Dr Catia Malvaso

 Position Research Associate
 Org Unit School of Psychology
 Email catia.malvaso@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 3764
 Location Floor/Room 728 ,  Hughes ,   North Terrace
  • Qualifications

    B Psych (Hons); First Class

    PhD Candidate (APA scholarship)

     

  • Teaching Interests

    Practical coordinator for the third year Learning and Behaviour course.

     

  • Research Interests

     

    Current Research

    For my PhD research, I am investigating the link between childhood maltreatment and subsequent offending behaviour in adolescence and adulthood, with a particular focus on how out-of-home care experiences might mitigate, moderate or exacerbate this link. I am also involved with several projects as a research assistant, including a government report that explores service engagement among young people with complex needs in the South Australian out-of-home care system and two reviews for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse investigating the characteristics of men and women who perpetrate child sexual abuse and factors that drive different reporting rates for child sexual abuse in Australian jurisdictions.

     

  • Publications

    Peer reviewed articles:

    Malvaso, C., Delfabbro, P., & Day, A. (under review). Child maltreatment and criminal convictions in youth: The role of gender, ethnicity and placement experiences. Children and Youth Services Review.

    Malvaso, C., Day, A., Casey, S., & Corrado, R. (under review). Young offenders, maltreatment and trauma: A pilot study. Psychology, Psychiatry & Law.

    Malvaso, C., Delfabbro, P., & Day, A. (under review). The child protection and juvenile justice nexus in Australia: A longitudinal examination of the relationship between maltreatment and offending. Child Abuse & Neglect.

    Delfabbro, P., Winefield, H., Winefield, A., Malvaso, C., & Pleuckhahn, T. (2016). Factors Associated With Attrition in a 10-year Longitudinal Study of Young People: Implications for Studies of Employment in School Leavers: Factors influencing attrition. Australian Journal of Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/ap.12207

    Malvaso, C., Delfabbro, P., & Day, A. (2016). Risk factors that influence the maltreatment-offending association: A systematic review of prospective and longitudinal studies. Aggression and Violent Behavior.

    Malvaso, C., Delfabbro, P. (2016). Leaving care and service engagement: Lessons from the Homelessness Sector. Parity, 29(1), 12-13.

    Malvaso, C., Delfabbro, P., Hackett, L., & Mills, H. (2016). Service approaches to young people with complex needs leaving out-of-home care. Child Care in Practice. DOI: 10.1080/13575279.2015.1118016

    Brooks, J., Darling, S., Malvaso, C., & Della Sala, S. (2016). Adult developmental trajectories of pseudoneglect in the tactile, visual and auditory modalities and the influence of starting position and stimulus length. Brain and Cognition. DOI: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2015.217.00042

    Malvaso, C., Delfabbro, P., & Day, A. (2015). The maltreatment-offending association: A systematic review of the methodological features of prospective and longitudinal studies. Trauma, Violence and Abuse. DOI: 10.1177/1524838015620820

    Delfabbro, P., Malvaso, C., Winefield, A., & Winefield, H. (2015). Socio-demographic, health and psychological correlates of suicidality severity in Australian adolescents. Australian Journal of Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12104

    Malvaso, C., & Delfabbro, P. (2015) Young people with complex needs leaving out-of-home care: Service issues and the need to enhance policy and practice. Children Australia. DOI:10.1017/cha.2015.48

    Winefield, H., Delfabbro, P., Winefield, A., Pleuckhahn, T., Malvaso, C. (2015). Adolescent predictors of satisfaction with social support six years later: An Australian longitudinal study. Journal of Adolescence, 44, DOI:10.1016/j.adolescence.2015.07.004

    Malvaso, C., & Delfabbro, P. (2015). Offending behaviour among young people with complex needs in the Australian out-of-home care system. Journal of Child and Family Studies. DOI 10.1007/s10826-015-0157-z

    Malvaso, C., Delfabbro, P., Proeve, M., & Nobes, G. (2015). Predictors of childhood injury in biological and stepfamilies. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. DOI:10.1007/s40653-015-0052- 

     

    Government Reports


    Delfabbro, P., & Malvaso, C. (2015). Service engagement and young people with complex needs leaving out-

    of-home care in South Australia. Adelaide, Australia: Department for Communities and Social Inclusion.

    Proeve, M., Malvaso, C., & Delfabbro, P. (under review with the RC, 2015). Evidence and frameworks for understanding perpetrators of institutional child sexual abuse. University of Adelaide for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

    Malvaso, C., Lewig, K., Arney, F. (under review with the RC, 2015). Factors that drive different reporting rates for child sexual abuse in different Australian jurisdictions. Australian Centre for Child Protection for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

     

    Conference presentations

    Malvaso, C. (2016). The link between childhood maltreatment and juvenile offending. Presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference in New Hampshire, USA and at Chapin Hall, University of Chicago (as part of a lab visit).

    Malvaso, C. (2015). Risk factors that influence the maltreatment-offending association: A systematic review of prospective and longitudinal studies. Presented at the Australian New Zealand Association for Psychology, Psychiatry and Law Conference, Canberra, Australia.

    Malvaso, C. (2015). Risk factors that influence the maltreatment-offending association: A systematic review of prospective and longitudinal studies. Presented at the Australian New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

    Malvaso, C. (2015). Risk factors that influence the maltreatment-offending association. Poster presentation at the Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

    Malvaso, C. (2015). Service engagement and young people with complex needs leaving out-of-home care in South Australia. Presented at the Australian Conference for Child Abuse and Neglect (ACCAN), Auckland, New Zealand.

    Malvaso, C. (2014). An examination of ecological and evolutionary accounts of childhood injury in stepfamilies using the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Presented at the Association for Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) Conference, Sydney, Australia.

     

    Keynote presentations and invited talks

    Malvaso, C., & Delfabbro, P. (2016). Leaving care and service engagement: Lessons from the Homelessness Sector. Keynote address at the Council to Homeless Persons journal launch and sector forum, Melbourne Town Hall, Victoria.

    Delfabbro, P., & Malvaso, C. (2015). Young people with complex needs leaving out-of-home care. Presented at the Life Without Barriers Quarterly Breakfast, Adelaide Pavilion, South Australia.

    Malvaso, C. (2015). Predictors of childhood injury in biological and stepfamilies. Centre for Child and Family Research, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom.

    Delfabbro, P., & Malvaso, C. (2014). Service engagement and young people with complex needs leaving out- of-home care in South Australia. Exceptional Needs Executive Committee meeting, Government of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. 

  • Professional Associations

    Member of:

    • Healthy Development Adelaide
    • Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
    • Golden Key International Honours Society

  • Community Engagement

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