Researcher biography

Hannah Thomas is a Research Fellow at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, and has academic affiliations with both The University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. She completed her PhD on adolescent bullying and cyberbullying in 2017 which included the development of the Bullying and Cyberbullying Scale for Adolescents [BCS-A]. Hannah’s continuing interests are in the prevention of adverse childhood experiences to reduce mental and physical illness in the population. She has co-led the work to have bullying victimisation included as a risk factor for mental disorders in the Global Burden of Disease Study. Hannah is also an investigator on the Australian Child Maltreatment Prevalence Study, which is the most comprehensive study of prevalence, health and economic burden of child maltreatment in Australia.