Professor Vanessa Cobham


School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 334 69911



  • BA, The University of Queensland
  • PhD, The University of Queensland


  • Sicouri, Gemma, March, Sonja, Pellicano, Elizabeth, De Young, Alex C., Donovan, Caroline L., Cobham, Vanessa E., Rowe, Arlen, Brett, Simon, Russell, Jeremy K., Uhlman, Laura and Hudson, Jennifer L. (2022). Mental health symptoms in children and adolescents during COVID-19 in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 000486742210901. doi: 10.1177/00048674221090174

  • Doyle, Frances L., Morawska, Alina, Higgins, Daryl J., Havighurst, Sophie S., Mazzucchelli, Trevor G., Toumbourou, John W., Middeldorp, Christel M., Chainey, Carys, Cobham, Vanessa E., Harnett, Paul and Sanders, Matthew R. (2022). Policies are needed to increase the reach and impact of evidence-based parenting supports: a call for a population-based approach to supporting parents, children, and families. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. doi: 10.1007/s10578-021-01309-0

  • Havighurst, Sophie S., Chainey, Carys, Doyle, Frances L., Higgins, Daryl J., Mathews, Ben, Mazzucchelli, Trevor G., Zimmer-Gembeck, Melanie, Andriessen, Karl, Cobham, Vanessa E., Cross, Donna, Dadds, Mark R., Dawe, Sharon, Gray, Kylie M., Guastella, Adam J., Harnett, Paul, Haslam, Divna M., Middeldorp, Christel M., Morawska, Alina, Ohan, Jeneva L., Sanders, Matthew R., Stallman, Helen M., Tonge, Bruce J., Toumbourou, John W., Turner, Karen M.T., Williams, Kate E., Yap, Marie B.H. and Nicholson, Jan M. (2022). A review of Australian Government funding of parenting intervention research. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 46 (3), 262-268. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.13235

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  • Rapee, R. M., Spence, S. H., Cobham, V. E. and Wignall, A. M. (2000). Helping Your Anxious Child. Oaklands, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Book Chapter

  • Hiller, Rachel M., Hitchcock, Caitlin and Cobham, Vanessa E. (2020). Assessing Trauma-Related Symptoms in Children and Adolescents. The Oxford Handbook of Traumatic Stress Disorders. (pp. 1-27) edited by Beck, J. Gayle and Sloan, Denise M.. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190088224.013.20

  • Cobham, Vanessa E. and Hiller, Rachel (2019). Treatment of PTSD and comorbid disorders. Innovations in CBT for Childhood Anxiety, OCD & PTSD. (pp. 671-696) edited by Lara Farrell, Thomas H. Ollendick and Peter Muris. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Cobham, Vanessa E. and Newnham, Elizabeth A. (2018). Trauma and parenting: Considering humanitarian crisis contexts. Handbook of Parenting and Child Development Across the Lifespan. (pp. 143-169) Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-94598-9_7

  • Cobham, Vanessa E., McDermott, Brett and Sanders, Matthew R. (2017). Parenting support in the context of natural disaster. The power of positive parenting: transforming the lives of children, parents, and communities using the Triple P system. (pp. 272-283) edited by Matthew R. Sanders and Trevor G. Mazzuchelli. New York, United States: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/med-psych/9780190629069.003.0024

  • Dadds, M. R., Barrett, P. M. and Cobham, V. E. (1998). Anxiety disorders. Comprehensive Clinical Psychology. (pp. xx-xx) edited by T. H. Ollendick. New York , U.S.A: Elsevier Science.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision