Professor Sheryl Hemphill - Nat Sch Psychology (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

Sheryl Hemphill is a Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Program Director of the Promoting Healthy Development and Inclusion research program in the Learning Sciences Institute, Faculty of Education and Arts. Sheryl is committed to disseminating and translating research findings into practice and policy. Her main areas of research are on the prevention of externalising behaviours (eg bullying, cyber-bullying, antisocial behaviour, violence). In addition, her research has also examined the impact of school behaviour management approaches (eg school suspension) on student behaviour and wellbeing.


Phone :3119 (Melbourne)
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Research Interests

* child, adolescent and young adults' development ; * prevention of bullying and cyber-bullying ; * prevention of violence and antisocial behaviour ; * promotion of mental health ; * impact of school discipline and suspension ; * prevention in schools and communities ; * descriptive longitudinal studies ; * developmental and educational psychology ; * development of conduct problems in young people ;

Methods Expertise

* quantitative data analysis ; * analysis of longitudinal data ; * evaluation ; * mixed methods ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Adolescent predictors and environmental correlates of young adult alcohol use problems, in Addiction

'Fighting' for survival: A systematic review of physically violent behavior perpetrated and experienced by homeless young people, in Aggression and Violent Behavior, 19(1), 50-66

Associations between perpetration of offences, victimization and substance use among homeless youth: A systematic review, in Children and Youth Services Review

Student and school factors associated with school suspension: A multilevel analysis of students in Victoria, Australia and Washington State, United States, in Children and Youth Services Review

School suspension: The students' perspective, in Health Promotion Journal of Australia

A prospective study of adolescent risk and protective factors for problem gambling among young adults, in Journal of Adolescence (print version)

Adolescent predictors of young adult cyber-bullying perpetration and victimization: A longitudinal study in Victoria, Australia, in Journal of Adolescent Health

Protective factors against the impact of school bullying perpetration and victimisation on young adult internalising and externalising problems, in Journal of School Violence

Social norms and substance use behaviors in a longitudinal study of adolescents in the U.S. and Australia, in Journal of Youth and Adolescence

Reassessing the effects of early adolescent alcohol use on later antisocial behavior: A longitudinal study of students in Victoria, Australia and Washington State, United States, in The Journal of Early Adolescence


Predicting steep escalations in alcohol use over the teenage years: age-related variations in key social influences, in Addiction (print version)

Other information

Professor Hemphill is happy to discuss possible projects in the above research areas with potential students.