Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Deanna Francis

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 | 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, vol. 9, pp. e10987,
    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, vol. 8,
    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, vol. 67, pp. 45 - 60,
    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, vol. 2018,
  • Preprints |
    McArthur GM; Francis D; Caruana N; Boyes ME; Badcock NA, Self-concept in poor readers: a systematic review protocol,