Personal profile


I am a lecturer, researcher and educational & developmental psychologist. I work collaboratively with health care professionals, teachers, parents and young people to support the individual and unique needs of youth. My research interests lie in engaging with the young person's perspective and experience across psychology and education. As a psychologist I have worked in schools, hospitals and in private practice in various supporting roles with young people and their families. Alongside clinical practice I lecture in inclusion and psychology and supervise research students within this area. Underlying my research interest is my passion for supporting the needs of all students in the best ways possible while maintaining their wellbeing and sense of belonging. My doctoral research examined interventions for children of parents with a mental illness which received the Lewis & Lewis Educational & Developmental Psychology Postgraduate Research Award.

Currently, I am collaborating in three international research groups. One regarding Inclusive Pedagogy in Teacher Education with colleagues based in the UK, Canada, Italy and Australia. The other aims to develop an international scale of recovery and mental health knowledge for children of parents with a mental illness with colleagues based in the USA, Netherlands and in Australia. I am the group co-leader of the Parental and Family Mental Health Worldwide Network Communications Group focused on translating and disseminating research knowledge specific to families living with parental mental illness.

In 2017, I was awarded the Deans Early Career Researcher Award to develop, build and pilot an artificial intelligence technology application (known as a Chatbot) to support the wellbeing of high school students. My research interests have lead me to find ways to bridge education, psychology and technology to support the needs of all youth in schools and the community; including those with diverse and high needs. Most recently, I was selected to participate in The Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft 5 day Ideas Lab on the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents in Vienna, Austria. Thirty six researchers were selected from around the world and across disciplines to work together to create next generation approaches to youth mental health. 

I am a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS), an International Affiliate Member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a previous member of the Golden Key International Honor Society.


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Research interests

  • Student voice and engagement
  • Child and adolescent focused research
  • Inclusion and special education
  • Primary and secondary school: social and emotional learning and school wide approaches
  • Prevention and early intervention
  • Children and families where a parent has a mental illness
  • Individuals with a disability
  • Digital Technologies including AI and ML
  • Mental health in children and adolescents

Research Methods

  • Mixed-methods research design
  • Participatory research methods
  • Qualitative methodologies

Current Research Projects


  • Children of parents with a mental illness
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Inclusion
  • Educational Psychology
  • Preventative Intervention
  • Digital technologies

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Projects 2017 2018

QEC Project: Queen Elizabeth Centre Research Project

Laletas, S., Grove, C. J. & Davis, S.


Project: Research

Research Output 2015 2017

  • 8 Article
  • 1 Chapter (Book)
  • 1 Other contribution

Elimination disorders

Grove, C. & Hardwick, C. 2017 Abnormal psychology in context: The Australian and New Zealand handbook. Pelling, N. & Burton, L. (eds.). 1 ed. Cambridge University Press, p. 189-201

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (Book)

Expert views of children's knowledge needs regarding parental mental illness

Grove, C. J., Riebschleger, J., Bosch, A. & C. van der Ende, P. 1 Aug 2017 In : Children and Youth Services Review. 79, p. 249-255 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Mental Health Literacy Content for Children of Parents with a Mental Illness: A Thematic Analysis of a Literature Review

Riebschleger, J., Grove, C. J., Cavanaugh, . D. & Costello, S. C. 2017 In : Brain Sciences. 7, 11, p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

How to overcome exam anxiety

Grove, C. J. 30 Oct 2016 The Conversation

Research output: OtherOther contribution


Monash Education Research Community (MERC) Publication Award

Christine Jeanette Grove (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

The Australian Postgraduate Award 2013 - 2015

Christine Jeanette Grove (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

The Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) Travel Grant

Christine Jeanette Grove (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2016 2017

  • 3 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board
  • 1 Committees and working groups
  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health (Journal)

Grove, C. J. (Editorial board member)

Activity: Editorial responsibility

Psychological Practice (External organisation)

Grove, C. J. (Member)
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Activity: Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Australian Psychological Society (External organisation)

Grove, C. J. (Member)
1 Feb 2016

Activity: Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

American Psychological Association (External organisation)

Grove, C. J. (Member)
1 Feb 2016

Activity: Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Member of awards committee for Journal of Research on Adolescence (SRA)

Grove, C. J. (Examiner)

Activity: Committees and working groups