Graduate Research Degree Awarded - Jo-Ann Winther

Congratulations to Jo-Ann Winther - Graduate Research Degree Awarded 22 January 2021.

Supervisors: A/Prof Alasdair Vance (Principal), Timothy Silk
Advisory Committee:Prof Dinah Reddihough (Chair), Prof Susan Cotton

Thesis Title: Examination of key child and psychosocial predictors of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) in young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Thesis SummaryThe risk and protective factors for oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were evaluated in a three-year longitudinal study. Logistic regressions were completed for all significant child characteristic factors, psychosocial factors, ADHD presentations and comorbidities. Increased temperament activity, baseline parent reported child aggression and teacher reported child social problems were the strongest predictors of ODD at follow-up. In contrast, baseline anxiety acted as a protective factor. Study limitations and future research directions are explored.

Date awarded: 22 January 2021