Dr Fran Doyle

Fran DoylePosition

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology


Dr Frances Doyle is a clinical child psychologist and early career researcher. Frances’ research aims to improve the wellbeing of children, parents, and families by: understanding the developmental pathways to ill mental health; understanding the role that parents and children play in each other’s lives; and advocating for policies that increase child mental health literacy and access to evidence-based interventions for child mental health problems.

Frances completed a Bachelor in Business Administration (2010), a Bachelor of Arts - Psychology (2010), Honours in Psychology (2011), Master of Clinical Psychology (2016), and PhD (2016) at Macquarie University. Frances has since worked in research (Macquarie University and The University of Sydney), teaching (Macquarie University), and as a clinical psychologist.

She has published peer-reviewed academic journal articles on child, adolescent, and family psychology, and presented at national and international conferences. Frances is a member of the Parenting and Family Research Alliance, who advocate for policy changes that support access to evidence-based parenting interventions. She is also a chief investigator on a $12 million NHMRC ‘Medical Research Future Fund: Million Minds Mission Mental Health Research’ grant that is establishing the first national clinical trials network of multidisciplinary researchers, practitioners, policy makers and consumer groups focussed on child and youth mental health.

Research Interests

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Anxiety Disorders and Externalising Disorders
  • Infant Development
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health Literacy
  • Parenting

Qualifications and Recognition

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Hons 1), Macquarie University
  • Master of Clinical Psychology, Macquarie University
  • PhD, Macquarie University
  • Registration as a Psychologist with an Area of Practice Endorsement in Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor

Research & Publications

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