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Dr Elizabeth Westrupp

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Position

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Biography summary

Dr Westrupp is a clinical psychologist, who has focused her research efforts on understanding the biological, social and environmental factors that influence children’s long-term developmental outcomes. She has expertise in clinical and population-level longitudinal research and cohort studies, and randomised control trials of parenting interventions across the hospital and community settings.

Research interests

Dr Westrupp's research focusses on child development and parenting.

Affiliations

Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
Honorary Research Fellow, Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University

Teaching interests

Clinical psychology; psychological assessment; counselling; case management. 

Units taught

HPY723 - Psychological Assessment in Practice

HPY710 - Case Management and Professional Issues

Professional activities

Dr Westrupp is a National Convener of the Prevention Sciences Network for the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY); and co-leads the Intervention Sciences Theme of the Deakin Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED).

Awards

Dr Elizabeth Westrupp's PhD thesis was nominated for the University of Melbourne Chancellor’s Prize for Excellence.  In 2017, she was nominated for the international Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research, by Purdue University, Boston.

Publications

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2022

Measuring educational attainment in longitudinal research: challenges and recommendations

J Love, S Bennetts, D Berthelsen, N Hackworth, E Westrupp, F Mensah, J Nicholson

(2022), Vol. 25, pp. 119-126, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, C1

journal article

Physical Health, Media Use, and Mental Health in Children and Adolescents With ADHD During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Australia

E Sciberras, P Patel, M Stokes, D Coghill, C Middeldorp, M Bellgrove, S Becker, D Efron, A Stringaris, S Faraone, S Bellows, J Quach, T Banaschewski, J McGillivray, D Hutchinson, T Silk, G Melvin, A Wood, A Jackson, G Loram, L Engel, A Montgomery, E Westrupp

(2022), Vol. 26, pp. 549-562, Journal of Attention Disorders, United States, C1

journal article

Developmental gains and losses during parenthood

E Westrupp, J Macdonald, S Evans

(2022), Vol. 43, pp. 295-299, Current Opinion in Psychology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Mental distress of parents with chronic diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia: A prospective cohort study

K Bik-Multanowska, A Mikocka-Walus, J Fernando, E Westrupp

(2022), Vol. 152, pp. 1-9, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Text mining of Reddit posts: Using latent Dirichlet allocation to identify common parenting issues

E Westrupp, C Greenwood, M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, T Berkowitz, L Hagg, G Youssef

(2022), Vol. 17, pp. 1-17, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Developing Preschool Language Surveillance Models - Cumulative and Clustering Patterns of Early Life Factors in the Early Language in Victoria Study Cohort

P Eadie, P Levickis, C McKean, E Westrupp, E Bavin, R Ware, B Gerner, S Reilly

(2022), Vol. 10, pp. 1-18, Frontiers in Pediatrics, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Child and Parent Physical Activity, Sleep, and Screen Time During COVID-19 and Associations With Mental Health: Implications for Future Psycho-Cardiological Disease?

L Olive, E Sciberras, T Berkowitz, E Hoare, R Telford, A O'Neil, A Mikocka-Walus, S Evans, D Hutchinson, J McGillivray, M Berk, S Teague, A Wood, C Olsson, E Westrupp

(2022), Vol. 12, pp. 1-13, Frontiers in Psychiatry, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Associations Between Anxiety and Home Learning Difficulties in Children and Adolescents with ADHD During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Anna Jackson, Glenn Melvin, Melissa Mulraney, Stephen Becker, Mark Bellgrove, Jon Quach, Delyse Hutchinson, Elizabeth Westrupp, Alicia Montgomery, Emma Sciberras

(2022), pp. 1-13, Child Psychiatry & Human Development, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Testing the association between the early parent-child relationship and teacher reported socio-emotional difficulties at 11 years: a quantile mediation analysis

R Rush, E Westrupp, J Law

(2022), Vol. 13, pp. 217-237, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, Bristol, Eng., C1

journal article
2021

Selective attrition in longitudinal studies: effective processes for Facebook tracing

S Bennetts, J Love, N Hackworth, F Mensah, E Westrupp, D Berthelsen, P Levickis, C Bennett, J Nicholson

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 135-147, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, C1

journal article

Protocol for the Adaptation of a Direct Observational Measure of Parent-Child Interaction for Use With 7-8-Year-Old Children

S Bennetts, J Love, E Westrupp, N Hackworth, F Mensah, J Nicholson, P Levickis

(2021), Vol. 11, Frontiers in Psychology, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Strategies to increase uptake of parent education programs in preschool and school settings to improve child outcomes: A delphi study

W Sim, J Toumbourou, E Clancy, E Westrupp, M Benstead, M Yap

(2021), Vol. 18, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Finding the power within and without: How can we strengthen resilience against symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression in Australian parents during the COVID-19 pandemic?

A Mikocka-Walus, M Stokes, S Evans, L Olive, E Westrupp

(2021), Vol. 145, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, England, C1

journal article

Subjective wellbeing in parents during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia

E Westrupp, M Stokes, M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, T Berkowitz, T Capic, S Khor, C Greenwood, A Mikocka-Walus, E Sciberras, G Youssef, C Olsson, D Hutchinson

(2021), Vol. 145, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, England, C1

journal article

Child, parent, and family mental health and functioning in Australia during COVID-19: comparison to pre-pandemic data

E Westrupp, C Bennett, T Berkowitz, G Youssef, J Toumbourou, R Tucker, F Andrews, S Evans, S Teague, G Karantzas, G Melvin, C Olsson, J Macdonald, C Greenwood, A Mikocka-Walus, D Hutchinson, M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M Stokes, L Olive, A Wood, J McGillivray, E Sciberras

(2021), European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Germany, C1

journal article

"Poison" or "protection"? A mixed methods exploration of Australian parents' COVID-19 vaccination intentions

S Evans, A Klas, A Mikocka-Walus, B German, G Rogers, M Ling, J Fernando, E Kothe, E Westrupp

(2021), Vol. 150, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, England, C1

journal article

Parent and child mental health trajectories April 2020 to May 2021: Strict lockdown versus no lockdown in Australia

E Westrupp, C Greenwood, M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, C Olsson, E Sciberras, A Mikocka-Walus, G Melvin, S Evans, M Stokes, A Wood, G Karantzas, J Macdonald, J Toumbourou, S Teague, J Fernando, T Berkowitz, M Ling, G Youssef

(2021), Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, England, C1

journal article

Monitoring Australian parents' shifting receptiveness to digital mental health interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic

J Linardon, E Westrupp, J Macdonald, A Mikocka-Walus, M Stokes, C Greenwood, G Youssef, S Teague, D Hutchinson, E Sciberras, M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz

(2021), Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, England, C1

journal article
2020

Vocabulary Development and Trajectories of Behavioral and Emotional Difficulties Via Academic Ability and Peer Problems

E Westrupp, S Reilly, C McKean, J Law, F Mensah, J Nicholson

(2020), Vol. 91, pp. e365-e382, Child Development, United States, C1

journal article

Using technology to tailor and personalise population level parenting interventions

E Westrupp, G Youssef, M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, J Macdonald, S Havighurst, C Kehoe, L Olive, S Evans

(2020), Vol. 19, pp. 1-3, Mental health and prevention, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Study Protocol for the COVID-19 Pandemic Adjustment Survey (CPAS): A Longitudinal Study of Australian Parents of a Child 0-18 Years

E Westrupp, G Karantzas, J Macdonald, L Olive, G Youssef, C Greenwood, E Sciberras, M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, S Evans, A Mikocka-Walus, M Ling, R Cummins, D Hutchinson, G Melvin, J Fernando, S Teague, A Wood, J Toumbourou, T Berkowitz, J Linardon, P Enticott, M Stokes, J McGillivray, C Olsson

(2020), Vol. 11, Frontiers in Psychiatry, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Tablet-based adaptation and administration of the Castles and Coltheart Reading Test 2 for a large longitudinal study

C Bennett, M Cullinane, S Bennetts, J Love, N Hackworth, F Mensah, S Reilly, J Nicholson, E Westrupp

(2020), Vol. 15, PLoS ONE, United States, C1

journal article

The Child and Parent Emotion Study: Protocol for a longitudinal study of parent emotion socialisation and child socioemotional development

E Westrupp, J MacDonald, C Bennett, S Havighurst, C Kehoe, D Foley, T Berkowitz, G King, G Youssef

(2020), Vol. 10, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article

From "It Has Stopped Our Lives" to "Spending More Time Together Has Strengthened Bonds": The Varied Experiences of Australian Families During COVID-19

S Evans, A Mikocka-Walus, A Klas, L Olive, E Sciberras, G Karantzas, E Westrupp

(2020), Vol. 11, Frontiers in Psychology, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2019

Crossover of parents' work-family conflict to family functioning and child mental health

A Vahedi, I Krug, E Westrupp

(2019), Vol. 62, pp. 38-49, Journal of applied developmental psychology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Health outcomes for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children born preterm, low birthweight or small for gestational age: A nationwide cohort study

E Westrupp, F D’Esposito, J Freemantle, F Mensah, J Nicholson

(2019), Vol. 14, PLoS ONE, United States, C1

journal article

Reconnecting mothers and children after violence (recover): A feasibility study protocol of child-parent psychotherapy in Australia

L Hooker, E Toone, V Raykar, C Humphreys, A Morris, E Westrupp, A Taft

(2019), Vol. 9, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article

Maternal Work-Family Experiences: Longitudinal Influences on Child Mental Health through Inter-Parental Conflict

A Vahedi, I Krug, M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, E Westrupp

(2019), Vol. 28, pp. 3487-3498, Journal of Child and Family Studies, C1

journal article

Family partnerships to support children and young people's mental health: an Evidence Check rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute (www.saxinstitute.org.au) for Be You

Elizabeth Clancy, Michelle Benstead, Keri Little, David Skvarc, Elizabeth Westrupp, Marie Yap, Sophie Havighurst, John Toumbourou

(2019), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2018

Early Home Activities and Oral Language Skills in Middle Childhood: A Quantile Analysis

J Law, R Rush, T King, E Westrupp, S Reilly

(2018), Vol. 89, pp. 295-309, Child Development, United States, C1-1

journal article

Repeated early-life exposure to inter-parental conflict increases risk of preadolescent mental health problems

E Westrupp, S Brown, H Woolhouse, D Gartland, J Nicholson

(2018), Vol. 177, pp. 419-427, European journal of pediatrics, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Emotional-behavioral resilience among children of first-time mothers with and without depression across the early childhood period

R Giallo, D Gartland, H Woolhouse, F Mensah, E Westrupp, J Nicholson, S Brown

(2018), Vol. 42, pp. 214-224, International journal of behavioral development, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

What influences parental engagement in early intervention? Parent, program and community predictors of enrolment, retention and involvement

N Hackworth, J Matthews, E Westrupp, C Nguyen, T Phan, A Scicluna, W Cann, D Bethelsen, S Bennetts, J Nicholson

(2018), Vol. 19, pp. 880-893, Prevention science, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

EHLS at School: School-age follow-up of the Early Home Learning Study cluster randomized controlled trial

E Westrupp, C Bennett, M Cullinane, N Hackworth, D Berthelsen, S Reilly, F Mensah, L Gold, S Bennetts, P Levickis, J Nicholson

(2018), Vol. 18, BMC Pediatrics, England, C1

journal article

Longitudinal associations between work-family conflict and enrichment, inter-parental conflict, and child internalizing and externalizing problems

Andisheh Vahedi, Isabel Krug, Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Elizabeth Westrupp

(2018), Vol. 211, pp. 251-260, Social science & medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2017

Impact of a Brief Group Intervention to Enhance Parenting and the Home Learning Environment for Children Aged 6-36 Months: a Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial

N Hackworth, D Berthelsen, J Matthews, E Westrupp, W Cann, O Ukoumunne, S Bennetts, T Phan, A Scicluna, M Trajanovska, M Yu, J Nicholson

(2017), Vol. 18, pp. 337-349, Prevention Science, United States, C1-1

journal article

Establishing agreement between parent-reported and directly-measured behaviours

S Bennetts, E Westrupp, J Nicholson, F Mensah, N Hackworth, S Reilly

(2017), Vol. 42, pp. 105-115, Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, C1-1

journal article

Parents' transitions into and out of work-family conflict and children's mental health: Longitudinal influence via family functioning

H Dinh, A Cooklin, L Leach, E Westrupp, J Nicholson, L Strazdins

(2017), Vol. 194, pp. 42-50, Social Science and Medicine, England, C1-1

journal article

Perinatal and social factors predicting caesarean birth in a 2004 Australian birth cohort

S Robson, H Vally, A Mohamed, M Yu, E Westrupp

(2017), Vol. 30, pp. 506-510, Women and Birth, Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Mothers' experiences of parent-reported and video-recorded observational assessments

S Bennetts, F Mensah, J Green, N Hackworth, E Westrupp, S Reilly

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 3312-3326, Journal of child and family studies, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

Acquisition of maternal education and its relation to single-word reading in middle childhood: An analysis of the millennium cohort study

T King, C McKean, R Rush, E Westrupp, F Mensah, S Reilly, J Law

(2017), Vol. 63, pp. 181-209, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, C1-1

journal article
2016

Enhancing the early home learning environment through a brief group parenting intervention: Study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

J Nicholson, W Cann, J Matthews, D Berthelsen, O Ukoumunne, M Trajanovska, S Bennetts, T Hillgrove, V Hamilton, E Westrupp, N Hackworth

(2016), Vol. 16, BMC Pediatrics, England, C1

journal article

The agreement between parent-reported and directly measured child language and parenting behaviors

S Bennetts, F Mensah, E Westrupp, N Hackworth, S Reilly

(2016), Vol. 7, Frontiers in Psychology, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Fathers at work: work-family conflict, work-family enrichment and parenting in an Australian cohort

A Cooklin, E Westrupp, L Strazdins, R Giallo, A Martin, J Nicholson

(2016), Vol. 37, pp. 1611-1635, Journal of family issues, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Maternal work-family conflict and psychological distress: reciprocal relationships over 8 years

E Westrupp, L Strazdins, A Martin, A Cooklin, S Zubrick, J Nicholson

(2016), Vol. 78, pp. 107-126, Journal of marriage and family, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Change and stability in work-family conflict and mothers' and fathers' mental health: Longitudinal evidence from an Australian cohort

A Cooklin, H Dinh, L Strazdins, E Westrupp, L Leach, J Nicholson

(2016), Vol. 155, pp. 24-34, Social Science and Medicine, England, C1-1

journal article
2015

Healthcare costs associated with language difficulties up to 9 years of age: Australian population-based study

E Sciberras, E Westrupp, M Wake, J Nicholson, N Lucas, F Mensah, L Gold, S Reilly

(2015), Vol. 17, pp. 41-52, International journal of speech-language pathology, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Reducing and preventing internalizing and externalizing behavior problems in children with type 1 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program

E Westrupp, E Northam, K Lee, S Scratch, F Cameron

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 554-563, Pediatric diabetes, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Exposure to inter-parental conflict across 10 years of childhood: data from the longitudinal study of Australian children

E Westrupp, N Rose, J Nicholson, S Brown

(2015), Vol. 19, pp. 1966-1973, Maternal and child health journal, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

Childhood health and developmental outcomes after cesarean birth in an Australian cohort

S Robson, H Vally, M Abdel-Latif, M Yu, E Westrupp

(2015), Vol. 136, pp. e1285-e1293, Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, Ill., C1-1

journal article

Mothers' work-family conflict and enrichment: associations with parenting quality and couple relationship

A Cooklin, E Westrupp, L Strazdins, R Giallo, A Martin, J Nicholson

(2015), Vol. 41, pp. 266-277, Child: care health and development, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2014

Community-based healthcare costs for children born low birthweight, preterm and/or small for gestational age: data from the longitudinal study of Australian children

E Westrupp, N Lucas, F Mensah, L Gold, M Wake, J Nicholson

(2014), Vol. 40, pp. 259-266, Child: care, health and development, Oxford, England, C1

journal article

Heightened maternal separation anxiety in the postpartum: the role of socioeconomic disadvantage

A Cooklin, N Lucas, L Strazdins, E Westrupp, R Giallo, L Canterford, J Nicholson

(2014), Vol. 35, pp. 1497-1519, Journal of family issues, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2013

Raising Children in Single-Parent Families

J Nicholson, F D'Esposito, N Lucas, E Westrupp

(2013), pp. 166-188, Contemporary Issues in Family Studies: Global Perspectives on Partnerships, Parenting and Support in a Changing World, B1-1

book chapter

The cost of healthcare for children with mental health difficulties

N Lucas, J Bayer, L Gold, F Mensah, L Canterford, M Wake, E Westrupp, J Nicholson

(2013), Vol. 47, pp. 849-858, Australian & New Zealand journal of psychiatry, London, England, C1

journal article

Bidirectional associations between mothers' and fathers' parenting consistency and child BMI

Pauline Jansen, Rebecca Giallo, Elizabeth Westrupp, Melissa Wake, Jan Nicholson

(2013), Vol. 132, pp. e1513-e1520, Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, Ill., C1

journal article
2012

Mental health in low-to-moderate risk preterm, low birth weight, and small for gestational age children at 4 to 5 years: the role of early maternal parenting

Elizabeth Westrupp, Fiona Mensah, Rebecca Giallo, Amanda Cooklin, Jan Nicholson

(2012), Vol. 51, pp. 313-323, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Longitudinal predictors of psychiatric disorders in very low birth weight adults

E Westrupp, E Northam, L Doyle, C Callanan, P Anderson

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 113-123, Child psychiatry and human development, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article
2011

Long-term outcome following preterm birth

N Barre, E Westrupp, K Howard, P Anderson

(2011), pp. 13-32, Contemporary Neurobehavioral Syndromes, London, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Adult psychiatric outcomes of very low birth weight survivors

E Westrupp, E Northam, L Doyle, C Callanan, P Anderson

(2011), Vol. 45, pp. 1069-1077, Australian & New Zealand journal of psychiatry, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2010

Sex, postfeminist popular culture and the pre-teen girl

S Jackson, E Westrupp

(2010), Vol. 13, pp. 357-376, Sexualities, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Implementation of an evidence-based family program to improve child education outcomes in disadvantaged school communities

Dr Bosco Rowland, Prof John Toumbourou, Ms Heidi Renner, Ms Keri Little, Dr Michelle Benstead, Dr Elizabeth Westrupp, Ms Elizabeth Clancy

Ian Potter Foundation Grant - Research

  • 2021: $40,000
  • 2020: $50,000
  • 2019: $60,000

Sax Institute Review of Family School Partnerships.

Prof John Toumbourou, Ms Elizabeth Clancy, Dr David Skvarc, Dr Elizabeth Westrupp, Ms Keri Little, Dr Michelle Benstead

The Sax Institute

  • 2019: $25,000

BCYF Research Strategy.

Prof John Toumbourou, Dr Elizabeth Westrupp, Dr Michelle Benstead

Barwon Child, Youth & Family

  • 2022: $30,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report