Donna Cross

Donna Cross

Donna Cross is a Professor with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Western Australia and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. Donna and her research team have conducted rigorous empirical and highly applied school and family-based research in Australia since 1994, with over 30,000 primary and secondary students and their teachers and families. This research primarily aims to improve children’s and adolescents’ health and wellbeing. 

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Pastoral care: Reviewing staff wellbeing
Pastoral care: Reviewing staff wellbeing

In an earlier Teacher article, Leanne Lester and Donna Cross discuss the need for schools to carry out regular reviews of pastoral care policies, program and practices. Here, they look in greater depth at Stage 2 – reviewing staff wellbeing.

Making transition a positive experience – 10 key strategies
Making transition a positive experience – 10 key strategies

In today's article Donna Cross and Leanne Lester from the University of Western Australia discuss 10 key strategies to enhance student transition to secondary school.

School climate - the effect on transition
School climate - the effect on transition

Donna Cross and Leanne Lester look at how components of school climate can affect the transition from primary to secondary.

Pastoral care: A 10-step plan
Pastoral care: A 10-step plan

Regular reviews of policies and practices help to systematically assess pastoral care resources, strengths, needs, threats and opportunities. This action plan will make the process easy.