Prof. Jennifer McIntosh, Ph.D. AM
Prof. Jennifer McIntosh, Ph.D. AM is a clinical and developmental psychologist, family therapist, and researcher.
In her research fields, Jennifer has specialised in the development of assessment methods and interventions for separated families in high conflict. In 2019, she received national recognition for her work, through the award of Member of the Order of Australia, for significant contributions to developmental psychology. In 2011, she was recipient of the AFCC Stanley Cohen Distinguished Research Award. This international award recognizes outstanding research and/or research achievements in the field of family law and divorce.
She is known internationally for the development of the Child Inclusive Mediation process, supported by a four-year prospective study of outcomes, since replicated in the USA. Through this work, McIntosh has had a substantial impact on both policy and practice formation in Australian and international Family Law. Her family law work is now housed at www.childrenbeyonddispute.com
Jennifer continues her family trauma research now as Professor of Research with The Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University. She is also Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Deakin University, and Fellow of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Jennifer has played a leading role in national and international research and associated professional development programs. Key stakeholders include the Australian Attorney General’s Department, Family and Community Services, The Office for the Status of Women, and the Family Court of Australia, the UK Family Justice Council, AFCC (USA).