Dr Deanna Francis

Postdoctoral Fellow

BPsych (Hons) MRes MClinNeuro PhD

Medicine & Health
The Black Dog Institute

Dr Francis was awarded her PhD in 2020 and holds a Master of Clinical Neuropsychology, Master of Research, and Bachelor of Psychology (Honours). She is a child mental health researcher with expertise in anxiety and learning disorders. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating interventions to support children’s mental health, and she is particularly interested in developing accessible interventions to support children who need it most.

  • Journal articles | 2022
    Francis DA; Hudson JL; Robidoux S; McArthur GM, 2022, 'Are different reading problems associated with different anxiety types?', Applied Cognitive Psychology, 36, pp. 793 - 804, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acp.3970
    Journal articles | 2021
    Francis D; Hudson JL; Kohnen S; Mobach L; McArthur GM, 2021, 'The effect of an integrated reading and anxiety intervention for poor readers with anxiety', PeerJ, 9, pp. e10987, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10987
    Journal articles | 2020
    Francis D; McArthur G, 2020, 'Poor reading, poor self-concept, and anxiety: A review of the evidence and some practical advice', LDA bulletin, 52, pp. 28 - 30, https://archive.ldaustralia.org/Bulletin/Francis%20and%20McArthur%20-%20Poor%20reading,%20poor%20self-concept,%20and%20anxiety.pdf
    Journal articles | 2020
    McArthur GM; Filardi N; Francis DA; Boyes ME; Badcock NA, 2020, 'Self-concept in poor readers: A systematic review and meta-analysis', PeerJ, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8772
    Journal articles | 2019
    Francis DA; Caruana N; Hudson JL; McArthur GM, 2019, 'The association between poor reading and internalising problems: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Clinical Psychology Review, 67, pp. 45 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2018.09.002
    Journal articles | 2018
    Mcarthur G; Sheehan Y; Badcock NA; Francis DA; Wang HC; Kohnen S; Banales E; Anandakumar T; Marinus E; Castles A, 2018, 'Phonics training for English-speaking poor readers', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD009115.pub3
    Journal articles | 2016
    McArthur G; Francis D; Caruana N; Boyes M; Badcock N, 2016, 'Self-concept in poor readers: a systematic review protocol', PeerJ PrePrints, https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.2062v1
  • Other | 2020
    Francis D; Nation K; McArthur G, 2020, The Macquarie Oxford Reading Anxiety Test-Parents (MoRAT-P),
    Theses / Dissertations | 2020
    Francis D, 2020, The relationship between children's reading ability and emotional health
    Theses / Dissertations | 2016
    Francis D, 2016, The relationship between children's reading ability and emotional health
    Preprints | 2016
    McArthur GM; Francis D; Caruana N; Boyes ME; Badcock NA, 2016, Self-concept in poor readers: a systematic review protocol, , http://dx.doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.2062
    Preprints | 2016
    McArthur GM; Francis D; Caruana N; Boyes ME; Badcock NA, 2016, Self-concept in poor readers: a systematic review protocol, , http://dx.doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.2062v1