Professor, Child and Adolescent Health, Child Health Promotion Research Centre, School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University
In 2011, Donna was named the West Australian of the Year.
Why is the issue of bullying of particular interest to you?
The ways the school community can intervene at a whole-school, classroom and home level to prevent, as well as effectively respond to, all types of bullying incidents.
Where do you believe you have made a difference in your field?
Most of my professional activities are directed to knowledge transfer from research evidence to practice. I am committed to bridging the gap between university research and school and community programs.
How has your area of expertise helped you to contribute to NCAB over the years?
I have helped to provide high quality, empirical evidence from randomised controlled trials of the impact of bullying prevention interventions on student bullying behaviour and mobilising new knowledge about the prevalence bullying behaviour and protective factors.