Personal profile

Biography

Andrea is an Associate Professor at Monash University, Clayton and Programs Director of Psychological Programs at the Krongold Centre.  She is the Editor in Chief of the journal Advances in Mental Health, Associate Editor for Australian Psychologist, and has served as guest editor for the Medical Journal of Australia and Child & Youth Services Review for special issues related to families where a parent has a mental illness. 

 

Andrea’s area of expertise is in the area of vulnerable families, especially those where a parent has a mental illness.  Working in collaboration with parents and youth, Andrea has established an active program of research regarding evidence based interventions for families and professional development materials for clinicians.   Andrea has received funding from beyondblue, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Vic and Qld), Department of Health (Victoria and NSW) and the Australian Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Association.  Recent projects include the category one Mental Illness Research Fund ($1.85 million) for a randomized controlled trial titled Developing an Australian-first recovery model for parents in Victorian mental health and family services.  Another recent project, Family focused practice within a recovery framework, from the Partners in Recovery Initiative, aimed to conceptualise the place of families within the recovery journal for those with a mental illness.   

 

Andrea was one of the initiators of the Parental and Family Mental Health Worldwide collaborative, which meets every two years in Prato, Italy.  The collaborative brings together researchers from around the world to exponentially advance the parental mental health research agenda.  Her leadership in this collaborative has involved mentoring current and future research leaders in Australia, North  America,  Norway, Thailand, the Netherlands, the UK and Finland.  

 

Andrea was lead editor of:

 

Reupert, A., Maybery, D., Nicholson, J., Gopfert, M., &  Seeman, M (2015).  Parental psychiatric disorders.  Distressed parents and their families (3rd ed.).  London: Cambridge University Press. 

 

The book was the 2016 winner of the British Medical Assocation President's prize. 

 

Research interests

Parental mental health and outcomes for children; Developing effective support structures and interventions for vulnerable families; Whole school approaches to welfare and classroom management

Keywords

  • family
  • children
  • mental illness
  • parent

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Projects 2009 2018

Research Output 2002 2018

Creating engaging and motivating learning environments

Reupert, A. E. 2018 Learning to teach in a new era. Allen, J. & White, S. (eds.). United Kingdom: Cambria Press, p. 309-334

Research output: Other - peer-reviewChapter (Book)

Open Access
File

A socio-ecological framework for mental health and wellbeing

Reupert, A. E. 2017 In : Advances in Mental Health. 15, 2, p. 105-107 3 p.

Research output: Other - peer-reviewEditorial

Open Access
File

Prizes

Ambassador Award

Andrea Erika Reupert (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Winner of the British Medical Association President's prize

Andrea Erika Reupert (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2013 2016

  • 2 Contribution to conference
  • 2 Editorial responsibility

Advances in Mental Health (Journal)

Reupert, A. E. (Editor in chief)
2015 → …

Activity: Editorial responsibility

Australian Psychologist (Journal)

Reupert, A. E. (Associate editor)
2015 → …

Activity: Editorial responsibility

Parental and Family Mental Health Worldwide

Reupert, A. E. (Organiser)
2013

Activity: Contribution to conference