Donna Cross

Donna Cross is a Winthrop Professor with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Western Australia and the Australian Telethon Kids Institute. Donna has been awarded over $18m in competitive grants addressing child and adolescent health and wellbeing which has supported 52 applied school and community-based research intervention projects investigating ways to enhance the social and emotional development and reduce bullying (including cyberbullying) and other anti-social behaviour among children and adolescents. She currently leads nine 3-5 year research projects that aim to enhance student wellbeing, especially their social competence, and other skills to reduce all forms of anti-social behaviour and mental health harms especially among vulnerable school-age children and adolescents.  In 2012, Donna received the award for WA ‘Australian of the Year’ for her services to children’s health and wellbeing.