Ms Keri Little



Lecturer/Manager, Research


Faculty of Health


School of Psychology


Geelong Waterfront Campus


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A methodological review of fetal neurosonographic studies: new directions in assessment of neurodevelopmental risk for mental health problems

S Whittle, M Finn, K Little, C Olsson

(2020), Vol. 114, pp. 172-193, Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Efficacy of a smartphone app intervention for reducing caregiver stress: Randomized controlled trial

M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, B Richardson, K Little, S Teague, L Hartley-Clark, T Capic, S Khor, R Cummins, C Olsson, D Hutchinson

(2020), Vol. 7, JMIR Mental Health, Canada, C1

journal article

The logic and service theory of the Social Inclusion Program

Jason Stones, Grant Gibson, Lisa-Jane Moody, Keri Little, Michelle Benstead, John Toumbourou

(2020), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Sometimes It's Good to be Short: The Serotonin Transporter Gene, Positive Parenting, and Adolescent Depression

K Little, C Olsson, S Whittle, J Macdonald, L Sheeber, G Youssef, J Simmons, A Sanson, D Foley, N Allen

(2019), Vol. 90, pp. 1061-1079, Child Development, United States, C1

journal article

Health needs and timeliness of assessment of Victorian children entering out-of-home care: An audit of a multidisciplinary assessment clinic

K McLean, K Little, H Hiscock, D Scott, S Goldfeld

(2019), Vol. 55, pp. 1470-1475, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Australia, C1

journal article

Family partnerships to support children and young people's mental health: an Evidence Check rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute ( 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

Collaborative meta-Analysis finds no evidence of a strong interaction between stress and 5-HTTLPR genotype contributing to the development of depression

R Culverhouse, N Saccone, A Horton, Y Ma, K Anstey, T Banaschewski, M Burmeister, S Cohen-Woods, B Etain, H Fisher, N Goldman, S Guillaume, J Horwood, G Juhasz, K Lester, L Mandelli, C Middeldorp, E Olié, S Villafuerte, T Air, R Araya, L Bowes, R Burns, E Byrne, C Coffey, W Coventry, K Gawronski, D Glei, A Hatzimanolis, J Hottenga, I Jaussent, C Jawahar, C Jennen-Steinmetz, J Kramer, M Lajnef, K Little, H Zu Schwabedissen, M Nauck, E Nederhof, P Petschner, W Peyrot, C Schwahn, G Sinnamon, D Stacey, Y Tian, C Toben, S Van Der Auwera, N Wainwright, J Wang, G Willemsen, I Anderson, V Arolt, C Aslund, G Bagdy, B Baune, F Bellivier, D Boomsma, P Courtet, U Dannlowski, E De Geus, J Deakin, S Easteal, T Eley, D Fergusson, A Goate, X Gonda, H Grabe, C Holzman, E Johnson, M Kennedy, M Laucht, N Martin, M Munafò, K Nilsson, A Oldehinkel, C Olsson, J Ormel, C Otte, G Patton, B Penninx, K Ritchie, M Sarchiapone, J Scheid, A Serretti, J Smit, N Stefanis, P Surtees, H Völzke, M Weinstein, M Whooley, J Nurnberger, N Breslau, L Bierut

(2018), Vol. 23, pp. 133-142, Molecular Psychiatry, England, C1

journal article

Psychosocial profiles of adolescents from dissolved families: Differences in depressive symptoms in emerging adulthood

L Di Manno, J Macdonald, G Youssef, K Little, C Olsson

(2018), Vol. 241, pp. 325-337, Journal of Affective Disorders, Netherlands, C1

journal article

The StressLess Mobile App Study: Helping carers thrive

M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, B Richardson, K Little, S Teague, L Hartley-Clark, T Capic, S Khor, R Cummins, C Olsson, D Hutchinson

(2017), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Linking the serotonin transporter gene, family environments, hippocampal volume and depression onset: a prospective imaging gene × environment analysis

K Little, C Olsson, G Youssef, S Whittle, J Simmons, M Yücel, L Sheeber, D Foley, N Allen

(2015), Vol. 124, pp. 834-849, Journal of abnormal psychology, Washington, D. C., C1

journal article

The role of parental alcohol use, parental discipline and antisocial behaviour on adolescent drinking trajectories

R Alati, P Baker, K Betts, J Connor, K Little, A Sanson, C Olsson

(2014), Vol. 134, pp. 178-184, Drug and alcohol dependence, Shannon, Ireland, C1

journal article

Developmental antecedents of abnormal eating attitudes and behaviors in adolescence

D Le Grange, M O'Connor, E Hughes, J Macdonald, K Little, C Olsson

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

journal article

Association between serotonin transporter genotype, brain structure and adolescent onset major depressive disorder: a longitudinal prospective study

K Little, C Olsson, S Whittle, G Youssef, M Byrne, J Simmons, M Yucel, D Foley, N Allen

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 1-8, Translational psychiatry, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Young adult sequelae of adolescent cannabis use: An integrative analysis

E Silins, L Horwood, G Patton, D Fergusson, C Olsson, D Hutchinson, E Spry, J Toumbourou, L Degenhardt, W Swift, C Coffey, R Tait, P Letcher, J Copeland, R Mattick, S Allsop, W Hall, R Hayatbakhsh, K Little, J Najman, R Skinner, T Slade

(2014), Vol. 1, pp. 286-293, The Lancet Psychiatry, England, C1

journal article

Longitudinal predictors of alcohol-related harms during the transition to adulthood

K Little, M Hawkins, A Sanson, M O'Connor, J Toumbourou, D Smart, S Vassallo

(2013), Vol. 48, pp. 270-280, Australian psychologist, Oxford, England, C1

journal article

Do individual differences in temperament matter for indigenous children?

K Little, A Sanson, S Zubrick

(2013), Vol. 91, pp. 92-105, Family Matters, C1-1

journal article

The longitudinal prediction of alcohol consumption-related harms among young adults

K Little, M Hawkins, A Sanson, J Toumbourou, D Smart, S Vassallo, M O'Connor

(2012), Vol. 47, pp. 1303-1317, Substance use and misuse, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Review of GU Health Workplace Wellness Survey

A/Prof Delyse Hutchinson, Prof Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Ms Keri Little

GU Health

  • 2018: $30,021

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

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

The Sax Institute

  • 2019: $25,000

Evaluation of Supporting Parents with an Intellectual Disability Program.

Prof John Toumbourou, Ms Keri Little, Dr Michelle Benstead, Ms Elizabeth Doery

Barwon Child, Youth & Family

  • 2022: $9,000
  • 2021: $15,000


No completed student supervisions to report