PhD, is Professor (Research) in the Department of Social Work at Monash University and former Head of Department. She is also the director of the Well Being of Children Following Separation and Divorce, an inter-university research consortium.
Thea’s research in the last decade has covered family violence, family breakdown and family law. She co-authored a recent book on “Child Abuse and Family Law”. Another book on “Community Based Mediation Following Parental Separation” was published in 2011. She was the lead researcher in the two-year evaluation completed in 2009 for the Rotary Club of Brighton, LifeWorks and Australian Rotary Health and leader of the longitudinal research study.