About Professor Jennifer McIntosh AM
Jennifer (better known as Jenn) is a clinical child psychologist, family therapist and developmental researcher. Her research and clinical work is vast. Here on CBD, we house Jenn’s interventions for separated families in high conflict. In 2019, she was awarded Member of the Order of Australia in recognition for this work.
Uniquely, Jenn is both a clinical specialist and researcher, with a passion for making developmental theories “user friendly”. She helps parents, carers and professionals to consider the emotional and developmental needs of children, and to act on these wisely. Jenn is highly regarded for her ability to articulate and advocate for the psychological well-being of children. Most importantly, children tell us they feel better after talking to Jenn.
Jenn has a high profile in international training and conference forums in the mental health, welfare and legal sectors. Jenn has directed several research projects for the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department, the Family Court of Australia, amongst others.
Beyond her work with Children Beyond Dispute, Jenn is Professor of Attachment Studies at the School of Psychology, Deakin University. She has several Honorary roles, including Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Senior Fellow at Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, and Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University.