Chief Investigators

Professor Mark Dadds

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 and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems, and has developed and directed several national intervention programs for children, youth, and their families, at risk for mental health problems. He has been National President of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy, Director of Research for the Abused Child Trust of Queensland, Professor of Parenting Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London and a recipient of several awards including an Early Career Award from the Division of Scientific Affairs of the Australian Psychological Society, the Ian Matthew Campbell Award for Excellence in Clinical Psychology, and a Violence Prevention Award from the Institute of Criminology. He has authored 4 books and over 200 papers on child and family psychology, and has given invited keynote addresses to international audiences throughout the world. He also practices as a clinical child psychologist and has been the subject of several television specials. In 2014, his innovative treatment for early-onset aggressive and antisocial behaviour was featured in the ABC documentary Kids On Speed?