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Townsend, Michelle L. Dr

Research Fellow

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Psychology
  • Research Fellow Illawarra Born: cross generation health study - Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute 2012 -
  • Research Fellow - Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders 2016 -

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Dr Townsend is a Research Fellow at Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders at the University of Wollongong. Her career encompasses child protection, out-of-home care and early intervention positions. Dr Townsend has been a Research Fellow with the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute for the last 6 years. Her research interests includes developmental origins of adult health and disease, long-term outcomes from adverse childhood experiences and child and adolescent well-being and educational outcomes.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Impact Story


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Recovery in Borderline Personality Disorder: A Mixed-Methods Exploration of Lived Experience Ng, Fiona
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Testing Interpersonal Model of Narcissism, a Study of Patients and their Family Day, Nicholas
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Evidence-Based Practice for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Clinical-Quantitative Research Project into the Self and Psychosocial Function Miller, Caitlin
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Exploring the implementation of a culturally situated trauma informed therapeutic approach for supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Illawarra living in Out of Home Care or being restored to their family. Lukey, Samantha
    Doctor of Philosophy Effective Early Intervention in Adolescent to Parent Violence Through an Attachment Theory and Insight Oriented Parenting Program. Toole-Anstey, Chye
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Stemming the Tide of Personality Disorders AcrossFamilies: Evaluation of a Parenting Intervention to Modify the Risk for the Transgenerational Transmission of Attachment Trauma Steele, Kayla
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Evaluation of a peer-led group treatment of borderline personality disorder: Increasing trust and engagement through peer support Barr, Karlen
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Maternal Wellbeing and Attachment During Pregnancy and the Early Postpartum Period McNamara, Josie

Full Name


  • M Michelle Townsend, L

Mailing Address


  • Project Air, Building 22, Northfields Clinic

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • M-9667-2017

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Dr Townsend is a Research Fellow at Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders at the University of Wollongong. Her career encompasses child protection, out-of-home care and early intervention positions. Dr Townsend has been a Research Fellow with the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute for the last 6 years. Her research interests includes developmental origins of adult health and disease, long-term outcomes from adverse childhood experiences and child and adolescent well-being and educational outcomes.

Selected Publications


Impact Story


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Recovery in Borderline Personality Disorder: A Mixed-Methods Exploration of Lived Experience Ng, Fiona
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Testing Interpersonal Model of Narcissism, a Study of Patients and their Family Day, Nicholas
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Evidence-Based Practice for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Clinical-Quantitative Research Project into the Self and Psychosocial Function Miller, Caitlin
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Exploring the implementation of a culturally situated trauma informed therapeutic approach for supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Illawarra living in Out of Home Care or being restored to their family. Lukey, Samantha
    Doctor of Philosophy Effective Early Intervention in Adolescent to Parent Violence Through an Attachment Theory and Insight Oriented Parenting Program. Toole-Anstey, Chye
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Stemming the Tide of Personality Disorders AcrossFamilies: Evaluation of a Parenting Intervention to Modify the Risk for the Transgenerational Transmission of Attachment Trauma Steele, Kayla
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Evaluation of a peer-led group treatment of borderline personality disorder: Increasing trust and engagement through peer support Barr, Karlen
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Maternal Wellbeing and Attachment During Pregnancy and the Early Postpartum Period McNamara, Josie

Full Name


  • M Michelle Townsend, L

Mailing Address


  • Project Air, Building 22, Northfields Clinic

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • M-9667-2017