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Zimmer-Gembeck, Melanie

Melanie J. Zimmer-Gembeck is Professor in Psychology at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia (Gold Coast), Director of the Psychological Health Research Unit within the Griffith Health Institute, and Director of The Family Interaction Program (FIP). FIP is a centre for developing and evaluating innovative interventions for young children and their families funded by the Australian government. In addition to this work, her research interests include child and adolescent social relationships and social cognition; depression and anxiety; stress and the development of coping, emotion and regulation; motivation and self-determination theory; education and vocational development, and sexual behaviour and health. She has published more than 85 articles, books, edited volumes and book chapters, is a Co-Editor of the Journal of Adolescence, an Assistant Editor of the Australian Journal of Psychology, a member of the Society for Research on Adolescence Executive Committee, and serves on editorial boards of other international journals. She teaches courses in developmental psychology, social psychology and statistics, and supervises PhD and other postgraduate students who research child or adolescent development. Her research has been funded by the Australian Research Council, the Rotary, the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, the Queensland Government, and the National Institutes of Health.

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