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Ms Lauren Francis



Associate Research Fellow


Faculty of Health


School of Psychology


Warrnambool Campus



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Preconception factors associated with postnatal mental health and suicidality among first-time fathers: results from an Australian Longitudinal Study of Men's Health

R Giallo, K Wynter, G McMahon, M Seymour, A Fogarty, A Cooklin, L Leach, L Francis, E Duursma, J Macdonald

(2023), Vol. 58, pp. 1153-1160, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Germany, C1

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Father trait anger: Associations with father-infant bonding and subsequent parenting stress

L Francis, G Youssef, C Greenwood, P Enticott, A Curtis, L Graeme, K Mansour, C Olsson, H Skouteris, J Milgrom, J Williams, T Knight, J Macdonald

(2023), Vol. 14, Frontiers in Psychology, C1

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Associations between maternal psychological distress and mother-infant bonding: a systematic review and meta-analysis

G O’Dea, G Youssef, L Hagg, L Francis, E Spry, L Rossen, I Smith, S Teague, K Mansour, A Booth, S Davies, D Hutchinson, J Macdonald

(2023), Vol. 26, pp. 441-452, Archives of Women's Mental Health, C1

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Associations between unintended fatherhood and paternal mental health problems: A systematic review and meta-analysis

I Smith, G O'Dea, D Demmer, G Youssef, G Craigie, L Francis, L Coles, L D'Souza, K Cain, T Knight, C Olsson, J Macdonald

(2023), Vol. 339, pp. 22-32, Journal of Affective Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Father trait anger and associations with father-infant bonding and caregiving: The mediating role of mentalizing

L Francis, C Greenwood, P Enticott, K Mansour, I Smith, L Graeme, C Olsson, J Milgrom, H Skouteris, J Macdonald

(2023), Family Process, C1

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Social network investment of men: Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations with mental health problems

K Mansour, C Greenwood, L Francis, I Smith, C Olsson, J Macdonald

(2023), Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, England, C1

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Balancing friends and romance: Associations between men's investment in peer relationships and romantic relationship quality

K Marabel-Whitburn, C Greenwood, K Mansour, L Francis, C Olsson, J Macdonald

(2023), Vol. 40, pp. 4102-4123, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, C1

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Hidden in Plain Sight? Men's Coping Patterns and Psychological Distress Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

J Livingston, G Youssef, L Francis, C Greenwood, C Olsson, J Macdonald

(2022), Vol. 12, pp. 1-14, Frontiers in Psychiatry, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

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Examining Analytic Practices in Latent Dirichlet Allocation Within Psychological Science: Scoping Review

L Hagg, S Merkouris, G O'Dea, L Francis, C Greenwood, M Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, E Westrupp, J Macdonald, G Youssef

(2022), Vol. 24, pp. e33166-e33166, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Canada, C1

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How are you sleeping? Starting the conversation with fathers about their mental health in the early parenting years

J Macdonald, L Graeme, K Wynter, D Cooke, D Hutchinson, G Kendall, J StGeorge, E Dowse, L Francis, N McBride, A Fairweather, L Manno, C Olsson, S Allsop, L Leach, G Youssef

(2021), Vol. 281, pp. 727-737, Journal of Affective Disorders, Netherlands, C1

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Paternal coping and psychopathology during the perinatal period: A mixed studies systematic review and meta-analysis

J Livingston, G Youssef, J StGeorge, K Wynter, E Dowse, L Francis, L Di Manno, S Teague, D Demmer, S Collins, E Wilford, L Leach, G Melvin, J Macdonald

(2021), Vol. 86, Clinical Psychology Review, United States, C1

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Cohort profile: The Men and Parenting Pathways (MAPP) Study: A longitudinal Australian cohort study of men's mental health and well-being at the normative age for first-time fatherhood

J Macdonald, L Francis, H Skouteris, G Youssef, L Graeme, J Williams, R Fletcher, T Knight, J Milgrom, L Di Manno, C Olsson, C Greenwood

(2021), Vol. 11, BMJ Open, England, C1

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Pre-pandemic Predictors of Loneliness in Adult Men During COVID-19

K Mansour, C Greenwood, E Biden, L Francis, C Olsson, J Macdonald

(2021), Vol. 12, Frontiers in Psychiatry, Switzerland, C1

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Sleep, mental health and wellbeing among fathers of infants up to one year postpartum: A scoping review

K Wynter, L Francis, R Fletcher, N McBride, E Dowse, N Wilson, L Di Manno, S Teague, J Macdonald

(2020), Vol. 88, Midwifery, Scotland, C1

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Profiles of Depressive Symptoms and Anger in Men: Associations With Postpartum Family Functioning

J Macdonald, C Greenwood, L Francis, T Harrison, L Graeme, G Youssef, L Di Manno, H Skouteris, R Fletcher, T Knight, J Williams, J Milgrom, C Olsson

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

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