- Resilience in disadvantaged populations in different cultural contexts.
- Social, emotional, and behavioural development and health outcomes in infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers with and without disabilities: Investigation of conceptualisation and intervention models.
- Stress, coping, and social supports in families of children with and without disabilities.
- disabilities: Supports and interventions.
- Service system’s use of evidence-based practices in early childhood intervention for young children with disabilities.
Current research projects
- Me and my World: Study of resilience in children, families and communities in Peru and Australia.
- Wellbeing of siblings of children with disabilities and chronic illness
- Evaluation of the Families in Partnership Project
- Development and evaluation of early childhood intervention programs for young children with disabilities and their families.
- Assessment and monitoring of child and family outcomes in early childhood intervention programs.
- Evaluation of Early G.O.A.L.S., an intervention and support program for families of young children with disabilities.
- Child and Family predictors of social competencies in children with developmental disabilities and delays
Research supervision (current)
- Resilience in families of young children with disabilities: Factors and supports.
- The Development of Empathy as Generalized Operant Responding: A Relational Frame Theory Analysis.
- The Impact of Early Childhood Intervention on the Development of Young Children with Developmental Delays & Disabilities and Their Families.
- The Sibling Experience: Quality of life, adjustment and daily stress in siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder across the life course.
- Parenting Siblings of a Child with Autism: An Intervention to Strengthen Parenting Knowledge, Skills, and Self-efficacy
- Parenting of children who have experienced maltreatment: A literature review.
Associate Professor Susana Gavidia-Payne has been involved for approximately thirty years in working with young children with and without disabilities and their families as a practicing psychologist and researcher. She has considerable expertise in developing, delivering, and evaluating early intervention programs that strengthen children’s socio-emotional and behavioural development and family functioning. For the last five years, Susana’s research work has focussed on the examination of the factors that promote or hinder children’s and family resilience outcomes, particularly in disadvantaged and vulnerable populations so evidence-based supports and interventions are effectively developed and implemented in community-based settings.
- Advanced Doctoral Training 2 (Doctor of Psychology)
- Child, Adolescent and Family Clinical Psychology 1 (Masters of Psychology) – Course coordinator
- Child, Adolescent and Family Clinical Psychology 2 (Masters of Psychology)
- Advanced Topics in Psychology (4th year Psychology)
- Early Childhood Intervention (Undergraduate) – Course coordinator
- Developmental Psychology (Undergraduate)
- BPsych, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru
- MSc, University of Oregon, USA
- PhD, University of Georgia, USA
- Gilmore, L.,Ryan, B.,Cuskelly, M.,Gavidia-Payne, S. (2016). Understanding maternal support for autonomy in young children with Down syndrome In: Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 13, 92 - 101
- Giallo, R.,Seymour, M.,Matthews, J.,Gavidia-Payne, S.,Hudson, A.,Cameron, C. (2015). Risk factors associated with the mental health of fathers of children with an intellectual disability in Australia In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 59, 193 - 207
- Gavidia-Payne, S.,Meddis, K.,Mahar, N. (2015). Correlates of child and family outcomes in an Australian community-based early childhood intervention program In: Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 40, 57 - 67
- Gavidia-Payne, S.,Denny, B.,Davis, K.,Francis, A.,Jackson, M. (2015). Parental resilience: A neglected construct in resilience research In: Clinical Psychologist, 19, 111 - 121
- Denny, B.,Kienhuis, M.,Gavidia-Payne, S. (2015). Explaining the quality of life of organ transplant patients with crisis theory In: Progress in Transplantation, 25, 324 - 331
- Hughes-Scholes, C.,Gatt, S.,Davis, K.,Mahar, N.,Gavidia-Payne, S. (2015). Preliminary evaluation of the implementation of a routines-based early childhood intervention model in Australia: Practitioners' perspectives In: Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 36, 30 - 42
- Giallo, R.,Roberts, R.,Emerson, E.,Wood, C.,Gavidia-Payne, S. (2014). The emotional and behavioural functioning of siblings of children with special health care needs across childhood In: Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 814 - 825
- Denny, B.,Gavidia-Payne, S.,Davis, K.,Francis, A.,Jackson, M. (2014). Strengthening Australian families: Socioeconomic status, social connectedness, and family functioning In: Australian Social Work, 67, 438 - 450
- Gavidia-Payne, S.,Denny, B.,Davis, K.,Francis, A.,Jackson, M. (2014). Children's self-concept: parental school engagement and student-teacher relationships in rural and urban Australia In: Social Psychology of Education, , 1 - 16
- Gavidia-Payne, S. (2013). Working with Young Children with Disabilities: One Size Fits Only a Few In: International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 60, 382 - 388
- Development and Implementation of the EPIC Research Program. Funded by: Education Program for Infants and Children (EPIC) Grant pre-2014 from (2012 to 2016)
- Building practice based evidence through program evaluation. Funded by: Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth Contract from (2009 to 2010)
- Support for siblings of children with disabilities: Needs, services and research approaches. Funded by: ARACY ARC/NHMRC Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth Contract from (2008 to 2008)
- Comparison of interventions for families from rural communities who have a child with an intellectual disability and problem behaviour. Funded by: ARC Linkage Projects 2003 Round 2 from (2003 to 2006)
- Prevention of sexual offending amongst adolescents with an intellectual disability: Identifying the risk.. Funded by: Dept of Human Services Research Grant from (1998 to 2001)
1 Prof Doc Completions and 2 PhD Completions3 PhD Current Supervisions and 1 Masters by Research Current Supervisions