CAPES is a longitudinal study investigating how prospective (pregnant) and current parents think about child emotions, and how this relates to their parenting and their children’s development.

We are currently seeking parents of children aged 0-9 and couples who are currently pregnant with their first child (at least 12 weeks’ pregnant) to participate in our study. Participants will be required to complete an online survey which will ask questions about your views about emotions, family relationships and life circumstances.

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This study is led by the Chief Investigator Dr Elizabeth Westrupp who is a senior lecturer and clinical psychologist in the School of Psychology within the Faculty of Health at Deakin University.

The CAPES investigator team also includes Dr Jacqui Macdonald, Dr Clair Bennett, A/Prof Sophie Havighurst, Dr Christiane Kehoe, Dr George Youssef, Mr Tomer Berkowitz, and Ms Prabha Mishra. Student researchers are Christine Staines-Magee, Emily Bell, Gabriella King, Henry Teo, Lauren Crawley, Marnie Bruce, and Michael Tawdrous.

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For further information, please contact Dr. Westrupp and the CAPES team.

If you’d like to participate in our study please click here.

Email: capestudy@deakin.edu.au

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Dr. Westrupp
Senior Lecturer & Clinical Psychologist
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health, Deakin University
Email: elizabeth.westrupp@deakin.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 924 68974