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

Dr Lucy Tully

Senior Project Leader

Dr Lucy Tully is the Senior Project Leader on the Like Father Like Son Project.  She is a registered psychologist with 20 years of experience working as a researcher and clinician, predominantly with children and families. Lucy completed a PhD at the University of Sydney focusing on examinin...Read more

Dr Meryn Lechowicz

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Meryn Lechowicz is a clinical psychologist working on the Like Father Like Son Project. She also practices at the Child Behaviour Research Clinic at the University of Sydney, assessing and treating children and teenagers with emotional and behavioural concerns. Since completing her Doctorate a...Read more

Dr Patrycja J. Piotrowska

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr Patrycja J. Piotrowska is a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the Like Father Like Son project. She completed a PhD at the University of Sheffield (UK) focusing on examining the relationship between socioeconomic background and children’s behavioural problems. Patrycja has previous...Read more

Dr Frances Houwing

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr Frances Houwing is a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the Like Father Like Son project. She is a registered psychologist (clinical psychology registrar) with experience working as a researcher and clinician. Frances completed her PhD and Master of Clinical Psychology at Macqua...Read more

Matthew Burn

Research Assistant

Matthew is working as a Research Assistant on the Like Father Like Son project. He has completed a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Development at Macquarie University and a Master’s of Family Studies: Fatherhood at Newcastle University. He has had various roles working with vulnera...Read more

Kristina Sargeant

Research Assistant

Kristina is a Research Assistant on the Like Father Like Son project. She holds a degree in Psychology from Liverpool John Moores University (UK). Kristina has varied experience in the NHS, supporting young adults with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, alongside supporting vario...Read more

Daniel Collins

Research Officer

Daniel is a Research Officer on the Like Father Like Son project. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Master of Brain and Mind Sciences from the University of Sydney. As part of his Master’s degree he completed a research project with the Regenerative Neurosc...Read more