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Ms Helen Monks


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Staff Qualifications

  • MPublicHlth (Master of Public Health), Edith Cowan University, 2010 .
  • GradDip (Graduate Diploma), Edith Cowan University, 2008 .
  • Bachelor of Arts, Edith Cowan University, 2005 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Students leading change to reduce sexting-related harm to young people,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Health Promotion Research Project Grant,  2013 - 2015,  $221,207.
  • Assessing the Public Health Implications of Higher Risk Online Behaviours in Young People,  Department of Health WA,  Telethon - New Children's Hospital Research Fund,  2013 - 2015,  $227,273.
  • ?Bodysnarking? among adolescent girls: Peers, body image and social media,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Research Starter Grant,  2013 - 2014,  $28,463.
  • Investigating the Use of Social Media as a Methodogical Communictaions Technology Tool for Reseraching Cyber-Bullying: An Assessment of Feasilbility and Accepting Among Young People of an Innovative Research Method,  Nortel Networks,  Grant - Development - 2011,  2012,  $24,938.
  • Strengthening Student bystanders' capacity to respond to covert bullying.,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Grant,  2012,  $29,983.
  • Development of a Research and Evaluation Framework to Guide NfP Tenders, Delivery and Reporting on Good Health Funded Health Promotion Programs,  Department of Health WA,  Grant,  2012,  $98,595.
  • Development of national principles for early childhood road safety education,  Vic Roads,  Grant,  2012,  $60,000.
  • Bystanders to Cyberbullying project,  Australian Human Rights Commission,  Australian Human Rights Commission - Grant,  2011,  $61,546.
  • Literature review of best practice in performance-based education,  Constable Care Child Safety Foundation Inc,  Constable Care - Grant,  2011,  $4,735.
  • Investigating the Interpersonal and Contextual Mediators Associated with Secondary School Students' Behaviour as Bystanders in Bullying Interactions, and How These Differ According to Gender,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Scholarship,  2008 - 2010,  $26,464.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Cross, D., Shaw, T., Monks, H., Waters, S., Lester, L., (2013), Using evidence to reduce bullying among girls. Understanding and Addressing Girls? Aggressive Behaviour Problems: A Focus on Relationships, 97-113, Kitchener ON.
  • Cross, D., Shaw, T., Epstein, M., Monks, H., Dooley, J., Hearn, L., (2012), Cyberbullying in Australia: Is school context related to cyberbullying behaviour?. Cyberbullying in the Global Playground: Research from International Perspectives, 75-98, Chichester, UK.
  • Cross, D., Li, Q., Smith, PK., Monks, H., (2012), Understanding and Preventing cyberbullying: Where have we been and where should we be going?. Cyberbullying in the Global Playground: Research from International Perspectives, 287-305, Chichester, UK.

Journal Articles

  • Barnes, A., Cross, D., Lester, L., Hearn, L., Epstein, M., Monks, H., (2012), The invisibility of covert bullying among students: Challenges for school intervention. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 22(2), 206-226, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1017/jgc.2012.27.
  • Pearce, N., Cross, D., Monks, H., Waters, S., Falconer, S., (2011), Current evidence of best practice in whole-school bullying intervention and its potential to inform cyberbullying interventions. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 21(1), 1-21, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1375/ajgc.21.1.1.
  • Cross, D., Monks, H., Hall, M., Shaw, T., Pintabona, Y., Erceg, E., Hamilton, G., Roberts, C., Waters, S., Lester, L., (2011), Three-year results of the friendly schools whole-of-school intervention on children's bullying behaviour. British Educational Research Journal, 37(1), 105-129, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/01411920903420024.
  • Cross, D., Epstein, M., Hearn, L., Slee, P., Shaw, T., Monks, H., (2011), National Safe Schools Framework: Policy and practice to reduce bullying in Australian schools. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35(5), 398-404, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1177/0165025411407456.
  • Cross, D., Monks, H., Hall, M., Shaw, T., Pintabona, Y., Erceg, E., Hamilton, G., Roberts, C., Waters, S., Lester, L., (2010), Three year results of the Friendly Schools whole-of-school intervention on children?s bullying behaviour. British Educational Research Journal, i-first article(1), 1-25, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/01411920903420024.

Creative Works

  • Cross, D., Monks, H., Campbell, M., Spears, B., Slee, P., (2011), School-based strategies to address cyber bullying., Melbourne, Victoria.
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