Associate Professor Mark Boyes is Co-Lead of the Mental Health Research Domain and a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Emerging Leadership Fellow. His research sits at the intersection of health, developmental, and clinical psychology, and aims to shed light on risk and protective factors associated with a variety of psychological, social, educational, and health-related outcomes. Much of his work is with youth who are stigmatised and silenced, including youth affected by HIV/AIDS, youth who self-injure, and children with language and literacy difficulties.
He is particularly interested in cognitive and self-regulatory processes, such as appraisal, coping, and emotion regulation, and their links with mental health. Ultimately, his aim is to inform the development of effective evidence-based interventions promoting mental health among youth and their families.
A/Prof Boyes has published extensively and his work has received multiple awards. He is a regular member of NHMRC Grant Review Panels, an invited member of the European Science Foundation College of Expert Reviewers, and an Executive Board Member of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury.