Associate Professor Stephanie Taplin - Institute of Child Protection Studies (DVCC) (Office of the PVC Assisting Vice-Chancellor and President)
Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor
Stephanie Taplin has qualifications and interests in psychology, criminology and public health. Stephanie has spent much of her research career in the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) field and has in recent years focused on the intersection between AOD and child protection. Stephanie has undertaken research with mothers in opioid pharmacological treatment about their children and involvement with the child protection system, and has recently been looking at the issue of prenatal reporting and child protection interventions. Stephanie is currently a Chief Investigator on three large ARC grants. She has a particular interest in the prevention of substance use and mental health problems, and her focus, over recent years, on child protection has developed from this interest.
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Parental substance use and its impact on children ; Prevention of child maltreatment ; Public health approach in child protection ; Role of the courts in child protection ; Interventions to reduce the impacts of child abuse ; Drug and Alcohol ;
Aboriginal infant removals: in the best interests of the child or another stolen generation? , in Child Abuse & Neglect
Children in social research: Do higher payments encourage participation in riskier studies?, in Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics
Tensions and contradictions in family court innovation with high risk parents: The place of family drug treatment courts in contemporary family justice, in International Journal of Drug Policy
Sensitive topics in social research involving children, in International Journal of Social Research Methodology
Prenatal reporting to child protection: Characteristics andservice responses in one Australian jurisdiction, in Child Abuse and Neglect
Interventions to improve supervised contact visits between children in out of home care and their parents: A systematic review, in Child and Family Social Work (online version)
Psychometric investigation of the Brief Child Abuse Potential Inventory in mothers on opioid substitution therapy, in Journal of Family Violence
Prescription opioid analgesics for pain management in Australia: twenty years of dispensing. , in Internal Medicine Journal
Supervised contact visits: results from a study of women in drug treatment with children in care., in Children and Youth Services Review.
Family Drug Courts: An option for the Australian child protection system. , in Developing Practice.
1. ARC Discovery Grant (DP170101441) Infants removed by child protection: nature, extent and impact. Investigators: Assoc Prof Stephanie Taplin (ACU), Dr Melissa O'Donnell (UWA), Prof Rhonda Marriott (Murdoch), Prof Karen Broadhurst (Lancaster, UK), Dr Fred Wulczyn (Chicago, USA).
2. ARC Discovery Grant (DP150100864) Involving children in social research: balancing the risks and benefits. Investigators: Prof Morag McArthur (ACU), Prof Anne Graham (Southern Cross University), Dr Merle Spriggs (University of Melbourne), Dr Jenny Chalmers (UNSW), Dr Timothy Moore (ACU), Dr Stephanie Taplin (ACU)
3. ARC Linkage Grant (LP130100282): Improving contact between children in out-of-home care and their birth parents: developing and trialling a contact intervention. Investigators: Prof Morag McArthur, Dr Stephanie Taplin & Prof Cathy Humphreys (UMelb).