Paul Harnett is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Queensland.
He has worked clinically and conducted research in the area of child protection since 1987. He spent many years working as a Clinical Psychologist in a specialist child protection team at the Maudsley Hospital in London. In Australia he has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in care and protection for the NSW Department of Community Services and Queensland Mental Health.
He is currently interested in the evaluation of the PuP program with parents involved with child protection agencies and has developed the Capasity to Change model of assessment for high risk families. He is also interested in working with Indigenous Communities to develop an adaptation of the PuP program that is relevant to each particular community. Commmunity involvement and ownership underpin the processes of adaptation.