Researcher biography

Dr Karyn L Healy is a registered psychologist with expertise in addressing bullying and conflict. She has extensive practical experience working with schools, parents and children to prevent and address bullying, and resolve conflict. Karyn has a Masters of Organisational Psychology, specialising in change management, process consultancy, training and facilitation, and conflict management. Her PhD investigated intervening with families of children bullied by peers at school, which is a promising new approach to complement school anti-bullying programs. Karyn is co-author of Resilience Triple P program, a family program to address school bullying. She has published papers in Tier 1 peer-reviewed journals, as well as several book chapters about school bullying. She is author of several widely read pieces in The Conversation about school bullying. She was a featured presenter at the National Centre Against Bullying Conference in Melbourne in 2016. In 2018, she was engaged by Australia's Safe and Supportive School Communities committee to develop a professional development resource for staff on how to manage parental reports of bullying; this has now been made available to all Australian schools. Karyn is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Child and Family Studies and a member of the Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Committee.