About Us

Like Father Like Son is being conducted by a team of international researchers, led by Professor Mark Dadds at the University of Sydney. The Chief Investigators and Project Staff working on the study are listed below. 

Chief Investigators

Professor Mark Dadds

Mark Dadds is a Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, and Professor of Psychology at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is Director of the Sydney Child Behaviour Research Clinic which develops state-of-the-art treatments for children...Read more

Professor Rhoshel Lenroot

Professor Rhoshel K Lenroot is a Chair of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry at UNSW, Clinical Director of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, and a Research Fellow and Group Leader at Neuroscience Research Australia. She traine...Read more

Associate Professor Eva Kimonis

Eva R. Kimonis, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She received her Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of New Orle...Read more

Associate Professor David Hawes

David Hawes is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology, University of Sydney. He is involved extensively in the training of Clinical Psychologists in postgraduate and community health settings, and is a consulting editor of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. ...Read more

Dr Caroline Moul

Dr Caroline Moul is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sydney and a Chief Investigator on the Movember team. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge in 2005 and then worked in research in the UK for four years before undertaking a PhD in Psychology at the ...Read more

Professor Paul Frick

Paul J. Frick, Ph.D, holds the Roy Crumpler Memorial Chair in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University and is a Professor in the Learning Sciences Institute of Australia at Australian Catholic University. Dr Frick has published over 205 manuscripts in either ...Read more

Professor Vicki Anderson

Professor Anderson is a paediatric neuropsychologist of 30 years experience and is Director of Psychology at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.  In addition, Professor Anderson is the Director, Clinical Sciences Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and a Pro...Read more

Project Staff

Vilas Sawrikar

Senior Project Leader

Vilas Sawrikar is the Senior Project Leader on the Like Father Like Son Project. Vilas is a registered psychologist and is undertaking a PhD studying treatment approaches to optimising outcomes for parenting interventions. He has previously worked as a Health Economist at the Victoria Department ...Read more