Dr Alex De Young

Alex De Young

Dr Alex De Young is a clinical psychologist and Service Evaluation and Research Coordinator at Children’s Health Queensland’s Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health. She is also a Research Fellow at The University of Queensland’s Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research.

After training as a psychologist and completing her PhD at The University of Queensland, she developed a specialty research focus assessing and treating the psychological impact of trauma on infants and young people.

Her key research areas include post-traumatic stress disorder in preschool-aged children, trauma reactions in children and parents who have experienced medical trauma and natural disasters and early intervention programs for traumatic stress.

Research interests

  • Youth and child mental health
  • Trauma in children and young people
  • Mental health

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