Scientific Publications

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Journal Articles

Lipscombe, B., Boyd, Roslyn, N., Coleman, A., Fahey, M., Rawicki, B.,Whittingham, K. (2016). Does early communication mediate the relationship between motor ability and social function in children with cerebral palsy?Research in Developmental Disabilities, 53-54, 279-286.

Whittingham, K., Sanders, M., McKinlay, L. & Boyd, R.N. (2016). Parenting intervention combined with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: a trial with families of children with cerebral palsy.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 41 (5), 531-542.

Brown, F.L., Whittingham, K., Boyd, R., McKinlay, L., & Sofronoff, K., (2015).  Does Stepping Stones Triple P plus Acceptance and Commitment Therapy improve parent, couple, and family adjustment following pediatric acquired brain injury? A randomised controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 73, 58-66.

Boyd, R.N., Baque, E., Piovesana, A., Ross, S., Ziviani, J., Sakzewski, L., Barber, L., Lloyd, O., McKinlay, L., Whittingham, K., Smith, A.C., Rose, S., Fiori, S.,Cunnington, R., Ware, R., Lewis, M., Comans, T.A., Scuffham, P.A. (2015). Mitii ABI: Study protocol of a randomised  controlled trial of a web-based multi-modal training program for children and adolescents with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), BMC Neurology, 15 (1), 140.

Whittingham, K. (2015).  Connect and shape: a parenting meta-strategy.  Journal  of Contextual Behavioural Science.  4 (2), 104-106.

Barfoot, J., Meredith, P., Ziviani, J. & Whittingham K. (2015). Relationship based parenting to support developmental outcomes for a young child with cerebral palsy: A practice application. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 78 (10), 640-643. (IF = 0.897)

Colditz, P.B., Sanders, M.R., Boyd, R.N., Pritchard, M., Gray, P., O’Callaghan, M., Slaughter, V., Whittingham, K., O’Rourke, P., Winter, L., Evans, T., Herd, M., Ahern, J. & Jardine, L. (2015). Study Protocol: Prem Baby Triple P: A randomised controlled trial of enhanced parenting capacity to improve developmental outcomes in preterm infants. BMC Pediatrics. 15, 1-13.

Brown, F. L., Whittingham, K., & Sofronoff, K. (2015). Parental experiential avoidance as a potential mechanism of change in a parenting intervention for parents of children with pediatric acquired brain injury. Journal Of Pediatric Psychology. 40(4), 464-474. (IF = 2.541)

Piovesana, A., Ross, S., Whittingham, K., Ware, R. & Boyd, R. (2015). Stability of Executive Functioning measures in 8-17 year old children with unilateral cerebralpalsy.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist.  29 (1), 133-149. 

Herd, M., Whittingham, K., Sanders, M., Colditz, P. & Boyd R. (2014). Efficacy of preventative parenting interventions for parents of preterm infants on later child behavior: A systematic review and meta-analysis.  Infant Mental Health Journal.35 (6), 630-41.

Whittingham, K. & Douglas, P. (2014). Optimising parent-infant sleep from birth to 6 months: a new paradigm. Infant Mental Health Journal .35 (6), 614-623. 

Brown, F. L., Whittingham, K., Boyd, R. N., McKinlay, L., & Sofronoff, K. (2014). Improving child and parenting outcomes following paediatric acquired brain injury: A randomised controlled trial of Stepping Stones Triple P plus acceptance and commitment therapy. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 55(10), 1172-1183. (IF=5.669, 2 citations)

Whittingham, K., Sanders, M., McKinlay, L. & Boyd, R.N. (2014).  Interventions to Reduce Behavioral Problems in Children with Cerebral Palsy: An RCT.  Pediatrics.  133, e1249-1257.

Whittingham, K. (2014) Parenting in context.  Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.  3, 212-215. Evans, T.

Whittingham, K., Boyd, R. (2014) Are Parenting Interventions Effective in Improving the Relationship Between Mothers and Their Preterm Infants?” Infant Behavior and Development.  37, 131-124.

Whittingham, K., Bodimeade, H.L.,Lloyd, O., & Boyd, R.N. (2014) Everyday Psychological Functioning in Children with Unilateral CP: Does Executive Functioning Play a Role? Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. Epub ahead of print 7/1/2014.

Whittingham, K. (2013) Parents of children with disabilities, mindfulness and acceptance: A review and a call for research. Mindfulness. Epub ahead of print 18/5/2013.

Whittingham, K., Boyd, R., Sanders. M. & Colditz, P. (2013) Parenting and prematurity: Understanding parent experience and preferences for support.  Journal of Child and Family Studies.  Epub ahead of print 24/5/2013.

Brown, F., Whittingham, K., Boyd R., & Sofronoff, K. (2013) Parenting a child with Traumatic Brain Injury: experiences of parents and health professionals.  Brain Injury. Epub ahead of print 10/10/2013. Brown, F.,

Whittingham, K., Boyd R., & Sofronoff, K. (2013) A Systematic Review of Parenting Interventions for Traumatic Brain Injury: Child and Parent Outcomes.  Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.  28 (5), 349-360.

Bodimeade, H.L., Whittingham, K., Lloyd, O., & Boyd, R.N. (2013) Executive Function in Children and Adolescents with Unilateral Cerebral Palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.  55 (10), 926-933. (IF=2.918)

Whittingham, K., Sanders, M.R., McKinlay, L. & Boyd, R.N. (2013) Stepping Stones Triple P and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for parents of children with cerebral palsy: Trial protocol.  Brain Impairment.  14 (2), 270-280.

Brown, F., Whittingham, K., McKinlay, L., Boyd, R.N. & Sofronoff, K. (2013) Efficacy of Stepping Stones Triple P plus a stress management adjunct for parents of children with acquired brain injury: The protocol of a randomised controlled trial.  Brain Impairment.  14 (2), 253-269.

Whittingham, K., Wee, D., Sanders, M. & Boyd R. (2013) Sorrow, Coping and Resiliency: Parents of children with Cerebral Palsy share their experiences.  Disability and Rehabilitation. 35 (17) 1447-1452.

Whittingham, K., Wee, D., Sanders, M. & Boyd R. (2013) Predictors of psychological adjustment, experienced parenting burden and chronic sorrow symptoms in parents of children with Cerebral Palsy.  Child: Care, Health and Development.  39 (3), 366-373.

Boyd, R.N., Mitchell, L.E., James, S.T., Ziviani, J., Sakzewski, L., Smith, A., Rose, S., Cunnington, R., Whittingham, K., Ware, R.S., Comans, T.A., Scuffham, P.A. (2013) Move it to improve it (Mitii): A study protocol of a randomised controlled trial of a novel web-based multimodal training program for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy.  BMJ Open. 3(4), 1-22.

Bodimeade, H., Whittingham, K., Lloyd, O., Boyd, R.N. (2013) Executive functioning in children with unilateral cerebral palsy: protocol for a cross-sectional study.  BMJ Open. 3, 1-10.

Guzzetta A, Boyd RN, Perez M, Ziviani J, Burzi V, Slaughter V, Rose S, Provan K, Findlay L, Fisher I, Colombini F, Tealdi G, Marchi V. & Whittingham K. (2013) UP-BEAT (Upper Limb Baby Early Action-observation Training): protocol of two parallel randomised controlled trials of action-observation training for typically developing infants and infants with asymmetric brain lesions. BMJ Open. 3(2), 1-11.

Pennell, C., Whittingham, K., Boyd, R., Sanders, M.R. & Colditz, P. (2012) Prematurity and Parental Self-Efficacy: The Preterm Parenting & Self-Efficacy Checklist.  Infant Behavior and Development.  35 (4), 678-688.

Evans, T., Whittingham, K. & Boyd, R. (2012)What Helps the Mother of a Preterm Infant Become Securely Attached, Responsive and Well-adjusted? Infant Behavior and Development.  35 (1), 1-11. Ferrari, A.,

Whittingham, K., Boyd, R., Sanders, M.R. & Colditz, P. (2011) Prem Triple P: A new parenting intervention for parents of infants born very preterm.  Infant Behaviour and Development 34, 602-609.

Whittingham, K., Wee, D., Sanders, M.R. & Boyd, R. (2011) Responding to the challenges of parenting a child with CP: a focus group.  Disability and Rehabilitation. 33 (17-18), 1557-1567.

Whittingham, K. Wee, D., Boyd, R. (2011).  Systematic Review of the efficacy of parenting interventions for children with Cerebral Palsy.  Child: Care, Health and Development.  37 (4), 475-483.

Mazzucchelli, T.G., Studman, L.J., Whittingham, K. & Sofronoff, K. (2010) Comments on a study of the social validity of the developmental disability parent training program Stepping Stones Triple P.  Life Span and Disability.  13 (2), 109-128.

Harnett, P., Whittingham, K., Puhakka, E., Hodges, J. Spry, C. & Dob, R. (2010) The short-term impact of a brief group-based mindfulness therapy program on depression and life satisfaction.  Mindfulness, 1 (3), 183-188.

Whittingham, K. Fahey, M., Rawicki, B., Boyd, R. (2010).  The relationship between motor abilities and early social development in a preschool cohort of children with Cerebral Palsy.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31, 1346-1351.

Cash, M., Whittingham, K. (2010).  Which facets of mindfulness contribute to psychological well being and depressive, anxious and stress-related symptomatology?  Mindfulness, 1(3), 177-182.

Kang, C., Whittingham, K. (2010).  Mindfulness: A dialogue between Buddhism and Clinical Psychology.  Mindfulness, 1(3), 161-173.

Rosbrook, A. Whittingham, K. (2010).  Autistic traits in the general population:  What mediates the link with depressive and anxious symptomatology?  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  4, 415-425.

Whittingham, K., Sofronoff, K., Sheffield, J., & Sanders, M.R. (2009). Do parental attributions affect treatment outcome in a parenting program?  An exploration of the effects of parental attributions in an RCT of Stepping Stones Triple P for the ASD population.  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3, 129-144.

Whittingham, K., Sofronoff, K., Sheffield, J., & Sanders, M.R. (2009). Behavioural Family Intervention with parents of children with ASD: What do they find useful in the parenting program Stepping Stones Triple P?  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 3 (3), 702-713.

Whittingham, K., Sofronoff, K., Sheffield, J., & Sanders, M.R. (2009). Stepping Stones Triple P: An RCT of a parenting program with parents of a child diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 37, 469-480.

Whittingham, K., Sofronoff, K., Sheffield, J., & Sanders, M.R. (2008).  An exploration of parental attributions within the Autism Spectrum Disorders population.  Behaviour Change, 25 (4), 201-214. 

Whittingham, K., Sofronoff, K., & Sheffield, J.K. (2006).  Stepping Stones Triple P: A pilot study to evaluate acceptability of the program by parents of a child diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 27, 364-380.

Book Chapters

Whittingham, K., & Douglas, P. (2016). ‘Possums’: building contextual behavioural science into an innovative evidence-based approach to parenting support in early life. In Kirkcaldy, B. (eds)  Personal enrichment in our lives: psychotherapy in parenthood and beyond.  Minerva.  

Jones, L.B., Whittingham, K., Coyne, L. & Lightcap, A. (2016).  A contextual behavioural science approach to parenting intervention and research. In Zettle, R.D., Hayes, S.C., Barnes-Holmes, D., & Biglan, A. (eds) The Wiley Handbook of Contextual Behavioral Science.  West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons,

Whittingham, K. (2016).  Mindfulness and transformative parenting.  In Shonin, E., Gordon, W.V. & Griffiths, M. (eds). Mindfulness and other Buddhist-Derived Approaches in Mental Health & Addiction. Switzerland: Springer, 363-390.

Brown, F. & Whittingham, K. (2015). A Structured Behavioural Family Intervention with Parents of Children with Brain Injury.  In Reed J., Byard, K., & Find, H. (eds)  Neuropsychological rehabilitation of childhood brain injury apractical guide.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 60-81.

Sofronoff, K.& Whittingham, K. (2007). Parent management training to improve competence in parents of children with Asperger’s syndrome.  In Briesmeister , J. M.  & Schaefer, C. (eds), The handbook of parent training: helping parents to prevent and solve problem behaviours (3rd edition).Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 107-128.