Dr Catherine Kaplun

Dr Catherine  Kaplun


Western Sydney University, Sydney Australia

Centre for Translational Research & Social Innovation (TReSI)

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Work and Research

My trans-disciplinary research is at the nexus of health and education. Building on my professional experiences, my research focuses on the social determinants of health and modifiable risk factors over the early childhood years. I recognise the strengths families and children possess, but acknowledge existing barriers often prevent them supporting children’s early development and learning. I champion children's voice in research and the use of child participatory methodologies. Families and children, when provided with the opportunities and spaces, have the power to create change in their own lives, in their communities and in the overarching systems.

Fields Of Expertise

Early Childhhood Educator
Child Participatory Methods
Research Translation and Implementation