F., Noble, S. and Dadds, M. (2021), 'Capturing the developmental timing of adverse childhood experiences : The Adverse Life Experiences Scale', American Psychologist, vol 76, no 2 , pp 253 - 267.
  • Doyle, F., Dodd, H., Morris, T., Lazarus, R., Byrow, Y. and Hudson, J. (2021), 'Targeting risk factors for inhibited preschool children : an anxiety prevention program', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol 147 .
  • Doyle, F., Baillie, A. and Crome, E. (2021), 'Examining whether social anxiety influences satisfaction in romantic relationships', Behaviour Change, vol 38, no 4 , pp 263 - 275.
  • Klein, L., Doyle, F., Northam, J., Eapen, V., Frick, P., Kimonis, E., Hawes, D., Moul, C., Richmond, J., Mehta, D., Mendoza Diaz, A. and Dadds, M. (2021), '[In Press] Sympathetic nervous system functioning during the face-to-face still-face paradigm in the first year of life', Development and Psychopathology, .
  • Tully, L., Hawes, D., Doyle, F., Sawyer, M. and Dadds, M. (2020), 'A call for mental health illiteracy : response to Samuel', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol 54, no 8 , pp 845 - 846.
  • Doyle, F. and Klein, L. (2020), 'Postnatal depression risk factors : an overview of reviews to inform COVID-19 research, clinical, and policy priorities', Frontiers in Global Women's Health, vol 1 .
  • Doyle, F., Mendoza Diaz, A., Eapen, V., Frick, P., Kimonis, E., Hawes, D., Moul, C., Richmond, J., Mehta, D., Sareen, S., Morgan, B. and Dadds, M. (2020), 'Mapping the specific pathways to early-onset mental health disorders : the "Watch Me Grow for REAL" study protocol', Frontiers in Psychiatry, vol 11 .
  • Lechowicz, M., Jiang, Y., Tully, L., Burn, M., Collins, D., Hawes, D., Lenroot, R., Anderson, V., Doyle, F., Piotrowska, P., Frick, P., Moul, C., Kimonis, E. and Dadds, M. (2019), 'Enhancing father engagement in parenting programs : translating research into practice recommendations', Australian Psychologist, vol 54, no 2 , pp 83 - 89.
  • Tully, L., Hawes, D., Doyle, F., Sawyer, M. and Dadds, M. (2019), 'A national child mental health literacy initiative is needed to reduce childhood mental health disorders', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol 53, no 4 , pp 286 - 290.
  • Doyle, F. and Bussey, K. (2018), 'Moral disengagement and children's propensity to tell coached lies', Journal of Moral Education, vol 47, no 1 , pp 91 - 103.
  • Dadds, M., Collins, D., Doyle, F., Tully, L., Hawes, D., Lenroot, R., Anderson, V., Frick, P., Moul, C. and Kimonis, E. (2018), 'A benchmarking study of father involvement in Australian child mental health services', PLoS One, vol 13, no 8 .
  • Doyle, F. and Bussey, K. (2017), 'Moral disengagement and the propensity to endorse physical punishment practices', Journal of Child and Family Studies, vol 26, no 4 , pp 1206 - 1218.
  • Hurrell, K., Doyle, F. and Hudson, J. (2017), 'Parental meta-emotion philosophy and emotion coaching in families of children and adolescents with an anxiety disorder', Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, vol 45, no 3 , pp 569 - 582.

Frances’ research aims to optimise the mental health and wellbeing of children, parents, and families by: 

  • understanding the developmental pathways to ill mental health;
  • understanding the role that parents and children play in each other’s lives; and
  • advocating for policies that increase child mental health literacy and access to evidence-based interventions for child mental health problems.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Doyle.

Current Projects

Title: Growing Minds Australia: A National Trials Strategy to Transform Child and Youth Mental Health Services [via USyd]
Funder:
  • MRFF - NHMRC
Western Researchers: Fran Doyle
Years: 2021-05-01 - 2026-04-30
ID: P00027663

Media

Title: Award Recipient
Description: Award Ceremony: The Ingham Institute awarded Dr Doyle the 2021 Early Career Researcher Award
Title: Media article
Description: Media article released on PolicyForum.net entitled 'Parents need more support, for the sake of all families'
Title: Media article
Description: Media article released on PsyPost entitled 'Elevated depression might explain why people with social anxiety have less satisfying romantic relationships'
Title: Media release
Description: Dr Fran Doyle and Professor Darryl Higgins were recently quoted in a media release from Australian Catholic University about their work on promoting the benefits of evidence-based parenting supports.
Title: Webinar
Description: Parramatta City Library webinar on Supporting Wellbeing and Mental Health Across the Lifespan

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