Dr Jacqui Macdonald





Faculty of Health


School of Psychology


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Research interests

- Childhood, adolescent and young adulthood predictors of caregiving and the parent-infant bond.

- The development of fathers: Family history and individual factors that influence the experience of fathering and predict paternal behaviours.

- Intergenerational pathways of development.

Jacqui's research draws on data from the Australian Temperament Project Generation 3 (ATPG3) study, the Victorian Intergenerational Health Cohort Study (VIHCS) and the Men and Parenting Pathways (MAPP) study. The first two are prospective intergenerational studies with ongoing recruitment of offspring of the original main cohorts. The MAPP study is a new cohort study exploring men's psychological health during the peak age for having children.


Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)

International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD)

Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)

Teaching interests

Unit Chair HPS307/791 Personality

HPS302/782 Pathways Through Adulthood

Supervision of honours and 4th year graduate diploma students

Supervision of PhD and doctoral students


Macdonald, J.A. Olsson, C.A., Phillips, L., O'Loughlin, C., & Patton, G. Generation to generation: Adolescent-parent relationships as predictors of the maternal-infant bond. Biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Edmonton, Canada, July 2012.

Macdonald, J.A. Olsson, C.A., Phillips, L., O'Loughlin, C., & Patton, G. Adolescent-parent relationships as predictors of caregiving in the next generation. Annual conference of the International Association of Relationship Research, Chicago, USA, July 2012.

Macdonald, J.A., Beauchamp, M.H., Crigan, J.A., & Anderson, P.J. The development and measurement of inhibition in early school aged children. International Neuropsychological Society, mid-year meeting, Helsinki, Finland, August 2009.


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Associations between parent-child relationship quality and obesogenic risk in adolescence: a systematic review of recent literature.

Ms Claire Blewitt, Ms Heidi Bergmeier, Dr Jacqui Macdonald, Prof Craig Olsson, Prof Helen Skouteris

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 612-622, Obesity reviews, London, Eng., C1


Predictors of postnatal mother-infant bonding: the role of antenatal bonding, maternal substance use and mental health

Miss Larissa Rossen, Dr Delyse Hutchinson, Judy Wilson, Lucy Burns, Prof Craig Olsson, Steve Allsop, Elizabeth Elliott, Sue Jacobs, Dr Jacqui Macdonald, Prof Richard Mattick

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 609-622, Archives of women's mental health, Berlin, Germany, C1


The natural history of internalizing behaviours from adolescence to emerging adulthood: findings from the Australian Temperament Project

Kim Steven Betts, Peter Baker, Rosa Alati, Prof Jennifer Mcintosh, Dr Jacqui Macdonald, Primrose Letcher, Prof Craig Olsson

(2016), Vol. 46, pp. 2815-2827, Psychological medicine, Cambridge, Eng., C1


Relationships between problematic alcohol consumption and delinquent behaviour from adolescence to young adulthood

Prof Peter Miller, Miss Erin Butler, Dr Ben Richardson, A/Prof Petra Staiger, Dr George Youssef, Dr Jacqui Macdonald, Ann V Sanson, Dr Benjamin Edwards, Prof Craig Olsson

(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 317-325, Drug and alcohol review, London, Eng., C1


The intergenerational continuity of breastfeeding intention, initiation, and duration: a systematic review.

Ms Laura Di Manno, Dr Jacqui Macdonald, A/Prof Tess Knight

(2015), Vol. 42, pp. 5-15, Birth, London, Eng., C1


Family dissolution and offspring depression and depressive symptoms: a systematic review of moderation effects

Ms Laura Di Manno, Dr Jacqui Macdonald, A/Prof Tess Knight

(2015), Vol. 188, pp. 68-79, Journal of affective disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


The role of a care-orientation in the teens in young adult psychosocial wellbeing

Dr Delyse Hutchinson, Dr Jacqui Macdonald, Mr Bill Hallam, Dr Rachel Leung, Prof John Toumbourou, Prof Rob McGee, Prof Gregory Tooley, Prof Sheryl Ann Hemphill, Prof Helen Skouteris, Prof Craig Olsson

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 1-26, Journal of Happiness Studies, New York, N.Y., C1


Developmental antecedents of abnormal eating attitudes and behaviors in adolescence

D Le Grange, Meredith O`Connor, E Hughes, Dr Jacqui Macdonald, Keriann Little, Prof Craig Olsson

(2014), Vol. 47, pp. 813-824, International journal of eating disorders, Hoboken, N. J., C1


Age-related differences in inhibitory control in the early school years

Dr Jacqui Macdonald, Miriam H Beauchamp, Ms J. Crigan, A/Prof Peter J Anderson

(2013), Vol. 20, pp. 1-18, Child neuropsychology: a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence, Abringdon, Eng., C1



Australian Competitive Grants

Intergenerational Prediction of Social and Early Emotional Development

Prof Craig Olsson, Prof Ann Sanson, Prof Rob McGee, Prof Jennifer Mcintosh, Dr Delyse Hutchinson, Dr Jacqui Macdonald, Dr Joanne Ryan, Dr Benjamin Edwards, Andrew Lewis

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2016: $141,517


Data will be available in 2017