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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 in psychology. 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 inclusive education 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 through their active participation and agency. My doctoral research examined children of parents with a mental illness experiences and perspectives of interventions which received the Lewis & Lewis Educational & Developmental Psychology Postgraduate Research Award.

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. I was awarded the Deans Early Career Researcher Award to develop and pilot an artificial intelligence technology application, known as a Chatbot, to support the mental health of youth. I was also 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 also an international collaborator on a project funded by the Social Sciences & Humanities Council of Canada with Professors Aude Villatte and Geneviève Piché, University of Québec, using photovoice and participatory research methods to (co)develop services with youth who have a parent with a mental illness. Most recent (2019) I was invited to attend European Parliament in Brussels to provide expert comment about the wellbeing of youth and young carers.

I am collaborating in two international research groups. One group aims to develop an international scale of recovery and mental health knowledge of youth with colleagues based in the USA, Netherlands and in Australia. The second I am the group co-leader of the Parental and Family Mental Health Worldwide Network Communications Group focused on translating and disseminating research knowledge where families have a parent with mental illness. 

University and Faculty engagement activities currently include directing the Offshore programs as Education Coordinator in Singapore and Hong Kong and an active member of the Education Faculty Committee and Student Engagement Committee. Previous activities include Student Adviser for Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary), Master of Teaching (Secondary), Graduate Diploma in Education (2015- 2016) and International Placement Coordinator for the Cook Islands (2017-2018).

I am a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and Deputy Chair of their Victorian branch Educational and Developmental College Committee, 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

  • Mental health in children and adolescents
  • Youth voice and engagement
  • Child and adolescent focused research
  • Inclusion and special education
  • Primary and secondary school: social and emotional learning
  • Prevention and early intervention
  • Children and families where a parent has a mental illness
  • Individuals with a disability
  • Digital Technology interventions including AI and ML
  • Therapy dogs in clinical and educational settings 

Research Methods

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

Current Research Projects

Research area keywords

  • Child and Youth Mental Health
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Inclusion
  • Educational Psychology
  • Preventative Intervention
  • Digital technologies

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Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 2015 2019

  • 10 Article
  • 4 Chapter (Book)
  • 3 Review Article
  • 3 Other contribution
2 Citations (Scopus)

Mental health literacy of youth that have a family member with a mental illness: outcomes from a new program and scale

Riebschleger, J., Costello, S., Cavanaugh, D. L. & Grové, C., 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychiatry. 10, FEB, 10 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Why do some people worry more than others?

Grove, C., Nov 2019, The Conversation Yearbook 2019: 50 standout articles from Australia’s top thinkers. Watson, J. (ed.). 1st ed. Melbourne Vic Australia: Melbourne University Press, p. 146-149 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Other

2 Citations (Scopus)

A narrative literature review of child-focused mental health literacy attributes and scales

Bale, J., Grové, C. & Costello, S., 1 Dec 2018, In : Mental Health & Prevention. 12, p. 26-35 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

A scoping review of different ways of thinking in children

Jones Arango, E., Costello, S. & Grové, C., 15 Dec 2018, In : Behavioral Sciences. 8, 12, 16 p., 115.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access


Educational & Developmental Psychology Postgraduate Research Award 

Christine Grove (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Monash Education Research Community (MERC) Publication Award

Christine Grove (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

The Australian Postgraduate Award 2013 - 2015

Christine Grove (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

The Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) Travel Grant

Christine Grove (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2016 2019

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

CITED: Inclusive Teacher Education and Development, International Consortium

Stella Laletas (Member of programme committee), Umesh Sharma (Organiser), Christine Grove (Member of programme committee)
9 Sep 201913 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health (Journal)

Christine Grove (Editorial board member)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

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

Christine Grove (Examiner)

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups

Australian Psychological Society (External organisation)

Christine Grove (Member)
1 Feb 2016

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

American Psychological Association (External organisation)

Christine Grove (Member)
1 Feb 2016

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Press / Media

The Truth Behind School Refusal: Addressing the Misconceptions.

Kelly-Ann Allen & Christine Grove


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaBlogs

Helping kids who refuse to go to school

Kelly-Ann Allen & Christine Grove


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Curious Kids: why do some people worry more than others?

Christine Grove


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Podcast: Therapy dogs in school settings

Linda Henderson & Christine Jeanette Grove


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

To move, or not to move: the dilemma of changing schools

Christine Grove


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment