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  • Professor Lisa Gibbs

    Director, Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

  1. 6 February 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Black Saturday: Understanding disaster recovery and resilience

    Black Saturday taught us that disasters are a unique form of trauma; University of Melbourne experts say learning how to respond is key to helping recovery.

  2. 24 January 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Bushfire trauma puts schooling at risk

    University of Melbourne study of nearly 25,000 kids finds those especially exposed to the Black Saturday bushfires are more likely to be behind at school

  3. 10 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Kids’ sleep a key indicator of wellbeing

    The ABC's massive children's happiness survey reveals that sleep is a key indicator of a child's wellbeing, according to University of Melbourne analysis

  4. 12 February 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why helping at home is good for kids

    They might complain about it, but doing chores can be good for children. Now a major study will find out exactly what they think about helping out at home.

  5. 20 December 2016 - Under the Microscope

    It takes two to write and laugh

    Sisters Lisa Gibbs and Bernadette Hellard have found fun and success in writing children's books that aim to build the resilience of younger readers.

  6. 28 November 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Black Saturday: the hidden costs

    A six-year study of the mental toll of Australia's worst bushfire, Black Saturday, shows the fallout lasts years but social ties are key to resilience.

  7. 27 January 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Dousing the flames: The new normal

    People who experience post-traumatic growth following a natural disaster don’t always return to 'normal'. Recovery can include both positive & negative outcomes